Natural Gas (CH4) Train Inspections

Natural gas trains are an essential component of many industrial facilities. The maintenance, cleaning, and repair of this equipment is critical to industrial safety, efficiency, and profit. At Nitro Environmental, we understand more than just the operation of fuel gas burners. We also understand the associated requirements of maintaining an efficient system. Not only will we provide an extensive review of your industrial facility’s fuel train and burner management systems, but we will also make sure that it is enhanced and fine-tuned for optimal performance.

Components of a Natural Gas Train

A natural gas train has multiple components, all of which are integral to the function of the gas train system as a whole. Important components of a natural gas train include the sediment trap, manual shut off valve (MSOV), low-pressure gas switch, and safety shut off valve (SSOV). Other important components include the vent valve, gas pressure regulator, high gas pressure switch, and firing rate valves.

It is extremely important that all of these natural gas train components are regularly inspected and maintained.

The Importance of an Annual Inspection

In order to promote and maintain system reliability, you need to ensure that your natural gas train systems and inspected and tested annually. Annual testing and preventive maintenance is often a requirement of insurance agencies, equipment manufacturers, and even national standards, including the ANSI, ASME, NFPA, NEC, and the Local Air Permit Authority. Fuel delivery systems are designed to provide safe ignition, operation, and shutdown of boilers, dehydrators, furnaces, HVAC heaters, ovens, roasters, thermal oxidizer, and washers.

When we inspect your industrial facility’s natural gas trains, we will inspect all parts of the system as well as perform a leak detection inspection. The parts we inspect include safety interlocks, valves, SSOVs, low gas pressure switches, high gas pressure switches, fuel/air ratio valves (modulating), fuel regulators, strainers, burners, burner management systems (BMS), gauges, and monitoring devices.

When a natural gas train system is not assessed, tested, and maintained on a regular basis, negative results can occur. For example, defective gas valves can cause gas to leak into a boiler even when the boiler is not in operation. Then, when the boiler is later turned on, a large and destructive explosion can occur. A fire or explosion is the greatest risk of improper fuel gas train servicing. However, wasted gas and energy inefficiency is also a concern for many industrial facilities.

Testing, Assessment, Maintenance, and Replacement Services

At Nitro Environmental, we can test, assess, maintain, and replace necessary components of your natural gas train. These services make us your one-stop-shop solution for natural gas train efficiency.