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Sapphire Gas Solutions and Bauer Compressors collaborate through compression technologies. This partnership streamlines CNG station design, construction, and maintenance while addressing emission reduction in multiple applications.
Sapphire Gas Solutions ("Sapphire") and Bauer Compressors ("Bauer") are entering into a national partnership. The partnership allows Sapphire to deploy, construct, and maintain an array of Bauer manufactured gas compressors and provide OEM parts servicing multiple industries covering the countries of Canada, the United States, and Mexico.
Sapphire engages in various aspects of the compressed natural gas (CNG) industry, including station design, construction, and maintenance services. The design phase typically focuses on factors such as safety, efficiency, and regulatory compliance to develop optimized station layouts. During construction, Sapphire ensures adherence to industry standards and best practices. Upon completion of the stations, the company provides a range of maintenance services.
In addition to their collaboration, Bauer and Sapphire are both seeking to minimize methane leaks by employing advanced emission reduction technology. This includes cross compression services, which provide a decrease in fugitive emissions and flaring prevention when the gas commodity needs to be vacated from the pipeline. It also applies to being released into the atmosphere, for planned or unplanned inspection or maintenance on major utility pipelines.
Bauer's compression technology, which is implemented and maintained by Sapphire, covers a broad array of applications within the gas industry. These applications include virtual pipeline systems, which facilitate the transportation of natural gas from production sites to end-users without the need for traditional pipeline infrastructure. The technology also supports both public and private CNG and hydrogen refueling stations.
It also addresses the challenges associated with Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) boil-off compression, a process that manages the vaporization of LNG during storage and transportation. This technology contributes to improved efficiency and safety in the handling of LNG. Additionally, the technology is applicable to pipeline cross compression, a technique that optimizes pressure management in gas transportation networks.
Other work the company does is involved in biomethane compression and upgrading processes. These processes involve capturing biogas from organic waste, compressing it, and removing impurities to produce high-quality biomethane suitable for various applications, including injection into natural gas grids or use as vehicle fuel.