Galileo Technologies is expanding the reach of natural gas with CNG and LNG Virtual Gas Pipelines and has recently showcased its technology at the Natural Gas | High Horsepower (HHP) Summit, which took place on November 6-9 in Jacksonville, Florida.
Galileo’s Virtual Pipeline™ connects consumers with several gas sources, improving the reach of conventional pipelines and providing energy to isolated regions. The technology makes it possible to condition and compress gas; transport it by road and deliver it at the pressure and demand levels required by consumers.
- The Virtual Pipeline™ can take gas from any source, whether fossil, organic or renewable sources.
- If necessary, a Dryer removes water vapor from the incoming natural gas. The Dryer can be an integrated component of the compression package or a separate unit.
- At the mother station, GNC Microbox™ or Gigabox™ compressors connected to the gas source compress natural gas at a pressure of 250 bar (3625 psi). CNG is sent from the compressors to the PAC™ platforms that work as a fixed support and load source for the MAT modular containers.
- MATs are transported by road on VST trailers and distributed at the daughter stations located at different consumption centers. VST can transport up to 2, 3 or 4 MATs, and the anchoring mechanism ensures the route is safely done and at the average speed of any freight.
- Once at the daughter stations or consumption centers, the VST trailer’s hydraulic anchoring mechanisms slide the filled MATs on a PAD™ unload platform while simultaneously removing the empty containers. When placed on the PAD, MATs are connected so the CNG can be transferred to a Pressure Regulation Plant PRP™ which function is to provide natural gas at the flow and outlet pressure required by end users.
- The VST trailer returns to the mother station to replace empty MATs with filled ones.
Source: Galileo Technologies