Rick Kay, COO of Onboard Dynamics, is the guest speaker on the Pipeliner’s Podcast Network. The host, Russel Treat will be having a conversation with Rick about methane capture vs. methane venting and discusses the methane capture process including the necessary tools and equipment needed, the pros and cons it has against methane venting, and how commonly it is used throughout the industry.
This is an important conversation during a time when pipeline operators are showing a growing interest in adapting new technology solutions and operating practices to reduce methane releases during pipeline operations and maintenance.
The podcast goes over how Onboard Dynamics got started and how their technology evolved from natural gas fleet refueling to pipeline evacuation. There is a segment that describes how the GoVAC FLEX technology works and lists the benefits of using it like how it is self-contained and doesn’t need an outside fuel source to operate. Instead, it uses a small portion of the natural gas to run while performing an evacuation project. The podcast also details out the importance of the safe and secure environmental data that is gathered for reporting on emissions particularly in a time when growing regulations, public scrutiny and environmental stewardship are shaping the future of pipeline maintenance.