Frequently Asked Questions
Natural Gas is a fossil fuel that consists primarily of methane, with small amounts of other hydrocarbons (ethane, propane, butane) and impurities (such as nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and water vapor).
Natural gas is used as a fuel for heating, cooking, electricity generation, and in various industrial processes. It is a cleaner alternative to other fossil fuels, as it emits fewer pollutants when burned.
Cost: Natural gas is generally cheaper than other fossil fuels, making it an attractive option for industrial energy use.
Cleaner: Natural gas releases fewer pollutants compared to other fossil fuels, making it a more environmentally friendly option.
Efficient: Natural gas is a highly efficient fuel that can be used in a variety of industrial applications, including heating, electricity generation, and manufacturing processes.
Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Using natural gas can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to mitigating climate change.
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is a form of natural gas that has been compressed to a high-pressure state for storage and transportation. CNG is produced by compressing natural gas to a pressure of between 200 and 250 bar(g).
This compression process reduces the volume of the gas, making it more efficient to transport and store. CNG is transported in high-pressure containers or trailers and can be transported over long distances using a virtual pipeline system.
A virtual pipeline system refers to the transportation of compressed natural gas (CNG) using mobile units, such as trailers or trucks, instead of a traditional pipeline.
The virtual pipeline system is used to deliver CNG to remote locations or to areas where a traditional pipeline infrastructure is not available.
In a virtual pipeline system, CNG is compressed at a central location and then transported to the end-user in specialized containers or trailers. The compressed gas pressure will be reduced at the destination through Pressure Reduction Systems for use as a fuel for power generation, industrial processes, or for heating and cooking.
Virtual pipeline systems offer several advantages, including the ability to bring CNG to remote or rural areas, reduced dependence on traditional pipelines, and the flexibility to adjust to changing demand for gas.
Pressure Reduction and Metering Systems (PRMS) are systems that are used in the transportation and distribution of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). The purpose of PRMS is to reduce the high-pressure of CNG from storage containers or trailers to a lower pressure ensuring the safe and efficient delivery of the gas.
PRMS typically consist of several components, including a pressure reduction regulator, a flow meter, and a safety shut-off valve. The pressure reduction regulator reduces the pressure of the CNG, while the flow meter measures the volume of gas that is being delivered. The safety shut-off valve acts as a fail-safe in case of a system malfunction, preventing the release of high-pressure gas.