Minimize GHG Emissions During Natural Gas Pipeline Maintenance
The GoVAC Flex is a revolutionary tool for minimizing methane releases during pipeline blowdowns. It is powered by a small portion of the gas being recovered, so no external power is required. Its compact size facilitates transport and positioning at job sites. Remote monitoring ensures reliable operation and responsive service. State-of-the-art telemetry provides accurate and detailed environmental reporting. The GoVAC Flex is part of a growing family of natural gas compression products from Onboard Dynamics.
- Freedom from External Power
No electricity, diesel, or any other fuel source is required in its operation. The unit runs on a small portion of the natural gas it is evacuating from the pipeline.
- Portability/ Mobility
Small enough to be pulled by a half-ton pickup. The integrated unit is easy to maneuver around a job site.
- Flexible Inlet/ Outlet Pressures
The GoVAC Flex can draw a pipeline down to near zero psig and transfer it into an adjoining line at any pressure or can compress up to 3600 psig into a tube trailer.
- Flexibility in Siting
Hazardous area compliant and can operate near pipelines without the need for external generators or air compressors.
- Environmental Reporting
Metering capabilities are included that can provide operators with customized environmental reports and operational metrics.
- 24/7 Remote Monitoring
The GoVAC Flex comes equipped with cellular telematics which allows for remote operations monitoring and two-way communications.
LOWER EMISSIONS FOOTPRINT
Pipeline operators are increasingly taking a “big picture” view of their sustainability efforts. These firms recognize that it’s important to minimize the GHG footprint of natural gas pipeline operations work. The GoVAC Flex operates on natural gas which is a much cleaner fuel compared to diesel for performing pipeline evacuation work. Because it operates on natural gas, the GoVAC Flex with its state-of-the-art emissions control equipment provides the cleanest possible way to evacuate pipelines.
Fewer GHG Emissions
The GoVAC Flex emits ~80% fewer greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than other products that require a diesel-powered air compressor in their operation.
BY THE NUMBERS
The GoVAC Flex consumes ~2.1 gasoline gallons equivalent (GGE) of CNG per hour, which generates ~30 lbs. of CO2e emissions per hour. Diesel-powered air compressors that are being used to power other products consume ~8.5 gallons per hour, which generate ~190 lbs. of CO2e emissions per hour.
How the GoVAC Works
GAS INLET PRESSURE:
Selectable drawdown to near 0 psig
GAS OUTLET PRESSURE:
Selectable up to 3600 psig
< 85 dBA @ 10 feet