The Foothills Industrial Products Blog

The RABO Rotary Gas Meter

Posted by Melanie Takacs on Jul 9, 2018 12:02:25 PM

What is a Rotary Gas Meter?

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Topics: RABO, gas meter, Elster, Mercury, Honeywell, RABO rotary gas meter

Automatic Lubrication Made Easy

Posted by Melanie Takacs on Feb 1, 2018 2:49:35 PM

It’s hard to believe the first month of 2018 is already over, no need to fret just yet, there are still 11 more months left to make a positive impact on your business or team. A common objective for the new year might be to increase operational efficiencies- if so, we can certainly help in that regard with any lubricating procedures. The Oil Injection Pump from Welker makes automatic lubrication a breeze!

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Topics: Welker, oil injection pump, OIP by Welker, operational efficiencies, automatic lubrication, periodic lubrication, reduced maintenance, turbine meter bearings, technicians, engineers, mechanical contractors, procurement, gas utility, gas transmission, new year

Why Natural Gas is Here to Stay

Posted by Melanie Takacs on Jan 17, 2018 2:17:17 PM

Natural gas is a trusted energy source that has been around for many years and has recently experienced a surge in utilization. This source delivers many advantages to consumers from efficiency, affordability, reliability and many others. Innovation is crucial to keep this resource competitive within the energy industry and its popularity is pertinent to Canada as a thriving nation. With its growing capabilities, it is becoming a force to be reckoned with- that will most definitely stand the test of time.

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Topics: natural gas, environmentally friendly, RNG, Safe, affordable, abundant, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, National Energy Board, natural gas prices, Natural Gas Industry, clean burning, renewable energy, natural gas within canada

Looking for a Top-of-the-Line Chromatograph? The Search is Over

Posted by Melanie Takacs on Dec 20, 2017 2:08:02 PM

If you're looking for one of the most precise gas chromatographs on the markets, you don’t have to look much further! The Elster EnCal 3000 by Honeywell Elster is specifically designed for natural gas energy measurement and has plenty to boast about; from C₆ measurements within 3 minutes, C₉ within 5 minutes, repeatability on BTU < 0.005%, and much more.

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Topics: gas chromatograph, Elster EnCal 3000, RGC 3000, chromatograph, gas composition, micro electro-mechanical systems, Natural Gas Industry, Honeywell Elster

Time to Get Precise With Heise

Posted by Melanie Takacs on Nov 21, 2017 3:07:47 PM

There’s a reason why those two words rhyme!

Following our recent Press Release, we are excited to now be representing Heise, a subsidiary of Ashcroft Inc., that specializes in high precision instrumentation devices for pressure and test calibration.

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Topics: Heise, high precision instrumentation, PTE-2 Handheld Calibrator, pressure and temperature modules, Ashcroft Inc., precise

Foothills and Heise Create a Precision Partnership

Posted by Melanie Takacs on Nov 10, 2017 2:04:51 PM

Foothills Industrial Products an energy supply company for Western Canada adds Heise to their repertoire.

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Topics: Western Canada, Heise, Foothills Industrial Products, pressure instrumentation, Ashcroft Inc., pressure and temperature instrumentation, high precision instrumentation, pressure and test calibration, high-quality products

Natural Gas Vs. Wind Electricity

Posted by Melanie Takacs on Oct 30, 2017 2:48:11 PM

Energy is a crucial part of our everyday lives, and that fact is often overlooked by those who are not involved in the energy industry. However, there is a growing awareness among the general population about the importance of minimizing greenhouse gas emissions. Due to concerns such as these, and despite hefty prices, renewable sources of energy are growing in popularity. This leads us to question if the timing is right to introduce a higher percentage of renewables, such as wind, to Canada’s energy mix? This piece attempts to provide an educated and unbiased response to that question based upon factual information gathered regarding both natural gas and wind electricity.

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Topics: natural gas, wind electricity, energy, wind turbine, wind farm, commercial turbine, levelized energy costs, renewable natural gas, unaccounted for gas

Looking For a Compact Odorization System?

Posted by Melanie Takacs on Oct 20, 2017 1:28:28 PM

It had been a few months since Steve’s last (and very productive) visit and Rob was counting down the minutes. He was facing quite the conundrum he was looking for advice on.

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Topics: essentials injection odorizer, Welker, portable odorizing system, Calgary, Alberta, odorizer, pickle lines, odorization system, low-cost odorant injection system

Natural Gas Vs. Hydro Electricity

Posted by Melanie Takacs on Sep 14, 2017 1:45:24 PM

Energy- we as consumers need it to survive. The demand for energy in our modern world is ever-increasing. The pursuit now involves finding the most efficient, reliable, affordable and environmentally friendly options available. Renewables are growing in popularity for obvious reasons but they do come at a high price. On a related note, did you know that Canada is the second largest producer of hydroelectricity in the world? This substantial fact leads us to the question of increasing our hydro production even further. Currently, natural gas remains our nations highest utilized energy source, as seen in the chart below. This post aims to explore the various reasons to continue using natural gas to a higher degree, as opposed to increasing renewables such as hydropower.

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Topics: hydroelectricity, hydropower, hydro, Energy East, Natural Gas Industry, canada, renewables, vancouver, hydroelectric plant, renewable natural gas

Looking for Fast and Accurate Gas Quality Measurement?

Posted by Melanie Takacs on Aug 31, 2017 2:34:49 PM

This real-time natural gas analyzer is an innovative gas measuring device that specializes in gas quality. The quality of gas is very important to measure for many applications, many of which require instant notification of changes to avoid potential issues. Gas turbines are one example of a highly sensitive engine that requires gas parameters to be perfectly regulated to run smoothly.

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Topics: gaslab, Elster-Honeywell, gas quality, gas turbines, fiscal metering, burner control, biogas, gas blending, elster gaslab, calibration, gas analyzer, calorific value, wobbe index, Natural Gas Industry, low maintenance analyzer, measuring gas quality

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