We’re pleased to announce that Onboard Dynamics was selected to present their pipeline evacuation technology in the 2023 SHALE INSIGHT® Conference. This leading conference in American shale energy brings together industry professionals from across the natural gas supply chain, bringing best-in-class technology solutions and innovative strategies designed to optimize shale energy production.
Onboard Dynamics was chosen to introduce their product, the GoVAC® MAX system, during the SHALE INSIGHT® Technology Showcase on September 27th, 2023. The Technology Showcase includes six companies that were chosen from a competitive field of entries to present their groundbreaking technologies and innovations. These companies’ services will directly address Appalachian Basin shale industry challenges, while benefiting the industry and its stakeholders. Onboard Dynamics’ CEO and Co-founder, Rita Hansen delivered the presentation during the showcase panel.
In addition the Technology Showcase, Onboard Dynamics was among the dozens of companies represented at the SHALE INSIGHT® Exhibit in booth #423.
The GoVAC® MAX – Innovative Pipeline Evacuation System
During the Technology Showcase, Ms. Hansen introduced Onboard Dynamics’ GoVAC® MAX system, which utilizes cross compression technology for pipeline evacuation. The GoVAC® MAX system connects to a natural gas pipeline, draws it down to near-zero psig, and transfers the natural gas to an adjacent pipeline. The system utilizes the natural gas in the pipeline as its source of power and is based on an industrial V8 engine with half of the engine used for combustion and the other half for compression. The patented crosshead design eliminates side loads on the compression pistons, thereby promoting long system life. The GoVAC® MAX is designed to operate with a wide range of inlet pressures and delivers increased flow rates. To accomplish this flexibility, a novel stage-skipping design bypasses the first stage of compression and delivers higher pressures into the second stage of compression. Faster flow rates are achieved by designing for the maximum pressure normally found in a gas transmission line. The GoVAC® MAX system incorporates enhanced filtration that allows for lower quality gas streams where liquid drop out might be present which is often encountered in midstream and upstream applications. The system is also equipped with telematics capability with 2-way communications, enabling data capture and secure storage in the cloud, remote monitoring, and the ability to generate meaningful environmental and operational reports.
About SHALE INSIGHT® 2023 and the Technology Showcase
SHALE INSIGHT® 2023 offers participants unprecedented interaction with industry-leading CEOs, elected officials and thought leaders, all of whom play a critical role in crafting the public policy and technical landscape that defines shale gas development around the world. Insightful technical and public affairs sessions, national keynote addresses, and networking receptions will provide attendees, sponsors, and exhibitors unique access to the industry’s most influential leaders and innovators.
The SHALE INSIGHT® 2023 12th annual Technology Showcase was held on September 27, 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm. Out of nearly twenty submissions, six companies were selected to present their technologies to the natural gas industry and its service providers. Each selected company delivered an 8-minute presentation followed by a 2-minute Q&A session. The SHALE INSIGHT® 2023, A Shale Coalition® Conference, was held from Sept. 26 – 28 in Erie, PA.