EPAS ADAPTATION

Pneumatic Controllers (natural gas)

Pneumatic controllers that use natural gas, as its power source, is the most common type of controller found within the Natural Gas and Petroleum industry.

The popular use is due to pneumatic pressure is readily available on the pipeline. The problems with natural gas powered controllers is that they emit methane emissions into the atmosphere, commonly known as methane bleed.

In addition to environmental concern, the methane bleed also cost pipeline operators millions of dollars every year due to lost gas. The EPAS adapts to any pre-existing, natural gas powered pneumatic controller, reduces its methane emissions, and provides a significant cost savings to the pipeline operator by keeping the previously lost methane in the pipeline.

Also, the EPAS prolongs the life of the controller by reducing its work load.

Compressed Air

The EPAS adapts to any electric controller and acts as a bypass system. If the electric controller experiences a failure in power, the EPAS supplies natural gas pressure until power is restored

Replace with: In some instances, electric power is available to run controllers. Most of these controllers use compressed air as a power source. In most cases, using compressed air, as a power source, cost money more than running the same controllers with natural gas. The EPAS can adapt to controllers that use compressed air and reduce air consumption, thus returning cost savings back to the operator.

The EPAS adapts to any electric controller and acts as a bypass system. If the electric controller experiences a failure in power, the EPAS supplies natural gas pressure until power is restored