Oil & Gas

Oil & Gas Heating Case Study: Declutter Your Worksite with Less Units

A major oil and gas producer operating in one of the coldest parts of Canada was preparing to undertake several critical construction projects in the wintertime, including curing concrete, coating pump stations and heating hoardings. These operations needed a steady heat supply, and the heaters on site were not effective enough to produce the required heat.

City laws prevented the contractor from using propane-based heaters due to their hazardous nature and risk of explosion. Regulations dictated that carbon monoxide emissions be less than 50 ppm.

The customer noticed that the heaters left far too many cold spots, which presented a risk of not having enough critical heat, eventually leading to rework, and potentially missing the plant’s targeted Startup date. At this point, the customer decided to replace 14 of the competition’s heaters with 7 of Cahill’s Jet Heat flameless industrial heaters. This created an immediate impact by decluttering the customer’s worksite.

The Jet Heat industrial heater features the highest static pressure among all heaters in the market and can deliver safe, breathable, clean heat from hundreds of feet away using flexible ducting. The dry heat penetrated the workspace evenly, leaving no cold spots. The customer noted this as a huge improvement from the technology previously used.

While pouring concrete, the Cahill Jet Heat heater can cure larger areas faster, effectively helping the customer get ahead of schedule. The pump station coating, a very delicate operation, needed to be done right first to avoid rework and lengthy delays. With technology designed to produce dry air without disturbing ambient conditions, our heaters nullified the threat of rework and even shortened the coating time.

Cahill’s heaters feature a 110% fuel containment design to eliminate the possibility of fuel leakages. This more than met the stringent oil and gas standards for safety and even eliminated the need for a fire watch.

On a winter season when the temperature consistently dropped below -40°F, Cahill’s cold start feature and ability to produce heat instantaneously turned out to be the best bet for the customer. By reducing the number of heaters on site, eliminating downtime, and providing critical heat where needed, our patented technology helps our customers stay on track.

Our customer met their construction targeted milestones, went operational on time, and realized savings of upwards of $800,000 over the winter.

long ductwork from jet heater to concrete curing site
single heater on tank coatings site

Comparison of Heating Solutions and Summary

Metrics Competitor Cahill
Heaters Needed
14 heaters
7 heaters
Number of Hours Running
Total Fuel Consumed in Gallons
Fuel Cost in Dollars
Number of Refueling Visits
Cost of Refueling
Number of Service Visits
Service Cost
Total Heating Cost
Cost Savings with Cahill