STWA Contracting With Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI) to Test Groundbreaking AOT™ Technology
Tests at U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center (RMOTC) to Be Co-Funded Through PRCI Support
SANTA BARBARA, CA--(Marketwire - January 20, 2011) - STWA, Inc (
"PRCI and STWA are entering into a contract to co-fund the field testing at the U.S. Department of Energy's Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center," stated Mr. Michael P. Whelan, PRCI's Director of Facilities Programs at PRCI. "Our members have identified the AOT™ as having potentially significant impact, and STWA has been successful in bringing together a set of project participants that we feel will allow a rigorous evaluation of this technology." He added, "The project team of STWA, Colfax Corporation and the PRCI member oil pipeline representatives has established a final site design and actionable test plan, enabling a go-ahead for work at the DOE facility."
"STWA's AOT™ for supplemental viscosity reduction is compelling to PRCI and those they represent for its potential to deliver greater pipeline throughput capacity, energy efficiency and environmental safety," stated Mr. Cecil Bond Kyte, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of STWA, Inc. "We believe that our technology can create significant value and cost savings for pipeline operators. We are honored and excited by PRCI's support."
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The Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI) is a research consortium comprised of the world's leading energy pipeline companies and vendors, service providers, equipment manufacturers, and support organizations to the pipeline industry. PRCI is a unique forum within the worldwide energy pipeline industry, delivering value to its members and the industry through the development and deployment of new solutions to the design, construction, integrity, operational, maintenance, and regulatory challenges that face the energy pipeline industry. Its members include 33 energy pipelines around the world who transport natural gas, crude oil and refined products. For more information about PRCI and a complete list of members, please visit http://www.prci.org/.
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