Thanks to those of you who came by the Encline booth at the well-attended 2022 ALRDC Artificial Lift Conference in Houston March 1 - 3. For those of you who heard Bill’s “Whatever Happened to Pump Stroke Optimization?” talk and want the free guide to set your Rod pump controller to run in “Slow Downstroke Mode”, go here and request one.
March Featured Product
VAPER (Vent Audit for Packing Emission Reduction)
Measurement of rod packing leakage does not require custody transfer precision, and it needs to be inexpensive and simple. The solution is in the technique employed by the “Orifice Well Tester”, which was used for decades to measure gas being vented to atmosphere. Using VAPER requires the addition of the below 3-way valve, 30psi gauge, and 1/8" orifice to every compressor where measuring rod-packing case vapors is desired. App is still in development but will be available soon!
STEP 1: Measure the unrestricted flow pressure
STEP 2: Slowly swap the 3-way ball valve position, routing the leaking gas through the orifice
STEP 3: Read the pressure
STEP 4: Follow the App instructions to obtain rate
Hot off the Press Example for Bakken Gas Lift Compressor
Text messages from March 16 and 17 2022 tell the story of the powerful KPI’s in our new “Gas Compressor Expert” product. “D” is lease operator and “F” is compressor mechanic.
The rental compressor company mechanic went out that same day and pulled the Stage 1 Discharge Valve. The below text is from the next day.
Once again, the Gas Compressor Expert detects the problem valve before it shut down the compressor.
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