Biomethane Gas Plant - Varennes
Varennes, QC Canada | 2017
Measuring skids are an important piece of equipment used in the natural gas supply chain. The natural gas skid is designed to regulate and measure the flow of natural gas liquids moving from one customer to the other. This skid also filters out any contaminates and analyzes the composition of the natural gas liquids.
The corrosion protection of hot-dip galvanizing was essential for this project as the skid package was designed to sustain itself from all environmental elements.
Big Elk designs and manufactures Ultrasonic, Coriolis, Orifice, Turbine, and Biomethane gas measurement skids. They offer customers a compact meter station that is contained in a single skid platform and interconnects two separate pipeline companies who wish to buy and sell natural gas between each other. Big Elk is proud of the proficiency and adaptability of its employees and their ability to safely and efficiently exceed expectations. To maintain their position as a quality leader in the industry, they choose hot-dip galvanizing for corrosion protection of their skids.
The main structural components of the measurement skid consists of a very large platform and various supporting braces and supports. This ‘very large’ platform is 53’ long, 14’ wide and weighs a hefty 30,000 pounds. Even with a progressive dip, the platform required a large galvanizing kettle for processing. Big Elk sourced a galvanizer with a long enough kettle to accommodate the 53’ length and the capability to accommodate the width through a progressive dip. The galvanizer worked closely with Big Elk in the design to ensure adequate venting and drainage for the progressive dip.
The corrosion protection of hot-dip galvanizing was essential for this project as the skid package was designed to sustain itself from all environmental elements. Not only is the immediate industrial environment corrosive, the geographic region where this skid will call home is in west Texas where the climate changes from hot and dry to wet and humid. Having the corrosion protection of hot-dip galvanizing will be extremely beneficial to extend the useful life span of this skid and increase awareness of the benefits of hot-dip galvanizing in the oil and gas industry.
West Texas, TX United States
Coating Durability, Corrosion Performance, Life-Cycle Cost, Prior HDG Experience, Quality of HDG, Sustainability
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Big Elk Energy
Big Elk Energy
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