Overview

Cogeneration is the process of simultaneously producing steam and electricity. In MEG Energy’s Christina Lake Operations the steam is used for SAGD bitumen recovery and the electricity is used to power the plant site with excess power sold to Alberta’s Power Grid.

Cogeneration is a highly-efficient technology where electricity produced at the plant ensures reliable power and has a lower carbon footprint. Cogeneration helps reduce total greenhouse gases.

Project Snapshot

SAGD Oil Sands

MEG Energy

Roof Ventilator & Wall Fans for heat Removal & Exhaust Fans for Process Hazards Removal

Environmental & Abrasiveness Conditions

Challenges

Oil Sands production can face a lot of challenges. Harsh conditions and noxious emissions can cause erosion and corrosion.  The abrasiveness of oil sands can threaten to compromise any equipment’s integrity and can potentially lead to failure.  Our clients are placing a greater emphasis on the versatility of the equipment as well as the quality of the indoor environment.  Buildings and their HVAC systems have a huge role to play in reducing Co2 emissions, cutting energy consumption and eliminate waste.

Furthermore, HVAC systems do not always work as expected this can be caused by the design of the system or that equipment and controls are improperly designed and installed.

Easton Solution

Easton Industrial Air is meeting challenges posed by clients and complying with regulation by incorporating new technologies into the products we are providing. These include energy efficient motors, heat recovery packages, air handling units with variable heat recovery and pressure independent control valves with modulating actuators that are utilized as a technology for maximizing energy savings.

Easton Industrial Air along with our vendors work in conjunction with our clients to test systems per operation, reveal and correct problems as we go and ensure that our packages are functioning as they are intended.

The work done by Easton Industrial Air for MEG Energy at Christina Lake designed and fabricated recirculation units that re-incorporated heated air from the environment and utilized the theory of thermodynamic heat recovery and in turn, cut energy consumption by 35 to 40%.  This was aligned with MEG Energy’s concept of reducing greenhouse gases and overall helping reduce the carbon footprint.