Designed to prevent freezing of the wellhead, when used in conjunction with Insulation Snakes®.
Sweet Heat System® circulates hot ethylene glycol through 3/4" braided steam hose using a free heat source.
Sweet Heat Systems® are available for any type of wellhead as long as there is a pulley turning or a power source nearby.
- Eliminates high propane consumption by allowing for use of free casing gas year round.
- Eliminates freeze-ups of wellhead, casing gas and surface equipment (e.g. production lines and tanks).
- Eliminates downtime and steaming costs due to freeze-ups.
- Reduces liquid build-up in the fuel gas scrubber.
- Reduces wax buildups in the wellhead surface flowline, enhancing gas and oil production.
- Eliminates the need to bury a surface flowline (a typical Sweet Heat System® installation would cost less than burying the surface flow line, plus you have all the other added benefits) when used in conjunction with the Insulation Snakes®.
- High temp shutdown is included to protect your engine and your Sweet Heat System® (comes standard with each kit).
A Sweet Heat System® may be used to enhance the engine's cooling capability by removing the insulation on the 3/4" steam hose on hot summer days.
Each Sweet Heat System® comes complete with all fittings and instructions required to install, and with 120ft. of 3/4" steam hose. Routed from engine to wellhead to engine (based on an average wellhead installation).
Water cooled engines only. (free heat feature)
A Sweet Heat System® will save on Operational Expense:
Propane Fuel Consumption / Downtime chart
- Arrow Engine Fuel consumption:
- Approximately 9000 BTU/HP /Hr for "C" Series Arrow engines (46, 66, 96, 106)
- 101,050 BTU / gallon of propane or 22, 228 BTU/liter of propane
- E.g. C-66 Engine rated 14 HP and utilizing 8 of the HP to drive the pumpjack
- 9000BTU x 8 HP x 24 hrs x 31 days = 2410 liters / month
- 22,228 BTU/ liter
- 2410 liters X Price of Propane = Cost per month
- Downtime Production Loss:
- Maintenance costs (e.g. Steamer + Crew) + Lost Production = Downtime @ Company Expense for frozen wellhead
- 1 day's downtime X (# of down days) = Seasonal loss of revenue.