Foothills Gas Products Blog

Clean, Dry Gas – Yikes, Not Always!!!

Posted by Foothills Industrial Products on Sep 10, 2019 3:54:24 PM

It’s a saying we’ve all heard – our gas is clean and dry.  For many years that may have been the case but all of a sudden the regulators have frozen off, or the sample probes are clogged, and the Gas Chromatograph is in alarm and not providing results due to no gas flow. You are puzzled. How could this be happening if the gas is clean and dry?  

This may be a story you know all too well.

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Topics: Liquid Contamination, Oil Contamination, Natural Gas Filtration, Filters, Clean Natural Gas, Particulate Contamination, Filtration, Contamination, Contaminants

Emissions, Carbon Tax and Unaccounted for Gas – Don’t Get Caught Without Knowing!

Posted by Foothills Industrial Products on Jul 11, 2019 11:55:00 AM

Natural Gas measurement is important, but now your measurement means more than ever!  With methane emissions rated 25X more impactful to the environment than CO2, emissions are top of mind.  Measuring and reporting emissions is the challenge!

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Topics: natural gas measurement, natural gas, Emissions, Carbon Tax, Measurement Canada, Compliance

Don’t let your pressure control get 'Droop-y'

Posted by Foothills Industrial Products on Jun 5, 2019 4:36:21 PM

Are you having problems with your fuel gas delivery system, burner train or the gas supply to your boiler?

What is 'Droop' and how is it caused?

An issue often referred to as ‘droop’ occurs when demand overwhelms the pressure control regulator. To be specific, when the immediate or continuous demand is near the regulator’s capacity, the regulator can become overwhelmed, causing outlet pressure to droop.

All fuel gas delivery systems, burner trains and boilers rely on having the correct pressure and flow delivered to meet the demand. Inefficiencies and problems occur at startup and with operation if this is not the case. The design and sizing of your regulator is critical to having the correct pressure and flow to meet demand. Find out more about the factors that can help minimize droop and ensure the success of your natural gas delivery system…

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Topics: Pietro Fiorentini, pressure control, natural gas, direct acting regulator, droop

The RABO Rotary Gas Meter

Posted by Melanie Takacs on Jul 9, 2018 12:02:25 PM

What is a Rotary Gas Meter?

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Topics: Mercury, Honeywell, RABO, RABO rotary gas meter, Elster, gas meter

Automatic Lubrication Made Easy

Posted by Melanie Takacs on Feb 1, 2018 2:49:35 PM

It’s hard to believe the first month of 2018 is already over, no need to fret just yet, there are still 11 more months left to make a positive impact on your business or team. A common objective for the new year might be to increase operational efficiencies- if so, we can certainly help in that regard with any lubricating procedures. The Oil Injection Pump from Welker makes automatic lubrication a breeze!

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Topics: Welker, oil injection pump, operational efficiencies, periodic lubrication, reduced maintenance, turbine meter bearings, mechanical contractors, OIP by Welker, automatic lubrication, technicians, engineers, procurement, gas utility, gas transmission, new year

Why Natural Gas is Here to Stay

Posted by Melanie Takacs on Jan 17, 2018 2:17:17 PM

Natural gas is a trusted energy source that has been around for many years and has recently experienced a surge in utilization. This source delivers many advantages to consumers from efficiency, affordability, reliability and many others. Innovation is crucial to keep this resource competitive within the energy industry and its popularity is pertinent to Canada as a thriving nation. With its growing capabilities, it is becoming a force to be reckoned with- that will most definitely stand the test of time.

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Topics: Natural Gas Industry, affordable, natural gas, renewable energy, Safe, abundant, natural gas prices, environmentally friendly, RNG, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, National Energy Board, natural gas within canada, clean burning

Looking for a Top-of-the-Line Chromatograph? The Search is Over

Posted by Melanie Takacs on Dec 20, 2017 2:08:02 PM

If you're looking for one of the most precise gas chromatographs on the markets, you don’t have to look much further! The Elster EnCal 3000 by Honeywell Elster is specifically designed for natural gas energy measurement and has plenty to boast about; from C₆ measurements within 3 minutes, C₉ within 5 minutes, repeatability on BTU < 0.005%, and much more.

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Topics: Natural Gas Industry, Honeywell Elster, chromatograph, gas composition, micro electro-mechanical systems, gas chromatograph, Elster EnCal 3000, RGC 3000

Time to Get Precise With Heise

Posted by Melanie Takacs on Nov 21, 2017 3:07:47 PM

There’s a reason why those two words rhyme!

Following our recent Press Release, we are excited to now be representing Heise, a subsidiary of Ashcroft Inc., that specializes in high precision instrumentation devices for pressure and test calibration.

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Topics: Ashcroft Inc., high precision instrumentation, Heise, PTE-2 Handheld Calibrator, pressure and temperature modules, precise

Foothills and Heise Create a Precision Partnership

Posted by Melanie Takacs on Nov 10, 2017 2:04:51 PM

Foothills Industrial Products an energy supply company for Western Canada adds Heise to their repertoire.

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Topics: Foothills Industrial Products, Western Canada, Ashcroft Inc., high precision instrumentation, pressure and test calibration, high-quality products, Heise, pressure instrumentation, pressure and temperature instrumentation

Natural Gas Vs. Wind Electricity

Posted by Melanie Takacs on Oct 30, 2017 2:48:11 PM

Energy is a crucial part of our everyday lives, and that fact is often overlooked by those who are not involved in the energy industry. However, there is a growing awareness among the general population about the importance of minimizing greenhouse gas emissions. Due to concerns such as these, and despite hefty prices, renewable sources of energy are growing in popularity. This leads us to question if the timing is right to introduce a higher percentage of renewables, such as wind, to Canada’s energy mix? This piece attempts to provide an educated and unbiased response to that question based upon factual information gathered regarding both natural gas and wind electricity.

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Topics: energy, natural gas, levelized energy costs, renewable natural gas, wind electricity, wind turbine, wind farm, commercial turbine, unaccounted for gas

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