Total Operating Cost Analysis (TOCA) – Fluid Heat

Quick, simple, easy and lowest price! Sometimes this approach works. But when it comes to oil field site productivity, safety, minimizing risk, meeting schedule deadlines and energy costs, the numbers get big fast. It’s important to assess the right details to keep you competitive, stay on schedule and maximize your profit.

This is where looking at total operating cost makes a difference in helping uncover often misunderstood or hidden expenses that can far outweigh the temptation of quick, simple, easy and lowest rental rate. When it comes to short, or long term fracking schedules that span over an entire winter these details become increasingly important and can make or break your success.

Adding to the challenge, equipment & technologies are changing, new options are introduced every day and it’s no longer easy to be the frac fluid heating expert unless it‘s your full time gig.

These are all reasons why Aggreko developed its own sophisticated proprietary software that is engineered to eliminate the guesswork and opinions about what will deliver the lowest total operating cost, best results and fit. TOCA (Total Operating Cost Analysis) Fluid Heat enables informed decision making.

TOCA is backed with industry best practices and expertise that provides proper analysis of multiple project factors that affect the entire lifecycle of the project – vs. – just looking at a pure “rental only rate”…

TOCA is tailored specifically for determining water heat equipment requirements, single or blended temperature lift timelines and associated costs whether high temperature or freeze prevention.

  • Still water pits, c-rings, frac tanks, buffer tanks, 400 barrel tanks
  • Flowing water for long distance water and pipelines
  • One pass heat-on-the-fly

TOCA inputs:

  • Ambient air temperature and wind chill
  • Fluid volume
  • Starting water temperature
  • Target temperature lift
  • Time to lift
  • Pump rates and flow rates
  • Pressure
  • Insulation values
  • Dimensions of container
  • Pipe diameter and material

TOCA outputs:

  • Input and output heat capacity
  • Fuel consumption
  • Fuel costs and C02 emissions for diesel, propane and natural gas

Aggreko & TOCA – up front budget and job costing, best fit equipment options with increased competitive advantage and profits!