Our Projects and Clients

Our engineering team will work closely with you to determine the best solution to meet your scope while remaining within budget and on time. We strive for complete customer satisfaction with every project we take on.

Expedited Injection Modules for a Major International Oil Producer

Wave engineered two large buildings and tanks for critical process within an oil sands mine site (fabrication of the tanks and building shell was contracted out but all engineering and drawings were completed in house). All internal structures, mechanical, electrical and instrumentation were engineered and assembled by Wave. The hazardous area (explosion proof) electrical/instrumentation included: gas detection and fire annunciation, lighting, heating/ventilation and power/signal distribution. This project took about 4 months (after scope was determined) to engineer, design, and fabricate two buildings complete with all associated QA/QC, testing and documentation.

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Safety Shower

Our client approached us to work on a safety shower design that would meet their specific requirements and lead time. Wave Control was able to offer a package exactly as they requested in a shorter time and for less money than the other vendors they approached.

The system is Engineered with a strict adherence to industry standards and meets all of the client’s requirements. This package included a storage tank and heater which in combination with the site’s potable water supply will provide a tepid water supply for at least 15 minutes. A Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) automation is in place to control the solenoid valves on the cold and hot water streams which provides redundant anti-scald protection.

The client is very satisfied with the end result of this project.

Corrosion Inhibitor Injection System

This injection system, designed for one of Suncor’s oil sand facilities water treatment plant, demonstrates Wave’s ability to work with a wide range of materials and chemistries. We engineered this particular system using corrosion resistant Perfluoroalkoxy (PFA) tubing and fittings along with some Kynar (PVDF) components which have very similar chemical resistance as polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), which is better known by the trade name Teflon. These are just a few of the highly chemical resistant options we have when working with chemicals not suitable with stainless steel or other alloys and not fully compatible with the cements used on PVC piping.

PFA tubing along with PVC components can provide the best economy and suitability and are an excellent choice for use with Sodium Hypochlorite (bleach). PFA tubing and fittings can also be combined with Kynar components to offer the best balance between economy and performance when handling other aggressive chemicals not compatible with PVC.

These systems are designed for many years of leak free operation by using flared tubing and fittings wherever possible instead of socket welded or NPT connections.

The client is very pleased with the system overall, and the project was completed and delivered as per the scope and timeline.

Methanol Injection System

Methanol Injection Systems are commonly used in oil and gas application in northern countries, like Canada, where pipeline fluid streams have the potential to freeze. This package offers the client the ability to inject methanol directly into an oil stream. As such, it is designed for outdoor, low temperature use. It is Class 1 Division 1 certified for hazardous area and includes Wave’s patented UCS Flow Measurement system, which allows for remote monitoring and control of the chemical injection

Along with Pressure Safety Valves (PSVs), pressure gauges and pressure switches for pressure protection it also has an explosion proof electrical enclosure. The system includes two Milton Roy MRA series pumps with low temperature capability and electronic stroke adjustment which allows for remote control of the flow. The system pictured was delivered on budget, and on schedule.

Specialized Gas Analyzer Sample Conditioning and Process Control Package

When our client approached us with a challenge to design a system with varied functionality, we immediately got to work in creating this specialized Gas Chromatograph Analyzer. In cooperation with our client, this sample conditioning and process control package was custom engineered, assembled, and tested in house.

The final package, which took 16 weeks to create from inception to completion, utilizes a variety of process control and automation in order to prepare the volatile fluid samples to specification for testing. The system is fully automated with the ability for heating, cooling, vacuum, flow, pressure automation, and control.

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Heavy Oil Pad Chemical Injection Modules

Since 2007, Wave has completed dozens of SAGD well pad, critical chemical injection large skid packages (about 12ft x 24 ft). All light structural, mechanical, process, electrical, and instrumentation engineering and fabrication/testing was completed by Wave in-house. The majority of these pad packages included Wave’s UCS system for reliable chemical metering and control.

