Author: Ricardo Pires

Rental Compressed air, Nitrogen and LNG

By Ricardo Pires What is LNG? LNG or Liquefied Natural Gas is natural gas that is refrigerated to reduce its volume and turns to a liquid at -259.6°F (-162°C). It is a clear, colorless, odorless, non-toxic and non-flammable liquid. At atmospheric pressure, the ratio of volumes of gas to the liquid state is about 620:1. This allows for a large storage capacity. LNG is not shipped or stored at high pressure. It is stored at -259.6°F at atmospheric pressure +1. Most of the LNG is Methane, but it can also be other gases such as Propane, Ethane, Butane, Pentane,...

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The Pulp and Paper Industry – Clean rental compressed air

By Ricardo Pires One type of manufacturing industries that requires clean, compressed air is the Pulp and Paper Industry. Clean air guarantees a smooth operation, especially when it comes to manufacturing fine grade paper. But how do you ensure you’re getting clean 100% Class 0 oil-free air? Cleanliness is critical, particularly in the manufacturing of high quality paper products. So, you should make sure that the compressors you are renting can provide clean air with absolutely no oil contamination. Should a shutdown be required during the manufacturing process, you, your production and your product need to be safe from contamination....

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What is the value of using a specialty rental company?

By Ricardo Pires In an article already published in this blog, you can find some guidelines on how to choose the ideal rental provider for your compressed air needs, in case of an emergency, scheduled maintenance, in contingency situations, etc. What I want to present to you next is something a bit different that maybe has not occurred to you: Should I go with a general rental company or with a specialty rental company? When I refer to a “general rental company,” I mean a company who rents compressors, nitrogen membranes and steam, but also rents other types of...

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Cost effective temporary air for power plants

By Ricardo Pires According to the United States Energy Information Administration (EIA), an independent statistics and analysis company, in 2015, the country generated around 67% of its electricity from fossil fuels: coal, natural gas and petroleum. The total of electricity generated by all sources was around an astounding 4 trillion kilowatt hours. However though Coal and Natural gas generated each 33% of the electricity, petroleum was only 1% of the source. The biggest source after coal and natural gas was nuclear, responsible for generating 20% of all electricity in the country. Hydropower, other renewables (wind, biomass, solar and geothermal)...

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The 3 most common pipeline applications for air and nitrogen

By Ricardo Pires Pipeline construction projects include new and expansion plans to mainly transport oil, natural gas and LNG. Operators and the “Majors” usually build pipelines using construction and service companies. Roughly 90% of pipeline jobs occur onshore with just 10% occurring offshore. In the past, pipeline construction companies generally built pipelines and pipeline service companies provided the cleaning, testing, dewatering, drying, inspection, and coating services.  Now those services are provided by either the service companies or the construction companies themselves. These services require high flow air and can be either low or high pressure depending on the application...

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