Foothills Gas Products Blog

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

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

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

Natural Gas Vs. Solar Electricity

Posted by Melanie Takacs on Aug 18, 2017 1:59:40 PM

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.

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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

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