Onboard Dynamics has been named as a finalist for the Best Advance in Maintenance Technology Award by the Pipeline & Gas Journal. The awards will be held November 17th, 2022.
The product that has secured the nomination was the GoVAC FLEX. It enables pipeline crews to virtually eliminate methane emissions from pipeline evacuations. With the GoVAC FLEX, operators can draw down the pipeline to near 0 PSIG. The recovered natural gas can then be transferred either into an adjoining pipeline or compressed up to 3600 PSIG and put into a tube trailer for transport and reinjection elsewhere or put into a storage tank to be used as CNG fuel for vehicles.
The patented, integrated combustion-compression system is powered by a small portion of the natural gas that would otherwise be wasted. Without the need for external power sources, such as diesel-powered air compressors, this design results in the lowest possible carbon and emissions footprint during pipeline evacuations.
This self-contained system is small enough to be towed by a standard pickup, which makes it easy to maneuver around job sites and be quickly deployed in field operations.
State-of-the-art telemetry and controls including temperature and pressure sensors, electronic valves, and flow meters are installed throughout the system to enable ease of operation, to facilitate remote monitoring capabilities and to provide data collection for reporting purposes.
Lastly, the system is designed with attention to low noise for use in neighborhoods or high-density spaces.
The system enables the natural gas industry to take aggressive steps in eliminating methane leaks and intentional releases that occur today. Doing this ensures that natural gas plays a critical role during our path to a net-zero energy future.
About the Pipeline & Gas Journal Awards
The Awards recognize and celebrate the innovators and innovations that drive the midstream industry forward.
The ceremony takes place on Thursday, Nov. 17 in the lovely Monarch Ballroom of the Westin Galleria Hotel in Houston, Texas.