Enercon’s Vernon Thompson and Mark Crawford demonstrate ZEVAC to Washington Gas. Thanks for setting this up, Daryl Smith - we couldn’t ask for better representation. If you are interested in going emissionless, Kerr Engineered Sales can set you up to see the ZEVAC in person, just ask us when the roadshow is coming to your area!
As part of the TPE/Enercon ZEVAC partnership, we will be training 20 ENERCON technicians to be ZEVAC operators. Enercon provides ZEVAC services nationwide. Contact ZEVAC@Enercon.com to get a quote for an emissionless blowdown today.
UPDATE: Training was a huge success! Although Oklahoma never fails to throw some weather into the mix, we trained technicians both in class as well as hands-on. TPE and Enercon are working together to continuously improve the training process to produce the safest and most capable technicians possible.
We ship temporary launchers and receivers for pipeline pigging across North America, but every once in a while, there is a job right here in our back yard. These local jobs are a great opportunity for our shop staff to get into the field to ask our customers "What else can we do to make your life easier?" This feedback is what drives us to keep doing more. Great job Kristina and Hunter!
Enercon Services is showcasing ZEVAC emissionless blowdown services at SGA Operations Conference 2018 at the Tampa Convention Center. Stop by the boot to see the technology amd meet the team!
At the World Gas Conference in Washington DC, there was a lot of talk about how to reduce methane emissions across the natural gas value chain. Our ZEVAC equipment is designed to do exactly this. Take a look at what BP has to say about it, and let us know if you think your company could benefit from a ZEVAC tool to allow for emission-less maintenance work and emission-less blowdowns.
When a project or client requires the most stringent records and pressure tests for the temporary equipment on site, TPE provides 100% databooks. When the situation dictates even more precautions, TPE will perform a prejob hydrotest of all equipment before it ships. Whether it is a turnkey job Baker Hughes is performing for TransCanada, or a quick rental to OneOK, or your next job - TPE will go the distance to make sure you have full documentation and safe equipment on site. Let us know what we can do to let you rest easy knowing your temporary equipment is ready for pressure.
Enercon's Vernon Thompson presented at the EPA's Methane Challenge workshop hosted by Dominion Energy. His presentation, "Zero Emission Vacuum and Compressor (ZEVAC): The Right Tools Can Change Operating Cultures" can be found on the EPA's website, along with a lot of other informative presentations here: https://www.epa.gov/natural-gas-star-program/transmission-and-storage-technology-transfer-workshop-partner-experiences
TPE delivered to JP Services a variety of equipment to support both a 3" and 4” inline inspection project including both sets of launchers and receivers. TPE is proud to work with JP Services to support projects that would otherwise require costly and time consuming construction and fabrication. TPE rental equipment can be brought in quickly while saving the customer money at the same time.
TPE MIDSTREAM LLC (TPE) and ENERCON SERVICES Inc. (ENERCON) are pleased to announce their strategic partnership and exclusive channel to market alliance as they introduce the innovative ZEVAC to the energy industry. ZEVAC, the patent-pending ZERO EMISSION VACUUM AND COMPRESSOR, provides a safe and environmentally friendly alternative to venting and flaring by evacuating natural gas during operations and maintenance activity. Our clients are able to keep the product safely contained in the system resulting in reduced greenhouse gas emissions, permitting, and notifications allowing greater flexibility in scheduling and execution of field activities.
ENERCON is the exclusive provider of ZEVAC across the United States to the natural gas industry. For a permanent installation or a same day call-out, ENERCON will size and deploy the correct ZEVAC unit for its clients specific need. ENERCON provides value-added field services, engineered solutions, program management, technician training, and other specialized services.
From E&P companies like MarkWest in Ohio, to transmission companies such as AGL, to utilities such as Consolidated Edison - the natural gas industry is rapidly recognizing the need to utilize ZEVAC and other technology to transform their culture to embrace emission-less operations.
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TPE delivered to Nitrogen Services a variety of equipment to support a 30" inline inspection project near Orla, TX including a temporary high pressure launcher/receiver and temporary pipe. TPE is proud to work with Nitrogen Services to support projects that would otherwise require costly and time consuming construction and fabrication, instead TPE rental pipeline equipment can be brought in quickly and at lower cost than fabrication.
