Scroll Top


Steam Blowing MP Steam Header


  • 400m of 30” piping required steam blowing.
  • Significant steam flow required to clean the system meant multiple silencers would be required.
  • The use of multiple silencers was able to accommodate the steam flow once it reached rates over the calculated requirements.

A major global oil and gas producer approached FourQuest Energy to perform steam blows on the MP Steam header in their Northern Alberta facility.

The MP steam header consisted of 400m of 30” piping, which would require more than one silencer set up to accommodate the required steam flow rate.

During our pre-engineering phase, it was calculated that 200 tonnes/hour of steam would be required to achieve the mandatory cleaning force ratio (CFR). This flow rate meant that more than one silencer would need to be rigged in at the outlet to accommodate the volume of steam as each silencer is capable of handling up to 150 tonnes/hour.

During steam blow operations, the flow rate reached as high as 290 tonnes/hour. This additional flow rate was achievable because of the setup of the two silencers.

After only 12 hours of steam blowing, the system was deemed clean by the client via visual inspection.


Download a PDF Copy

More Steam Blowing Service Resources

Watch Twin Silencer Blow

Watch Twin Silencer Steam Blow

Watch the Twin Silencer Video on YouTube

Service Line Page

Steam Blowing Rigged In

Learn more about our steam blowing services


Steam Blowing Work

Visit our resource library to download the brochure

Request More Information

Looking for more information on this service line? Click the button to be taken to our contact form. For additional information like brochures and case studies, visit our Resource Library

FourQuest Energy
Privacy Preferences
When you visit our website, it may store information through your browser from specific services, usually in form of cookies. Here you can change your privacy preferences. Please note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our website and the services we offer.