Natural Gas Study

Conduct a natural gas system study and improve natural gas system efficiency at your refinery or processing plant through our industry-acclaimed Pipeline Network Optimization (PNO) Service.

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If you operate a natural gas system at your refinery or processing plant, there could be significant energy saving opportunities and safety catches uncovered after conducting a natural gas system study that optimizes the hydraulic performance of the natural gas system. EPI Engineering has a large advantage over the rest when it comes to natural gas system studies as we are the industry-leaders in the field of fluid flow optimization and hydraulic modeling due to our direct partnership with EPCON Software, developer of the most-widely used, fluid flow software in the world. With EPCON as part of the engineering team, we add an extra level of expertise that is unmatched when we conduct a natural gas system study.

Why conduct an EPI Engineering natural gas system study?

  • Uncover day-one problems existing from original design
  • Avoid facility shutdowns due to system flow unreliability
  • Identify and correct all bottlenecks within the system
  • Optimize the hydraulic performance of the natural gas system
  • Utilize all energy and cost savings that are available
  • Increase the overall safety and ROI of the facility
  • Maximize the useful life of your fluid flow systems

After the natural gas system study is complete, you will have up-to-date computer simulation models that represent the current hydraulic performance of each natural gas system along with multiple simulated scenario models ensuring that recommendations to natural gas system deficiencies will result in desired performance. The reason EPI is so successful at conducting natural gas system studies is our ability to perfectly tune our simulation models to represent current day operations providing us with accurate pressure and flow rates at each point in the natural gas system(s). Without this vital data, there is no way to determine if a recommendation can be proven to be effective.

Given that we know accurate flow rates and pressures at any given point in the natural gas system, we are able to run simulated scenarios that determine the hydraulic performance of the system after making recommended changes. Some of our clients have said, “We didn’t know this was possible” and “This is amazing,” after reviewing all completed models and reports. Even better, we offer a low-cost maintenance program to ensure all computer models are updated and simulated scenarios are run and analyzed to ensure that proposed future expansions and/or changes will lead to the result you are looking for.

Since 2002, EPI Engineering has saved our clients millions in a variety of ways, including but not limited to: increasing production, reducing energy consumption, and reanalyzing other engineering firm’s recommendations that called for unneeded capital investments. These savings are possible due to our many years of experience working with these types of systems, and through the superior software technology we utilize for our pipeline network optimization projects. We are a Houston based engineering firm that has conducted our services all over the world, and we would be happy to meet you for lunch to discuss how we can help increase the efficiency and reliability of your natural gas systems.

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If you are interested in harnessing the potential energy savings hidden inside your facility’s natural gas systems or any other utility system or process system at your facility, please schedule a meeting with us today to discuss how we conduct a utility system study and how you can benefit from it. We are available to discuss your specific needs and requirements via an online meeting or during a “lunch and learn” at your office at a time that is convenient for you. Contact us today!

In the meantime, download our Pipeline Network Optimization brochure to learn more about the service and how you could benefit from it.

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