Energy factoid

Cool Tech: Rifled tubes for steam generation

This technology could help the oil sands reduce water use and GHG emissions intensity

Internal ribbing introduces centrifugal force, causing water to spin and propel forward like a bullet. This helps to separate water from steam and more evenly distribute water inside the pipe, ensuring there are no dry spots which can lead to tube failure. The result: better heat transfer and better steam quality. Learn more at

Rifled tubes diagram