Increasing Boiler/Steam Generation Efficiency

COSIA members are also looking at boiler design and operations that could reduce overall water use owing to more efficient steam generation while also reducing GHG intensity.

Projects include:

  1. Boiler Rifle Tubes (Suncor and Devon)
    Improving Once-Through Steam Generator (OTSG) efficiency through the use of rifle tubes to improve steam quality (up to 90 per cent) thereby reducing water use, energy and blowdown waste.
  2. Boiler Soft Sensors (Suncor)
    Using software and real time analysis of boiler data to increase steam quality with less water and energy.