Thermal Water Analysis Program

Understanding Thermal Water Chemistry
Maxxam has designed a purpose-built analytical solution to address the significant problems of corrosion, deposits and scale in steam generators. A survey of Oil Sands Leadership Initiative (OSLI) members found that fouling and water treating problems believed to be associated with dissolved inorganic and organic material are common to all operators. Maxxam partnered with OSLI to undertake a comprehensive research project to develop best practices and practical solutions to address this issue.

By researching the chemistry of thermally-produced water, we have developed an indepth understanding of migration patterns and the fate of the inorganics and organics in thermal water systems.

Maxxam’s Thermal Water Analysis Program will provide operators the data they need to optimize their boiler throughput and improve ROI. This sampling and analysis program can also help to:

  • Reduce the risk of a shut-down
  • Avoid unnecessary loss of production, and
  • Optimize spending on water treatment and silica removal

The first step of this program is a baseline evaluation of the thermal water chemistry in select parameters, followed by a monthly or quarterly sampling and analysis depending on the outcome of the initial assessment. The sampling points will vary depending on plant configuration, but will generally be at these stages:

  • De-Oiled Produced Water
  • Boiler Feed Water
  • OTSG Boiler Blowdown
  • LP Separator Flash Blowdown

With the analytical data, customers can take corrective measures to increase production efficiency.

For more information, please contact your account rep or call our Petroleum Technology Centre780 378 8500.

 

 

Phil Heaton, P.Chem, General Manager, Oil Sands and Upgrading

“With Maxxam’s new, purpose-built Thermal Water Analysis Program, customers can now take appropriate corrective actions to optimize production and profitability.”  Phil Heaton, P.Chem, General Manager, Oil Sands and Upgrading

Thermal Water Analysis Program

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Maxxam Analytics Maxxam is the Canadian market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries and a member of the Bureau Veritas Group of companies – a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services. We support critical decisions made by our customers through the application of rigorous science and the knowledge and expertise of our over 2200 employees. Our annual Corporate Responsibility Report outlines our efforts to continually improve our business performance and practices. Its publication is an industry first and an integral part of our commitment to success with responsibility.
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