With the rapid growth of shale gas and burgeoning interest in renewable gas production, today’s natural gas system operators are facing the need to compare the composition of these new supply sources with historical supplies prior to acceptance into their systems.
Composite pipeline repair technology has been around for more than a decade, representing an affordable and timesaving option for pipe rehabilitation. The introduction of national and international ASME and ISO engineering standards has helped composite repairs gain wider acceptance in the industry as an effective solution for restoration of pipeline integrity and structural strength.
The Clock Spring repair system was the subject of a rigorous research and development program conducted under the management of the Gas Research Institute (GRI, now known as GTI). The program extended over a decade and considered long-term degradation.
Natural gas is the key to a smart energy future through its efficient, safe and reliable delivery and its use as an abundant, domestic, affordable, low-carbon energy source for all segments of the economy, according to a white paper released by the Gas Technology Institute and Navigant Consulting.
The Gas Technology Institute (GTI) holds an unusual position in the natural gas industry: although it is a nonprofit, its business plan is based around an intense focus on the market. And although it advocates for natural gas, it’s looking for long-term innovation, not short-term politics.
A recent study by the Gas Technology Institute reports the increased “direct use” of natural gas in homes and businesses will reduce energy consumption, consumer energy costs and national CO2 emissions.