Wet gas gathering often requires pigging, a LOT of pigging. Some gathering companies run tens of thousands of pigs every year. Blowing down the traps at least twice for every pig - once to launch, and once to receive. This adds up to a lot of gas, and a lot of emissions. Add VOCs like propane and butane into the mix, and the headaches multiply.
Enter TPE's patent pending ZEVAC technology on a mobile platform. By using a mobile ZEVAC, the pigging crews can ZEVAC the gas out of the launcher or receiver back into the pipeline before they open the trap closure. This eliminates the need for thousands of high pressure wet gas trap blowdowns each year. Keep up the good work guys!
Come see us at PPIM 2018! We'll be at Booth 303 showing off the new 2018 product lines featuring our emissions control equipment. Learn about how the ZEVAC can make your pigging and blowdown operations EMISSION-LESS!
We put our first set of guinea pigs through training this week and they came through with flying colors! 4 new ZEVAC technicians are ready to hit the field to support your projects that are emission sensitive. Our Zero Emission Vacuum and Compressor can help you eliminate methane emissions.
Come see us at Booth #5 or watch Doug Sahm present to the audience of regulatory and industry officials about how we can change the culture of methane release emissions. He speaks at 1:30pm today at the Marriot Galleria in Houston.
TPE Midstream's ZEVAC equipment supports individuals who are doing their daily tasks without releasing gas. See how it works here:
TPE delivered to a CAMPOS EPC a variety of equipment to support a 6" inline inspection project including the launcher/receiver, temporary pipe, and a filter unit to prevent debris brought in during pigging from entering downstream piping and equipment. The filter unit was outfitted with a No-Squeal silencer to enable blowdowns to occur without the noise typically associated with high pressure gas release. TPE is proud to work with CAMPOS to support projects that would otherwise require costly and time consuming construction and fabrication, instead temporary equipment can be brought in quickly while saving the customer money at the same time.
In a 2013 article found here, the author notes the four main uses of pigging, and therefore pig launchers and receivers, are:
- Inspection (ILI)
- Position & Monitoring (Mapping)
While our rental pig launchers & receivers can certainly be used for all of these purposes, there are several other reasons an operator may need to call upon temporary pigging equipment:
TPE Midstream supplied (2) 30" 600# rental ball valves to NSPEC Pipeline Services. The instant availability of these large mainline ball valves allow operators and contractors to proceed with projects more quickly than if they had to wait for the typical 3-6 month lead time for these valves. NSPEC delivers pipeline services across North America and with the support of TPE Midstream equipment, can bring minimize downtime and maximize project ROI for the pipeline operator.
TransCanada contracted with TDW to provide TPE Midstream launchers and receivers for a recent 10" 600# pipeline project in Canada. TransCanada maintains a strict protocol for ensuring that all temporary equipment is up to their stringent permanent equipment standards. TPE Midstream rental traps are built above and beyond these standards, and have the MTRs, hydrotests, and records databooks to back up the quality. It was this quality equipment, and the service provided by TDW that made a successful pipeline inspection project possible. We will look forward to this Operator + Contractor + TPE Midstream rental equipment partnership to continue to deliver value to the field and support 1st run success with inline inspection pigging projects.
As the only provider of large diameter (36"+) 600# pigging launchers and receivers, TPE Midstream can offer a unique value to operators. During construction or acquisition of a pipeline system, many operators don't realize that there are millions of dollars invested into permanent launcher and receiver stations that are only rarely utilized. Many operators prefer to have an on-demand solution using TPE mobile equipment rather that sunk cost in assets they don't use - but the decision makers don't know that such large, expensive, heavy equipment is available as a rental asset. TPE Midstream has all of the smaller pipe sizes, and now has 24", 30", 36", and 42" 600# equipment as well. If you are involved in the decision making process regarding launcher and receiver equipment on a large diameter pipeline, know that TPE Midstream can help you save millions of dollars in CAPEX through a simple rental agreement with our mobile traps.