Startec's multidisciplinary team has been engineering, designing, and fabricating custom gas processing solutions since 1976. Experts in modularized packaging, our team has decades of experience in compression, natural gas processing, and heavy oil applications. Need a cold-weather solution? Check out our arctic packages.
World energy demand is growing, and alternative energies are playing an increasing role in meeting demand. Startec has that engineering, design, and fabrication ability to make your idea a reality.
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Whether you have a concept to commercialize or a design to be fabricated, Startec has the capability to transform your ideas into reality. From upfront Pre-feed and FEED, through detailed fabrication-ready design, to a fully commissioned operating system, each aspect of your project is handled by the right part at the right time. Let us show you how working with our team can maximize your project economics, lower costs, and reduce overall timelines.
Whatever your processing need, Startec has a solution. Whether you are processing industrial gases like helium, hydrogen or CO2, we design, engineer, and build equipment that covers every facet of gas processing.
With over 45 years of experience, Startec's compression packages are designed, engineered, and fabricated to meet the rigors of a myriad of applications. Our offerings include reciprocating and rotary compression dealing with high or low pressure natural gas or industrial gas applications.
Looking to optimize the value of each delivered barrel? Startec engineers and fabricates modularized designs for heavy oil applications including crude cooling, diluent recovery, and solvent recovery.
Startec’s extensive line of shell and tube heat exchangers are manufactured to be purpose-fit to your application. Designed to the latest codes, our exchangers are applicable for a range of services and industries, including natural gas processing, refining, and petrochemical.
If your equipment operates in extreme climates, Startec can package your equipment for seamless operations in low-temperature situations. Our modularized arctic packages include internal walkways, low-temperature instrumentation, and designs focused on cold-weather operability. Our products are guaranteed to withstand the harshest environments.
Our client, a mobile provider of CNG with a fleet of compressor trailers, gives customers access to a consistent flow of clean, efficient energy directly to operations across North America.
Our client, who specializes in nutrient recovery from bioliquids, is helping livestock farmers increase efficiencies and reduce expenses while becoming more environmentally sustainable.
Our client in Pakistan required a propane refrigeration plant to mechanically cool the natural gas temperature of 48MMSCFD from 30F to -10F.
Regularly having problems with an existing plants’ stabilizer, our client made Startec their partner of choice when they decided to expand their facility and solve a few legacy problems so they could reach full production capacity.
Startec supplied two (2) 60 percent compressors to service the de-ethanizer overhead gas stream from our process skid. Integrating the various components of this facility (de-ethanizer, propane sub-cooler, and overhead compressors) optimized equipment design and layout.
Startec fully designed and fabricated a packaged stabilization skid complete with standalone tower. This design included a split feed to the stabilization tower for improved heat recovery, control options, and reduction in energy required for the condensate product.
Startec fully designed and fabricated this packaged stabilization skid complete with standalone tower.
Startec fully designed and fabricated two individual two-stage electric motor-driven rotary vane compressor packages, fully assembled with a shop-erected building.
Startec’s client needed an innovative solution to remove heavy hydrocarbon vapours off their bitumen storage tanks with varying capacity requirements.
Startec designed a two-stage non-intercooled electric motor-driven reciprocating compressor package operating at 1,200 rpm to ensure the reliable operation of the unit and reduced maintenance.
A four-compressor, two-skid project for the commercial phase of our client’s plant, these 2,000 hp integrally geared centrifugal compressors became the perfect solution to our client’s request for a highly reliable machine requiring much less maintenance than traditional solutions.
After providing equipment for the first two phases, our client trusted Startec to design an optimized expansion of their third phase.
Because real solutions to our clients’ needs do not come prepackaged, working closely with the engineering and design team through the bid process and onward, Startec’s Everyday Mavericks used our proven standardized building blocks to provide cost-effective designs while modifying packages to meet the client’s unique specifications and operational requirements.
Always searching for a better way, the Startec team provided an innovative design, which removes much of the water that is entrained in the gas due to sour processing by the amine plant. This design provided lower propane chiller and Ethylene Glycol injection duties, which offers significant savings on capital and operational expenses.
Challenging ourselves to find a better way, Startec was able to provide a much larger mechanical refrigeration unit than the previous phase. This was achieved while still maintaining the client's approved major equipment manufacturers, even though the first phase was built by another packager.
All three 100 MMSCFD recovery plants were completed on schedule and averaged less than 3% change from the original contract price.
Startec worked on process design as an integrated team with the engineering company from inception. The project was executed on a target price cost-plus model and delivered on time, within 4% of the original target price.
Startec worked directly with Bonavista Energy on process design and defining scope of the plant — no engineering company was involved. The Ansell project was successfully delivered on time with approximately 0.8% change from the original contract price.
Startec provided an innovative alternate design to that originally conceived by the engineering company. Both projects were delivered earlier than originally scheduled — Lator with a 1.2% change from the original price, Cutbank with a 7.3% change due to increasing the plant from 100 to 125 MMSCFD.
When Startec first became involved, the project was behind schedule and without a selected engineering company. In short order, we completed a process simulation for the entire facility from inlet separator through to sales. Working with the EPC, Startec was involved in the detailed design beyond our scope. Following an aggressive timeline, all expected delivery dates were successfully met or exceeded. Total change orders were less than 1.5% of the original contract value.
Our client needed to retrofit a surplus sour compressor to meet the specifications and operating conditions of their existing plant. They required a low-cost solution that maintained facility operations while meeting strict regulatory requirements. This can be difficult to accomplish with an older surplus unit, but Startec was able to find the best solution to this problem.
Supply Chain Management (SCM) is constantly evolving to meet the demands of the energy industry as it transforms to support consumer demand while adapting to market changes. Over the course of Frazer's career, SCM has earned a seat at the table when it comes to making strategic decisions for the business. It’s much more complex than the old school of thought where buyers simply issued a purchase order.
After reviewing the original design, as well as additions made to the plant, our team resized their existing reboiler to allow it to boil off the extra water content while maintaining the same Ethylene Glycol (EG) flow rate (heat medium). Since we did the majority of the fabrication, QC, painting, and insulation at our facility, were able to minimize the amount of time and labour spent in the field installing the modifications. The end result was our client was able to save money and at the same time, minimize the downtime of the facility to under two weeks.