IDE’s Horizontal Mechanical Vapor Compression (MVC) Evaporators Chosen to Expand SAGD Site in Canada
MVC evaporators to increase water capacity at low cost with reduced energy consumption
Alberta, Canada, March 10, 2014 – IDE Technologies announced today that a large oil and gas company, focused on in-situ projects, has purchased two IDE horizontal MVC evaporators to increase the produced water treatment capacity of a SAGD production site in Northern Alberta.
IDE’s MVC evaporators will process and treat de-oiled produced water to continuously supply high quality distillate. The feed water will be used for drum boilers, generating steam for injection to recover bitumen at the SAGD site. The pre-fabricated evaporators will be shipped to the site after full pre-assembly and testing, reducing the required scope of site construction, hence saving time and reducing costs.
The low footprint and operator friendly mechanical design of IDE’s evaporators provide ready access to key components, as well as improved safety for operation and maintenance personnel. In addition, the evaporators are equipped with a unique removable tube bundle feature that significantly simplifies de-scaling and cleaning operations and reduces associated downtime production losses.
“Over the last two years, IDE has been striving to increase its presence in the oil sands market in Alberta, bringing close to 50 years of water treatment success and proven horizontal evaporators to this market. With this project, we look forward to expanding our presence in this key market,” said Avshalom Felber, CEO of IDE Technologies.
A world leader in water treatment solutions, IDE specializes in the development, engineering, construction and operation of some of the world’s largest and most advanced thermal and membrane desalination facilities and industrial water treatment plants. IDE partners with a wide range of customers – municipalities, oil & gas, mining, refineries and power stations – on all aspects of water projects, and delivers approximately 3 million m3/day of high quality water worldwide.
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