NY Proposes New Emissions Regulations - Get ahead with ZEVAC

NY state has release a draft of proposed regulations regarding emissions from oil & gas infrastructure. ZEVAC equipment can help you get ahead of this regulatory requirement. For example, the proposed regulations regarding compressors state:

Compressors shall be designed so that no gas from compressor blowdown vents is emitted into the atmosphere. This may be achieved by routing the gasses to a vapor recovery system, a combustion device or other technology.

Related to pipeline and compressor blowdowns:

Pipeline or Compressor Blowdown

… Compliance may be achieved through several technology and operational options including, but not limited to, pigging with inert gas, capture with external compressor and rerouting downstream, re-routing to a lower pressure line or flaring.

Related to pigging:

Pigging

… DEC is considering the requirement of using a vapor recovery unit (VRU) or other technology at each pigging station to eliminate venting those emissions to the atmosphere.

Read the proposed regulations here: https://dec.ny.gov/docs/air_pdf/oilgasoutline.pdf

ZEVAC success continues with NGL field trials

ZEVAC has been called on by a customer to perform NGL drawdown for filter vessels when filters need to be changed. After successfully draining the fluids and removing the vapors, the filter vessel was opened without venting or flaring - and no liquids were present. We are currently seeking partners to participate in our continued NGL product development process. Contact ZEVAC@tpemidstream.com to inquire.

ZEVAC user training class - TULSA August 7th

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.

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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. 

TPE Rental Traps supporting Strike Construction for P66

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! 

Come see us at SGA OPCON in Tampa

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!

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TPE goes the "extra mile" for safety

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 and ZEVAC bringing emissionless services to the natural gas industry.

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.

For additional information:

ZEVAC@TPEMidstream.com

ZEVAC@Enercon.com

1-855-ZEVAC-GO

Kerr Engineered Sales Company Representing ZEVAC in the Northeastern United States

TPE MIDSTREAM and KESCo have signed a strategic sales representation agreement that will accelerate bringing the ZEVAC to natural gas operators in the Northeast United States.

 ZEVAC® = Zero Emission Vacuum and Compressor. This revolutionary, patented technology from TPE Midstream uses compressed air to eliminate emissions.  100% pneumatic (air) powered and controlled.   ZEVAC eliminates the noise, permits, notifications, hazards, and difficulties of venting and flaring. Using compressed air to suction the process vessel or pipeline segment, ZEVAC compresses the gas into the adjacent pipeline. Intake from a pipeline or vessel is depressurized and discharged back into your pressurized piping system.  Eliminating emissions with compressed air is a safe, clean and noiseless technology. 

ZEVAC® = Zero Emission Vacuum and Compressor. This revolutionary, patented technology from TPE Midstream uses compressed air to eliminate emissions.  100% pneumatic (air) powered and controlled. ZEVAC eliminates the noise, permits, notifications, hazards, and difficulties of venting and flaring. Using compressed air to suction the process vessel or pipeline segment, ZEVAC compresses the gas into the adjacent pipeline. Intake from a pipeline or vessel is depressurized and discharged back into your pressurized piping system.  Eliminating emissions with compressed air is a safe, clean and noiseless technology. 

PPIM 2018 - Booth 303

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!

ZEVAC USER TRAINING CLASS

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.

TPE Presents at EPA's Annual Methane Workshop

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.

EPA Methane Workshop

TPE Midstream's ZEVAC equipment supports individuals who are doing their daily tasks without releasing gas. See how it works here:

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Rental Success Story - 6" Traps, Temporary Pipe, Filter Skid, No-Squeal Silencer

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.

Pipeline Launchers & Receivers

In a 2013 article found here, the author notes the four main uses of pigging, and therefore pig launchers and receivers, are:

  1. Batching/Separation
  2. Cleaning/Maintenance
  3. Inspection (ILI)
  4. 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:

  1. NGL recovery from gas lines
  2. Commissioning/De-commissioning
  3. Hydrotesting (filling or de-water/drying)
  4. Purging
  5. Line Abandonment
  6. Smart Plug Isolation
  7. Water removal
  8. Process-in-Pipe(R) removal of pipeline debris