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IGT Internal Static Suppression Cartridges for natural gas piping systems

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The IGT Static Suppression Cartridge is designed to eliminate static inside plastic or metal pipe transporting natural gas. It can be installed at any point in any gas piping - at a gas well, in gathering lines at gas wells or landfills, in gas vent stacks, flare lines and in gas distribution piping. It can be installed upstream of overpressure valves to prevent static creation during venting which could cause an ignition.

What are the benefits of internal static suppression in gas piping?

Suppressing internal static will result in 5 benefits.

  • It will prevent static ignition of downstream vented gas if overpressure valve is engaged or emergency venting is required.
  • It will prevent the creation of internal static in your system which is the primary cause of ignition of leaking gas during O&M operations or if 3rd Party Damage occurs.
  • It will prevent shocks to workers through tools during O&M operations.
  • it will prevent electrostatic pinhole leaks in service lines reducing repair costs.
  • It will prevent the burnout of sensitive electronics such as service meters and SCADA devices in gas pipes.

How does it work?

When gas passes though the Ionix Static Suppression Cartridge the gas is made electrically conductive. Therefore, any stray electrons can conduct back and rejoin molecules missing an electron, providing a static free environment inside the treated pipe.

When the Cartridge is initially installed, it dissipates any static present downstream in the system and then prevents any further static buildup.

Where is it installed?

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The Ionix Cartridge can be installed at any point you want static suppression downstream of installation. However, remember that once untreated gas comingles with the Ionix treated gas, static suppression is diminished to the degree the untreated gas intrudes.

Ionix Static Suppression Cartridges have been installed on gas gathering lines, vent stacks, flare lines, methane extraction systems and gas distribution systems. Ionix Static Suppression Cartridges can be installed anywhere you want internal static suppression.

What is the length of its effectiveness in a system?

Ionix Static Suppression Cartridges are effective from the point gas passes through it to burner tip. Metal pipe has no detrimental effects on its ability to suppress interior static. Ionix Static Suppression Cartridges will also suppress static in metal piping. Only the gas that passes through the Ionix Static Suppression Cartridge is treated. If gas which has not gone through an Ionix Static Suppression Cartridge mixes with Ionix treated gas, static suppression is reduced to the extent that untreated gas mixes with the Ionix treated gas.

How is it installed?

Ionix Static Suppress Cartridges are introduced into the gas stream by way of a housing which holds the Ionix Static Suppression in line allowing the gas to pass through it.

The housing is installed at the point your want to begin static suppression in your system. The housing holds the Cartridge allowing the gas to pass through our Cartridge.

For a basic explanation sheet on installation and maintenance CLICK HERE.

How is it sized?

Ionix Static Suppression Cartridges are sized based upon the pipe diameter and pressure at the intended installation point.

Ionix Static Suppression Cartridges are available in 2", 3", 4", 6", 8", 10" for pressures up to 1450 PSI. Larger sizes available upon request.

For a basic explanation sheet of sizing Ionix Static Suppression Cartridges CLICK HERE.

How is it maintained?

Ionix Static Suppression Cartridges are replaced annually. When you are ready to replace the unit, we send you a new Cartridge before changeout and you return the exhausted one to us for refurbishment after you have completed changeout.

In-field test results to suppress internal static

Our static suppression cartridges were installed in actual residential delivery system by NICOR Labs. For a copy of their report CLICK HERE.

In field test results to suppress electrostatic pinhole leaks

One city installed our static suppression cartridges to stop electrostatic pinholes that were being created by static in their system. After installing our Ionix Static Suppression Cartridges in their system, pinhole leaks ceased, indicating static was suppressed downstream of their installation. For a copy of their report CLICK HERE.