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Heat is a “hot” commodity in the oilfield. It’s a basic requirement all the way down the line from extraction to processing to distribution. So it stands to reason that any gains in heating efficiency, no matter how slight, can quickly stack up into real dollars saved. Most fire-tube burners in the oil sands – in separators and treaters, for example – use high-pressure fuels which send flames several feet from the combustion source.

August 2017

Skies Magazine

Absolute Combustion International (ACI) has become a full member of Alberta Aerospace and Technology Center (AATC) located at Edmonton International Airport (EIA). ACI will be continuing the research and development of its combustion technology, to identify and create new and innovative solutions for the aerospace industry.

Its goal is to create devices that will allow airports to cut emissions, decrease maintenance and increase the safety of its heating equipment. AATC offers ACI an incredible opportunity to gain industry partnerships and market its aerospace innovations both locally and internationally.

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August 2017

Edmonton International Airport

(Edmonton, AB) Absolute Combustion International (ACI) has become a full member of Alberta Aerospace and Technology Center (AATC) located at Edmonton International Airport (EIA). ACI will be continuing the research and development of their combustion technology, to identify and create new and innovative solutions for the aerospace industry. Their goal is to create devices that will allow airports to cut emissions, decrease maintenance and increase the safety of their heating equipment. AATC offers ACI an incredible opportunity to gain industry partnerships and market their aerospace innovations both locally and internationally.

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June 2017

Imaginea Energy

The oil and gas industry in particular has a history of hypercompetitiveness, and it’s been destructive. Instead, we believe we should be lifting each other up, sharing our successes (and our failures!) and working together to find solutions to these complex problems.

Imaginea is on a quest to produce clean hydrocarbons (produced with zero emissions, zero pollution, and zero use of freshwater) and build an organization—and industry—that is a force for good in all three Ps: planet, people, and profit. Every decision is made with these things in mind. We have a long way to go, but we’re confident we’ll get there, one step at a time.

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May 15, 2017

JWN Energy

Imaginea Energy, through its partnership with the ImagineaXL accelerator fund for new technologies, will become an early adopter of Absolute Combustion International’s burner technology.

Imaginea created ImagineaXL to move what it considers game-changing technology into field demonstration sites and to commercialization faster. The ImagineaXL accelerator fund guarantees the early adoption of technology and open sources the results.

This is the first of many technologies anticipated to be funded through ImagineaXL that will utilize Imaginea Energy’s operations as an early adopter, the company said.

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Spring 2016

Oil & Gas Magazine

Edmonton-based Absolute Combustion International developed a high-intensity burner that delivers an even and consistent heat, and a near-flameless one to boot. That advanced efficiency means not only lower fuel costs but fewer greenhouse gas emissions. So far, the burner’s applications are targeted towards smaller fire-tube jobs in the three- to five-million Btu range, but down the line the company is considering building more powerful units capable of heating fracking water or producing steam for SAGD extraction.

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Summer 2016

Oil & Gas Magazine

Absolute Combustion has developed state of the art combustion technology that;

  • Decreases fuel consumption by 35% or greater
  • Decreases maintenance cost
  • Increases safety with ultra-low fuel pressures
  • Doubles the life of fire tubes with near flameless burner technology
  • Increases production with unbeatable heat transfer efficiency
  • Comes fully automated with a push button start
  • Fully CSA certified with B149.3-10, CGA 3.4 compliant, Class 1 Div 2
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2016

TEC Edmonton

Absolute Combustion International (ACI) developed the Absolute Extreme Burner™ to be a simple and effective way to improve the energy efficiency of burners. The ACI Absolute Extreme Burner™ has a broad range of commercial and industrial applications, particularly in the energy sector. These applications include: conventional heavy oil fire-tube applications, separators, treaters, glycol heating loops, temporary heating and industrial plastic recycling.

With the smallest flame in the industry, the Absolute Extreme Burner™ will vastly increase the lifespan of a fire tube due to minimal flame impingement, thereby increasing production efficiency and reducing maintenance costs. ACI’s unique burner system reduces the frequency of system downtime caused by fire tube replacement and maintenance.

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Winter 2015

Oil & Gas Magazine

Koleya Karringten Smith is the co-founder and President of Absolute COmbustion International. With over 12 years of entrepreneurial experience, she has helped to create and develop a company that will change the landscape of burning solutions for the industrial sector of the energy world.

The goal is to provide proactive and sustainable solutions to organizations looking to improve heat transfer efficiency combustion performance and emissions.

The Absolute Extreme Burner can deliver an Exhaust Velocity Harmonic TM (EVH) that can dramatically increase heat transfer efficiency in a fire tube application. The ACI burner has 100% combustion efficiency, leaving zero carbon monoxide (CO emissions in the exhaust stream

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Fall 2015

Oil & Gas Magazine

We have just completed a field trial that independently proves that our burners will improve the overall throughput of Frac water heating systems with 30% or more.

Now you have a choice you can either use much less fuel or if your system can handle the extra flow move 30% more water to your units with the same fuel consumption levels.

Time is money and in this economic climate, the more time you can save the less your Frac job will cost.

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March 2015

Alberta Oil Magazine

Heat is a “hot” commodityin the oilfield. It’s a basic requirement all the way down the line from extraction to processing to distribution. So it stands to reason that any gains in heating efficiency, no matter how slight, can quickly stack up into real dollars saved. Most fire-tube burners in the oil sands – in separators and treaters, for example – use high-pressure fuels which send flames several feet from the combustion source. That’s not only a potentially dangerous waste of heat, but more flame also means more wear and tear on downstream equipment.

