MONTREAL, Oct. 10, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Sofame Technologies Inc. (TSXV: SDW) (OTC: SFMGF) is supplying mobile frac water heating units to Vortex Energy Services, headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta. Vortex has been field testing a Sofame Percofrac™ 12 unit for over a year. The system has a12 million British thermal unit heating capacity, is fired on propane, and has demonstrated 99% thermal operating efficiency. Efficiency is an important cost consideration in the oil and gas fields, where tons of fuel must be trucked to remote areas over rough terrain. Vortex is currently completing a 36 MMBTUH trailer and two more 12 MMBTUH systems with Sofame. All Vortex systems are designed and built to CSA standards, and will be certified under the Alberta Gas Code Regulations, which have adopted CSA-B149.3-2010 "Field Approval of Fuel-related Components and Appliances".
Allan Roberts, CEO of Vortex Energy stated, "We have invested a significant amount of time and money with Sofame over the last eighteen months, to design and build mobile frac heaters which are the most efficient, and most compact on the market. The 36 MMBTUH unit we are testing later this month, has been assembled to withstand the poor road conditions and frigid temperatures in northern Alberta, where it will be put into service in November."
John Gocek, CEO of Sofame added, "Working with the team at Vortex has been a learning experience for Sofame. Mobile water heaters and fracking are new markets for Sofame, which offer more standardized products, better profit margins, repeat business, and recurring revenue opportunities through leasing arrangements. Industrial and institutional heat recovery and water heating systems have been our core business for thirty years. That knowledge base, and wealth of engineering experience, have allowed Sofame to develop a line of mobile frac water heaters in 12, 24 and 36 MMBTUH capacities. We believe this new direction will change the fortunes of the company in 2015 and beyond."
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SOURCE: Sofame Technologies Inc.
For further information: John Gocek, President & CEO, (514) 523-6545 x200; Vortex Energy Services Inc.: Allan Roberts, (780) 424-9998, [email protected]