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El Paso Corporation,
Southern Gas Association and
U.S. EPA’s Natural Gas STAR Program
Houston, TX
October 27, 2003

Technology Transfer Workshop
Cost-Effective Methane Sensors
Transmission Sector

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1:00 – 1:15

Opening Remarks and Agenda Overview

EPA – Roger Fernandez, Program Manager
El Paso – Sue Barry, VP Operations Services

1:15 – 1:45

El Paso’s Experience and Developments

Ball Valves/Gate Valves / Unit isolation valves to compressors
Pressure relief valves
Rod packing / wet and dry compressor seals

1:45 – 2:30

Natural Gas STAR Technologies and Practices for DI&M and Compressor Seals (MS Powerpoint, 3 MB)


2:30 – 2:55
2:55 – 3:20

Inexpensive sensor technologies

Mueller Environmental (MS Powerpoint, 2.5MB)
Rosemount Inc. (MS Powerpoint, 6.7MB)

3:20 – 3:40



3:40 – 4:05
4:05 – 4:30

Inexpensive sensor technologies

Honeywell Inc. (MS Powerpoint, 3.5MB)
Metrix Inc. (MS Powerpoint, 4.0MB)

4:30 – 5:15

Participant feedback and next steps:

5:15 – 5:30*

Topics for future workshops

* Natural Gas STAR Annual Implementation Workshop reception begins at 5:30


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