Natural Gas

Natural gas plays an important role in the world’s energy supply. The transportation, distribution, storage and processing of natural gas has a global impact, ranging from feedstock for production processes to electrical power generation.

Natural gas needs to meet specific standards in relation to heating value, hydrocarbon dew point, and concentration of contaminants. Contamination can significantly affect the quality of natural gas.

Contaminants of natural gas include water vapor, sulfur-based compounds, heavy hydrocarbons and carbon dioxide. These can affect gas quality, damage pipelines and equipment, and cause unplanned downtime.

With extensive experience and continuous product development, we provide a comprehensive portfolio of specialized solutions, utilizing advanced technologies to provide vital analysis across the full range of natural gas processes. From drilling to gas processing and transmission to the production of liquefied natural gas (LNG), our process instrumentation ensures natural gas meets quality specifications and tariff requirements for gas treating, processing, transmission, and end use as a fuel or feedstock.

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    Dehydration

    Most operators of natural gas pipelines establish a tariff or contract limit on the moisture content allowed in the pipeline. Dehydration is used to remove moisture from the gas. Keep Reading


    Drilling/Wells

    Drilling through the earth’s surface takes place to create wells, which release oil and gas hydrocarbons for retrieval. Gas analysis provides an assessment of the quality of the natural gas collected. Keep Reading


    LNG

    When natural gas cannot be transported in its gaseous state in a pipeline, the gas is converted, through liquefaction, to liquified natural gas (LNG). Keep Reading


    Sweetening

    Natural gas sweetening is the process whereby hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and carbon dioxide (CO2) must be removed from the natural gas. Keep Reading


    Transmission pipelines

    Natural gas is transported from the gas processing plant to underground storage sites, industrial users and city gate metering stations via a large network of pipelines. Keep Reading


    Underground storage

    When natural gas is not immediately needed, or if production exceeds demand, the gas is stored in underground facilities, such as depleted oil or gas reservoirs, salt caverns, and aquifers. Keep Reading