Methane Emissions Reduction – Instrument Air Solutions
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.
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.
Envision Manufacturing & Supply provides Vapour Recovery Compressors to recover vented methane from production tanks and oil well vents, Instrument Air Compressor packages to provide air for pneumatic devices, and Enclosed Vapour Combustors to efficiently burn methane that cannot be recovered or prevented from being vented.
Global Power Technologies (GPT) specializes in remote power applications for electrification of sites for electrical actuation of pneumatic devices. It also supplies power generation and Instrument Air Systems that reduce CO2 emissions. GPT eliminates methane emissions due to venting from pneumatic devices, traditionally actuated using methane. Its power generation products consume less natural gas than competing technologies and have very low annual maintenance requirements.
The patent-pending Kathairos™ System eliminates methane emissions from pneumatic devices at remote oil and gas facilities at a low cost. The solution uses liquid nitrogen to replace methane as the operating gas for pressurized devices, delivering a zero-emission result reliably with no maintenance or operator input required. Once the system is installed on site, there is no maintenance and the warranty is life-of-well, driven by a low cost ‘propane model’ whereby the operator pays a low fixed rental fee and a variable fee based on the nitrogen used. Carbon credits are easily calculated since the operator will know the volume of nitrogen used.
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.
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.
Westgen’s Engineered Power on Demand (EPOD) technology provides cost effective instrument air to remote wellsites to eliminate methane venting from pneumatic devices. The EPOD is a solar hybrid remote power generation solution that powers an instrument air compressor. Westgen developed proprietary technology to overcome the two traditional limitations associated with low power range reciprocating internal combustion engines: maintenance interval and wellhead gas quality. Westgen’s proprietary technology helps reduce capital and operating costs, improves reliability and generates carbon credits.