A Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage project north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, required additional heating capacity for a multi-phase expansion of water treatment plants. In Vista’s FEED design process, it was determined that winter start-up conditions would require additional heating capacity beyond what was available with the currently installed 17.6 GJ /hour glycol heaters.
It was determined that the facility required 50 GJ/hour for the expansion. Two 33 GJ/hour heaters were installed to provide sufficient heat for building heating, heat tracing, tank/vessel heating and fuel gas heating. The need for construction to coincide with winter start-up required the project to be fast-tracked, with detailed engineering completed and equipment sourced much sooner than would normally be expected. Vista was able to meet and exceed the client’s requirements and is currently favored for future projects of a similar nature.