In an effort to become one of the most energy-efficient universities in the world, Stanford University in Stanford, Calif., launched the Stanford Energy System Innovations (SESI) project in 2012. At the heart of the three-year SESI initiative is heat recovery.
The firetube boiler has been around for more than a century, powering the steamboats and steam locomotives that played a major role in the industrialization of America. Today, a broad range of industries count on the firetube boiler to provide comfort heating and process heating where both lower and higher temperatures and pressures are required.
Efficiency, sustainability, reliability, safety–these are the keys to the optimal performance of a facility, and the are the focus of a properly conducted boiler-room assessment. This article discusses what goes into a properly conducted boiler-room assessment.
Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage, better known as SAGD, is considered to be the most viable and environmentally safe recovery technology for extracting heavy oil and bitumen. The process, which has been utilized for more than a decade, uses an advanced form of steam stimulation to extract oil from a pair of horizontal wells drilled into a reservoir.