A Norwegian company evaluating the use of electricity to generate steam on a high capacity scale at its oil-and-gas processing facilities needed a steam generator built and tested within one year to reduce carbon emissions at its facilities. A Pittsburgh-based supplier of advanced thermal technologies was able to help.

Chromalox worked with Equinor to design and test a high capacity steam generator within the one-year timeframe. The thermal systems manufacturer created a testing plan to confirm the medium-voltage technology was viable at Equinor's facilities. Chromalox helped Equinor increase safety by having the test unit built and operated in Chromalox's manufacturing facility in Ogden, Utah. This allowed the company to capture operational information to prove the medium-voltage steam generation at high pressure.

According to Chromalox, its high capacity steam generator will help reduce Equinor’s carbon emissions and get the company closer to its goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.

Based in Norway, Equinor is an energy company developing oil, gas, wind and solar energy in more than 30 countries.