Methane Emissions Reduction – Chemical Pumps
Blair Air Systems offers a mechanical Zero Emission device it calls the Blair Air System. This product provides compressed air to operate pneumatic pumps, controllers, and other pneumatic devices which normally operate using methane. The mechanical motion for compressing the air is achieved by harnessing the flowing gas stream pressure, but with no combustion, consumption, or venting. By replacing the methane with compressed air, venting is eliminated, thereby resulting in a Zero Emission well site. Electricity is not required.
Bruin Instruments Corp manufactures chemical injection equipment, including gas recovery pumps and solar driven chemical pumps. Bruin develops market-leading chemical injection equipment that allows producers to address methane gas venting issues that can also reduce operating costs. Bruin’s chemical injection equipment not only allows producers to install new methane reducing equipment, but also retrofit existing installations with the latest in methane reduction designs and technology.
Bruin Instruments is also a manufacturer of pneumatic and electric metering pumps and chemical injection systems for the oil & gas industry. Bruin also delivers a cost effective service and hosts emergency repair facilities to help their customers maximize production levels. They also feature an exchange program for a variety of pumps and other essential equipment to mitigate process delays and down time.
Caron offers control valves, solar air compressors and solar chemical pumps that offer low maintenance, cost effective approaches to Zero Supply Gas or Air eliminated methane emissions. Caron offers products that curb methane emissions and reduce downtime with a reliable, clean source of instrument air supply. Caron provides the ability to retrofit existing pumps to minimize costs when upgrading equipment, turning most types of pumps into a solar chemical pump.
Caron also provides sampling systems, rentals, lab equipment, instrumentation & electrical services, constructions, supply, procurement and project management systems.
General Magnetic Canada Inc. (GMCI) develops and manufactures solar chemical injection pump technology. The technology has also been used in micro compression for instrument air and in solar heat trace. It delivers proven reductions in chemical costs due to over injection and the ability to remotely monitor and control injection rates to optimize production with the emergence of smart well technologies. It is a proven, reliable, and is one of the most cost-effective methane emission reduction technologies that can be readily deployed.
LCO Technologies is a green technology innovator and distributor of PANAM Engineers high quality, low cost instrumentation Hand Valves, Manifolds, and Tube Fittings. In 2016, LCO established itself as one of Alberta’s leading oil and gas innovators with the invention of an orbital drive system for chemical injection or instrument air compression, called the Crossfire.
The Crossfire is an ultra-high efficiency drive system used as a configurable common platform to perform specific tasks that reduce or eliminate methane venting. One Crossfire, configured as a chemical injection pump with 4 heads, can replace 4 pneumatic pumps. Configured as an instrument air compressor, the Crossfire eliminates methane venting from instrumentation. Configured as a vapour recovery unit (VRU), the Crossfire can capture tank vent gas and re-compress it for destruction. Modbus communication protocol and data logging provides information on everything from operating parameters to data for carbon credits.
NexSource custom designs and fabricates remote instrument air/power generation combo units. From conception to inception, NexSource can provide instrument air driven by renewables, diesel, propane or a natural gas generator – regardless of how far away the site is from the power grid. NexSource eliminates the requirement of fuel gas to operate pneumatic valves and pumps where electricity is unavailable. It also provides a solar power option to charge batteries that operate a pneumatic compression system.
OilPro provides the oil & gas industry with innovative, pre-engineered production and power equipment, and has been a trusted name in oilfield production equipment for over 2 decades.
OilPro’s CAP3 system combines an ultra-efficient 5.56 kW PowerGen Stirling engine energy source with ultimate reliability. The 80,000 hr+ continuous duty-rated PowerGen runs on any combustible gas. The PowerGen can concurrently run an instrument air package; a high-power battery charging system; up to 60,000 BTU/hr for 1,500’ of programmable return temperature glycol heat tracing or other on-site heating needs. PowerGen has 100x lower emissions than internal combustion engines, with no maintenance, zero lubrication, high efficiency and a 100% duty rating. OilPro also provides gas processing solutions that convert waste gas to liquid fuels.
Sirius Instrumentation & Controls provides solar-powered chemical injection pumps that are practical, economical and help the oil and gas industry reduce its environmental footprint. Sirius is helping to demonstrate the use of solar as a reliable energy source and a means to optimize chemical injection pumps. Sirius has an advanced pump design that significantly increases the mechanical life of the pump system. It has paired that with its industry leading smart controls system, allowing for enhanced local or remote control, resulting in reduced chemical use and maintenance costs.
Spartan Controls is a provider of industrial automation, valves, measurement and process control solutions and services for process industries.
Spartan Controls’ patented SlipStream system has been designed to capture vented methane emissions from varying point sources (instruments, compressor packing vents, tanks, etc.) in order to utilize it as a fuel in the fired equipment on site, most often a natural gas engine or a glycol reboiler burner. The LCO Crossfire can act as a chemical injection pump or air compressor which will eliminate vented methane from pneumatic instruments and pumps on site. The unit can also be used for vent collection like a Vapour Recovery Unit or for pressure assist. SlipStream and the LCO Crossfire address vented methane emissions from varying sources on site.
Vapure Engineering Ltd (VEL) provides support and services in the niche field of vapor and hydrocarbon recovery (VRU). Its main focus is tied to the engineering, design and fabrication of VRU packages and equipment. VEL’s VRU packages directly contribute in methane emission reductions by capturing them for re-use in boilers or other fired equipment (for consumption) or client product sales. VEL also provides aftermarket support and spare parts and manufactures high quality liquid ring compressor spare parts.