Radicle Electrified Pneumatic Pumps Project Pool J
The oil and gas sector extracts and refines hydrocarbon resources from deep below ground. Extracting these resources involves drilling a well into the production zone and then flowing the raw production up the well and into processing facilities. To prevent adverse conditions in the production network such as freezing and corrosion, several different chemicals are pumped into the production stream early in the production process. To overcome the down hole pressure in adding these chemicals, a special pump is used. Typically, these pumps use pneumatic pressure supplied by a fuel gas line to actuate the pump, then the natural gas is vented to atmosphere. There are currently over 100,000 of these pumps active in Alberta. Pneumatic pumps on site are typically powered by freely available natural gas. Each device has an associated bleed rate or vent rate which represents the volume of natural gas vented during normal operating conditions. The fuel gas used to drive pneumatic pumps is primarily composed of methane which is a potent greenhouse gas with a global warming potential of 25. These devices are replaced in the project condition by an equivalent device that is electrically powered as opposed to pneumatically powered.
Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions from Pneumatic Devices
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