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March 2015

Business Wire

Absolute Combustion International Inc. (ACI) has designed, produced and tested a completely revolutionary, near flameless, burner technology that dramatically improves the key performance characteristics of industrial combustion systems. The Absolute Extreme Burner provides a clear and powerful value proposition for the oil and gas industry and other applications. This includes: meeting increasing regulatory standards, lower emissions and a reduction of the amount of fuel consumed during normal operation by 30% or more, thereby increasing production efficiency, reducing operational expenses and increasing workplace safety.

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Summer 2015

Oil & Gas Magazine

The Absolute Extreme Burner TM offers 100% efficient near flameless combustion. Our flames never leave the combustion chamber and we have significantly improved heat transfer efficiency. We have direct fire ignition and no heat exchange are required in many applications. Our ability to tune the burner to your process allows flexibility in design and retrofit with modes unique to our burner. We are adaptable to all process commands, controls, and alarms and have created multiple safeguards to protect the process and burner integrity.

Set it and forget it dynamic fie; air ratio controls simplify your processes. you will appreciate our easy tie into your existing process controls and our simplified HMI controls. We have password protected user and engineering set points and our burners are immune to barometric pressure changes making periodic adjustments unnecessary.

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November 2014

Oil & Gas Magazine

Edmonton-based Absolute Combustion International developed a high-intensity burner that delivers an even and consistent heat, and a near-flameless one to boot. That advanced efficiency means not only lower fuel costs but fewer greenhouse gas emissions. So far, the burner’s applications are targeted towards smaller fire-tube jobs in the three- to five-million Btu range, but down the line the company is considering building more powerful units capable of heating fracking water or producing steam for SAGD extraction.

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March 2013

Recycling Today Magazine

Eliminating low-density polyethylene (LDPE) from the waste stream and doing so in a manner that is energy efficient and environmentally safe is a concept that many material recovery facilities (MRFs) may only dream about. But one company in Alberta, Canada, has developed technology that is doing that very thing.

Absolute Combustion International (ACI), based in Leduc, Alberta, has developed a plastic extruder that it says can be used to recycle LDPE. The Absolute Extreme Burner was designed to produce heat without flame, creating what the company says is a consistent and controlled heat source ideal for working with low-density plastics.

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Fall 2012

Oil & Gas Magazine

Absolute Combustion International (ACI) has reported an incredible NOx emission reduction performance of 16-19PPM, single pass, without the need to re-circulate flue gas. They have also reported zero C0 Emissions in their exhaust gas, which is achieved by the Absolute Extreme BUrner TM combustion efficiency of 99.9 percent or greater.

This may not sound like much, but in reality, a dramatic boost in combustion efficiency, along with a major reduction of NOx emissions, show that an unmistakable breakthrough has occurred.

Nearly two0thurds of global energy consumption is accounted for by the combustion of hydrocarbon and fossil fuels in burners, boilers, and turbines. These systems are used to provide heat for all manners of industrial processes and for building heat.

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Summer 2012

Oil & Gas Magazine

These guys have had the creative audacity to invent the world’s most efficient industrial burner systems/ So what does that really mean? In the simplest of terms, it means the potential to reduce NOx and Green House Gas emissions while providing unprecedented thermal efficiency in Separators and Treaters. So if your Heavy Oil production requires fire tube applications in any form, and most of them do, this will be a game changer.

ACI burners deliver consistent performance & thermal efficiency. The ACI burner is 100% efficient regardless of atmospheric and geographical conditions. Over time traditional burners can fluctuate between 30 to 80% measured efficiency. An efficiency of 65 – 80% is achieved only under perfect or ideal conditions.

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Spring 2012

Oil & Gas Magazine

Absolute Combustion International Inc. (A.C.I.) Of Calgary, Alberta has a team of visionaries that choose to believe that all the soft plastic in the ocean, on the land and in our landfills could be turned into the building blocks of tomorrow. They see a world of soft waste plastic being transformed into economically viable businesses, such as a world of residential and commercial products and endless financial opportunities. While that might seem like quite a leap of faith for some, people like Thomas Edison would agree. “Where there’s an intention to create a new reality – most often a new reality is made.” TO all the visionaries, “Thank you!”

Darsell Karringten, president and CEO of ACI, is concerned with creating a new solution and an entire global movement as a force for social and environmental reform. Darsell says, “petroleum people really understand pollution because we work within it. We have to find new ways around it. We need to be solution providers for a sustainable world. Soft plastics represent a massive global waste issue while at the same time, it is also a significant business opportunity. So, in reality, we all have a responsibility and a magnificent opportunity to turn the major pollution issues of our time into the sustainable solutions of tomorrow, At ACI, this is what we do.”

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Winter 2011

Oil & Gas Magazine

True innovation is not a modification, a tweak or an add-on; it is an entirely new solution for the needs at hand. Innovation means new thought when a new vantage point infiltrates and changes the way we live our daily lives. Today, the iPhone is an innovation. Similarly, the Absolute Combustion burner will change the way the world works. Thanks to ACI, we have stumbled upon work’s most environmentally friendly burner solutions with the least ecological impact.

As Darsell says, “The applications for our burner technology are endless. The first practical applications for the Absolute Extreme BurnerTM was in a waste plastic recycling company with results that outperformed all expectations. Other applications currently being researched and developed are heavy oil production for separators and treaters, asphalt production and kilns for brick and cement, along with separators and treaters.”

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