Insulated thermal pipes

The key to a quality steam injection system is heat. High steam temperatures reduce the viscosity of bitumen in even the most difficult to reach areas of your well. In most EOR systems, steam loses colossal amounts of heat before it even touches your oil. That’s why our Insulated Thermal Piping is changing the game for steam injection retrieval. This specialised vacuum-insulated pipework ensures that every degree of heat travels further, making for a more productive and cost-efficient injection system. If you’re hoping to get the very best out of your injection process, ITP is for you.

BENEFITS

  • ITP reduces heat lost through tubing by up to 80%

  • Supports tubing for up to five heat cycles (sometimes more!)

  • Our tubing keeps a uniform steam quality to transfer maximum caloric load

How it Works

Our insulated tubing is built using two concentric tubes with an absolute vacuum in between. This means that heat cannot escape via conduction or convection, increasing the exit temperature. We’ve also included a ten-layer aluminium and fibreglass insulator to protect against radiation. With ITP, heat loss is kept well within the 0.002 – 0.006 W/Ml – °C W/ML-°C range whilst maintaining a uniform steam quality across the pipe. Our tubing operates up to a temperature of 680 degrees Fahrenheit with a working pressure of up to 2,600 PSI.