90% reduction in heater use reduces energy consumption and emissions while increasing throughput for a North American pipeline operator
Intelligent Throughput Optimization has proven its effectiveness in a North American highpressure natural gas transmission pipeline system with two critical productivity improvements.
The pipeline operator ran 500,000-BTU heaters to avoid hydrate formation. Prior to the installation of the Intelligent Throughput Optimization solution by Sensia, the heaters had been on year-round, even though for most of the year the actual risk of hydrate formation was zero. We were able to help the operator reduce use of the heaters by a staggering 90%.
The Sensia solution also enabled the operator to increase propane shipments through the natural gas pipeline by approximately 20% by understanding the phase envelope of the gas in real time.