The natural gas market, locally and abroad, shows an ever-increasing demand for operational excellence. Energas Technologies, supplier of high-end and specialised equipment to the oil and gas industries in southern Africa since 2001, has answered this need in the local context with the RMG 5020 Gas Pressure Regulator from Honeywell.
In today’s natural gas industry, it is imperative for pilot-operated gas regulators to provide reliable performance in applications ranging from gas distribution systems to gas-fired power plants and processing facilities, as well as commercial and industrial gas services. As an innovative company geared to adapt its offering to clients, Energas Technologies carries Honeywell’s RMG 5020 Gas Pressure Regulator as a solution for gas pressure reduction in municipal distribution, gas transmission as well as industrial plant applications.
“The RMG 5020 also features state-of-the-art external pilot operation for accurate and safe control of outlet pressure and represents the benchmark for dependable performance in this sector,” comments Laetitia Botha, Product Engineer for Energas Technologies.
According to the company, the RMG 5020 Gas Pressure Regulator from Honeywell offers highly precise and reliable pressure reductions for a host of operations in the gas sector.
“The RMG 5020 improves on existing technologies with its precision grid plate design, versatile flow options and wide operational pressure range. The regulator also boasts easy in-line service and maintenance capability,” notes Botha, continuing, “With this technology designed simply for longevity, users can enjoy a range of benefits, including: a small number of moving parts; high sensitivity and accuracy; precise control of set outlet pressure; ability to handle flow variation; low maintenance requirements; and low differential pressure requirements.”
In the process of fuel gas and commercial or industrial service applications, the RMG 5020 is very useful in maintaining a precise reduced outlet pressure, whilst ensuring the necessary flow to answer to demand downstream.
“This is a tough, reliable piece of equipment that delivers smooth operation, tight shut-off, and has a long life. Its ruggedness really contributes to overall efficiency and the bottom line with a reduction in the total cost of ownership, excellent working efficiency, its ability to meet individual operational requirements and improve reliability under all conditions,” remarks Botha, adding, “These advantages are underpinned by three important aspects, namely low cost, improved uptime and reduced risk.”
In terms of keeping costs to a minimum, the RMG 5020 is made to drive down maintenance and repair costs at gas facilities. It is specifically configured for convenient in-line service, keeping long-term ownership costs at a low. The RMG 5020’s design means that failures are very rare and routine instrument repairs are easy to perform when necessary, making unexpected shutdowns or operational interruptions on site due to device malfunctions a thing of the past. Through Energas Technologies, Honeywell experts and certified technicians work alongside customers on all facets of product and application planning for gas pressure installations, assisting with start-up, commissioning, on-site technical support and dependable spare part assistance.
The Honeywell RMG 5020 carries features that make it a staple in Energas Technologies’ gas regulation offering. It has excellent regulating accuracy, even at low flow and during start-up phase, its precise slotted grid plate design minimises noise emissions and is also available with reduced flow options. The convenient top-entry configuration reduces maintenance requirements and the regulator is compact, which makes for convenient space saving. The pilot/filter is completely pre-mounted, making installation easy and the reduced number of internal parts ensures quiet operation.
Notes Botha, “With its optimised flow characteristics, the regulator boasts up to 38% higher capacity in comparison to the best alternative technology on the market. This feature allows for downsizing of the regulator and low differential pressure equipment. The regulator is also less affected by extreme operational temperatures as compared to competitor products and the integral pilot provides reliability under all conditions; for inlet pressure up to 100 bar and for outlet pressure up to 40 bar. Overall, the high stability and functionality of the regulator mean less downtime, more efficient operation and operational cost saving.”
“As leading suppliers in service of the oil and gas industries in Southern Africa, it is Energas Technologies’ mandate to deliver only best-in-class products to our clients operating in this competitive industry. For this reason, we go to great lengths to ensure that the products we supply to market are of the best quality and underpinned by top-notch professional support. With the Honeywell RMG 5020, we have the best of both worlds and are delighted to pass this reliable package on to the Southern African gas sector,” Botha concludes.