Tests run in Fractal’s laboratory in Sherbrooke, Quebec and validated in commercial scale field pilot facilities indicate that JetShear can reduce the diluent required for meeting a pipeline’s viscosity and density specifications. Laboratory tests indicate up to 60% of diluent can be eliminated for a typical Canadian bitumen (i.e. 6.5 - 8.0 API)
These results provide operators with the ability to materially reduce costs and environmental
impact associated with transporting the heavy oil to market while at the same time having a negligible impact on volumetric yield.
In addition, the stable JetShear products have other quality improvements including reduced density, sulfur, TAN and olefins content below pipeline specification. Tariff costs and environmental impacts are reduced due to reduced volumes being handled.