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.
- 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.
- Boiler Soft Sensors (Suncor)
Using software and real time analysis of boiler data to increase steam quality with less water and energy.