Cook Compression U:
Minimizing Fugitive Emissions and the Carbon Footprint of Reciprocating Compressors
In the face of global pressure to address climate change, it can be daunting for operators to understand how to comply with changing environmental regulations or improve on a company’s voluntarily chosen environmental stewardship agenda.
In this series, experienced members of the Cook Compression team will present solutions that meet increasing regulatory requirements and mitigate the risk of stiff fines. We will review technologies and case studies underpinning opportunities to reduce fugitive emissions, energy consumption, concomitant expense and carbon emissions, and generally improve overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).
Limiting Fugitive Emissions by Reducing Packing Case Leakage
March 31, 2021 | 10:00 – 11:00 am (CST)
Hydrocarbon gas leakage from oil and gas compression machinery has been cited as a major contributor of greenhouse gases by both the US EPA and DOE. Gas compressors have many potential leak sources where improvements can be made, either through new technology or improved maintenance and operational practices. This 1-hour webinar focuses specifically on packing cases and the factors affecting packing life. We will review maintenance best practices, assess possible modifications and demonstrate Cook Compression’s capabilities to minimize and control emissions.
Lowering the Carbon Footprint Through an Optimized Compressor Configuration
April 7, 2021 | 10:00 – 11:00 am (CST)
Reciprocating compressors that operate in a suboptimal configuration can lead to excessive and unnecessary carbon emissions. The root cause of these emissions is varied, yet most directly relate to operational efficiency and the negative ramifications of unplanned shutdowns, especially where flaring is utilized. This 1-hour webinar provides detailed insight into common reciprocating compressor performance and reliability pain points and how they can be addressed. Cook Compression experts will review how cylinder valves (the primary cause of compressor failures and reduced efficiency) and ancillary components (including actuators, check valves, and valve caps) contribute to excessive emissions. Ultimately, attendees will learn how existing Cook Compression technology can aid oil and gas operators in lowering their carbon footprint, reduce energy consumption, and increase OEE through an optimized compressor configuration.