The Northwest Gas Association (NWGA) in collaboration with the Alliance of Western Energy Consumers (AWEC) will be holding the 20th Annual Energy Conference in Sunriver, OR, from June 6th to 8th, 2023.
Onboard Dynamics, gold sponsors of the event, will be presenting the latest developments of the GoVAC® FLEX system. The presentation will take place on June 7th at 5:45 PM
Alan Hansen, the Director of Operations at Onboard Dynamics. He will be giving the presentation about how the core technology can draw down a pipeline to near 0 psig using the natural gas in the pipeline as its source of power. The recovered gas can then be transferred into an adjoining pipeline or compressed up to 3600 psig and transferred into a tube trailer for transport and reinjection elsewhere or into a storage tank to be used as CNG fuel for vehicles. Since the GoVAC® system is powered by a small portion of the natural gas being recovered, no external power is required making it easy to use in remote areas. Its compact size and hazardous area compliancy makes it flexible for transporting and positioning at job sites, which is perfect for residential and challenging locations.
Onboard Dynamics Exhibiting at the Annual Energy Conference
In addition to the presentation, Onboard Dynamics will have the GoVAC® FLEX system on display throughout the conference. Attendees will be able to stop by the Onboard Dynamics table located in the foyer of the Great Hall to ask questions and pick up materials describing the detailed specifications.
This tool is revolutionary for preventing methane releases during pipeline blowdowns. The GoVAC® FLEX system is fully automated and equipped with state-of-the-art telemetry and instrumentation including temperature and pressure sensors, electronic valves, and flow meters that measure how much natural gas is being captured and recovered. The control system communicates up to the cloud which enables remote system monitoring and near real-time data collection capabilities.
About the 2023 Annual Energy Conference
This year marks the 20th annual energy conference this conference allows for companies in Idaho Washington, Oregon, and others in the PNW to come together and discuss ways to move forward in sustainable pipeline practices and methods to achieve net zero goals.
The Northwest Gas Association advocates for the role of the region’s gas infrastructure in safely delivering a clean dependable and affordable energy future. The company serves the people and businesses of the Pacific Northwest with the energy they need. The NWGA serves as the regional voice of the PNW gas industry. It speaks a voice that makes the case for sustainable pipelines and deep reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
About the AWEC
AWEC’s origins date back to 1981. AWEC is a non-profit organization that is made up of companies in the western US who work together. There are over 40 members and five associate members that develop and influence energy policies in the West through AWEC. The organization serves to ensure member businesses are up to date on critical energy issues affecting their operations and making sure they are represented through advocation before policymakers and regulatory agencies. The AWEC represents companies at all levels of government. AWEC centers on the fundamental belief that a healthy, growing business environment promotes a rich and vibrant economy.