Hundreds of Metering and Mixing Systems Provided

These systems range from a very basic single pump package to a complex system complete with electrical, instruments and automation.

See “chemical injection packages” page for more examples.

 

Activator Package

A European based global equipment company approached Wave Control to engineer and fabricate a rugged yet portable modular package that they could use for trials around the world. They free-issued us their proprietary activation device so that we could integrate it into the final design.

The Activator Package was mounted into two sea cans for two primary reasons; to be modular, and so that the package would be easily transportable from site to site without major shipping constraints. Inside the sea cans, there are four 2000-litre carbon steel storage tanks, complete with insulation and heating. There is one chemical injection package with gear and centrifugal pump, one modified activator package, full instrumentation, mechanical assembly and a complete electrical scope. It also includes semi-automation with the use of Allen Bradley PLC and HMI (for Human Interface), in order to control the major inputs of the system and monitor the critical variables of the package during operation. The Package is Class 1, Div 2 area classified.

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Expedited Shelter for Major International Oil Producer

A portable heated chemical feed package with shelter was expedited to local upgrader in a very short time for urgent process requirements.

Pharmaceutical cream mixing and dosing system

Wave completed R&D, engineering, and fabrication of a specialized measuring, mixing, and dispensing system for medical cream for an Edmonton, Alberta-based pharmaceutical company. This project required inhouse lab testing and development of prototypes of various mixing and dosing methods to ensure  best consistency and most accurate dosing of the cream. All Mechanical, electrical, software, and hardware was engineered, fabricated and assembled by Wave. Wave has also developed and manufactured hazardous area emulsion polymer mixing and batching equipment used for water and oil treatment in the oil sands along with other specialty chemical metering and monitoring devices (UCS, UCS-POLY, UCS-LP, Verificator).

 


 

Customer Testimonials

 

“The knowledge and enthusiasm of the audit participants and the way in which QMS activities fit within many of the Wave Control Systems Ltd. operations was impressive. The ongoing implementation efforts of all those involved with this QMS are commendable.”

ABSA Auditor, P.Eng.

“The cooperation and friendly working atmosphere at Wave has been phenomenal; our last minute design changes and upgrades were quickly responded to, allowing us to move on with testing.”

Senior Research Specialist with Major Oil Company

“I’ve worked with Wave since I moved to Fort McMurray. It was a no brainer to reach out to them to supply pumps and automation systems. I like the fact that they are local; that is, Alberta based. Plus, they get product out in a timely manner. They are familiar with our applications and our chemistry and know our customers’ specifications. That made it easier to build a pump skidder on site. I’d highly recommend them.”

District Manager for a major chemical supplier to the Canadian Oil and Gas Industry

“I’ve worked with Wave on quite a few skids since 2010. They are highly professional. In price, they are competitive with the market. Their turnaround is better that what we have seen in the market. They go out of their way to expedite. We always meet the installation and delivery schedule because of Wave’s focus on project management. But it’s their engineering expertise that sets them apart. Most firms provide an ‘off the shelf’ solution but Wave delivers what’s unique and new because of their focus on research and development.”

Process Engineer with Canada’s largest crude oil producer

“I was frustrated with our current vendor. Wave also provided the specific kind of pump packaging we needed but with superior service and correspondence as compared to our former supplier. So, we switched. One of the key advantages of working with Wave is they are prompt. Plus, they do not leave anything to assumptions. They have very good communications. I now refer a lot of work to Wave.”

Mechanical Engineer with one of the largest EPC firms in the world

“Wave has always gone the extra mile for me. I’ve worked with Wave since day one. In the past when I needed something, Wave stepped up to the plate and met or exceeded expectations. They have always been there for us. They are always willing to help, even with competitor’s products. They are incredibly knowledgeable with specialty products always giving us ideas to work within budget.”

Major supplier to Western Canada’s Oil and Gas Industry