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.
It had been a few months since Steve’s last (and very productive) visit and Rob was counting down the minutes. He was facing quite the conundrum he was looking for advice on.
Energy- we as consumers need it to survive. The demand for energy in our modern world is ever-increasing. The pursuit now involves finding the most efficient, reliable, affordable and environmentally friendly options available. Renewables are growing in popularity for obvious reasons but they do come at a high price. On a related note, did you know that Canada is the second largest producer of hydroelectricity in the world? This substantial fact leads us to the question of increasing our hydro production even further. Currently, natural gas remains our nations highest utilized energy source, as seen in the chart below. This post aims to explore the various reasons to continue using natural gas to a higher degree, as opposed to increasing renewables such as hydropower.
This real-time natural gas analyzer is an innovative gas measuring device that specializes in gas quality. The quality of gas is very important to measure for many applications, many of which require instant notification of changes to avoid potential issues. Gas turbines are one example of a highly sensitive engine that requires gas parameters to be perfectly regulated to run smoothly.
Topics: Natural Gas Industry, Elster-Honeywell, gas quality, burner control, gas blending, elster gaslab, calibration, gas analyzer, gaslab, gas turbines, fiscal metering, biogas, calorific value, wobbe index, low maintenance analyzer, measuring gas quality
A contentious issue globally, and within the energy industry in particular, is the need to reduce our carbon footprint by minimizing greenhouse gas emissions. One way to address this concern is by incorporating more clean energy into our energy mix. As shown in the chart below Canada’s current energy mix reveals that natural gas provides 34% of our energy needs and solar energy is included in the 6.1% along with other renewables. This is a significant difference and leads us to question whether more solar energy should be incorporated into the mix. This post attempts to guide consumers to a conclusion by contrasting the benefits of using natural gas versus solar energy.
Topics: Calgary, energy, natural gas, renewable energy, non-renewable energy, solar power, solar vs natural gas, carbon footprint, greenhouse gases, clean energy, photovoltaic, levelized energy costs, natural gas efficiency, solar panels efficiency, energy consumption, solar electricity
Are you tired of wasting time sending an operator to manually open or close the gas line? Our Pulse Bypass Odorization System is an automatic option.
It was a typical week so far in the reg shop, and business had been steady so far for spring. Steve, the Regional Engineer, was in town and was set to arrive momentarily to get Rob’s advice with next year’s station designs. Rob was recently promoted to Operations Manager but he didn’t quite feel like he had enough experience yet, and was a bit uneasy about his new position. Steve on the other hand, was a seasoned P. Eng, known for making great recommendations that have successfully improved efficiency. Rob was looking forward to working with him for the first time and was hopeful for some great ideas for future improvements.
Topics: Natural Gas Industry, Calgary, Alberta, Pietro Fiorentini, Western Canada, Alberta, pressure regulators, control valves, pilot operated regulator, pressure control, PF regulator, pressure regulator
The Q.Sonic gas meter by Elster Instromet has been around for a few years but has recently been added to our repertoire (since the acquisition of Elster to Honeywell) and we couldn’t be more thrilled. This gas meter is truly exceptional and has the ability to greatly improve customer experience with ease of use and masterful precision. Elster is a known leader in ultrasonic flow metering with over 30 years of industry experience.
Topics: Western Canada, Honeywell, RABO rotary gas meter, Q.Sonic Meter, Ultrasonic meters, Elster Instromet, ultrasonic, Elster-Honeywell, Q.Sonic plus, Q.Sonic, 6-path meter, ultrasonic gas meter, Calgary, gas products, natural gas measurement
A continuation from “Rockin RABO Meter” blog…
A quick recap, back in January Joe and his buddy Daryl were excited to get their hands on the new RABO (Rotary-All-By-One) meter by Elster Honeywell. Their current stock of Elster meters was missing something…based on experience from past sites:
Topics: Calgary, Alberta, Analytical Measurement, Alberta, Honeywell, RABO, RABO rotary gas meter, Elster, Rotary-All-By-One, high accuracy, rotary gas meter, high maximum operating pressure, high precision, gas meters, positive displacement, gas distribution, low pressure drop, RPM, IRM, Honeywell Elster, competitive price
Picture this…you wake up in the morning with the “beep, beep, beep” annoying sound of your morning alarm going off at 6:15am. You lazily hit the snooze button a couple of times, then decide to face the inevitable and get your butt out of bed. You stumble out of bed and reach for your eyeglasses, so you can see where you’re going, as you make your way to the bathroom. Five quick minutes in the shower with some shampoo and soap, you’re now wide awake and smelling fresh. You then pick up your toothbrush, squeeze some toothpaste and brush those pearly whites. You quickly spray on some deodorant, change into work wear and hastily put some gel in your hair, you are now ready to roll! With 30 minutes of driving in your truck, you arrive at your work’s location where you quickly rush to make that cup of joe, right before your morning meeting.
Topics: Alberta Oil & Gas, pipelines, Energy East, Trans Mountain, Pacific Northwest LNG, Transcanada, petroleum products, oil and gas industry, healthcare, Canadians, quality of life, Canadian jobs, energy industry, Keystone XL, Line 3, Canadian pipelines, Canadian oil, consumer goods, crude oil