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Assisting the separation of oil often requires three things - chemical, time, and heat. In the light oil regions of Saskatchewan, the application of heat has been impossible. Now, thanks to the Grit Industries Inc. Cold Weather Technologies (CWT) heater, that problem has been solved.
Using their patented Heat Driven Loop (HDL) technology, Grit has been working with producers in Saskatchewan to bring heat to light oil treating. The HDL works by generating steam, and then using that steam to transfer heat to the oil. The steam can be generated outside restricted areas, and then piped in to bring the heat to the oil - thereby keeping the flame outside that restricted area.
The first real installation of a CWT heater for heating light oil in Saskatchewan was in the Coleville area in 2009.
Once up and running, the heater quickly proved itself, allowing the facility to turn over an average of 60 cubic meters per day, within an eight hour time frame.
Operators have stressed how effortless and reliable the heater is. They also enjoy the peace-of-mind that comes with the heater. The heater has a long list of other benefits, such as the low maintenance, ease-of-use, reliability, and safety features.