Author: Olivia Petrus
The Canadian government has embarked on an ambitious mission to reduce carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions by 45% of 2005 levels, aiming to reach 402 Megatonnes (Mt) annually by 2030.
Alberta, as the largest oil and gas-producing province, faces the challenge of decreasing emissions from 236Mt to 130Mt CO2e annually by the same target year. The question arises: Is this economically feasible? The implementation of Spartan Controls’ (Spartan’s) Clean Technology portfolio has already yielded significant and encouraging results.
In June 2023, the adoption of Spartan’s Clean Tech portfolio enabled industry to achieve a 36% abatement of the expected 12Mt CO2e methane reduction volume planned for 2025. On a 10-year cumulative basis, this technology has enabled industry to abate over 22Mt CO2e, which is equivalent to removing nearly 1,000,000 cars from the road. Spartan aims to achieve a cumulative abatement of 100Mt CO2e by 2030, resulting in a reduction impact of 16Mt in that year alone. This accounts for the equivalent of 80% of Alberta’s 2030 methane reduction goal of 20Mt CO2e.
Spartan’s Clean Tech focuses on the elimination, reduction, and capture of emissions, through the retrofit, modernization, and electrification of field equipment. Leveraging novel applications of data and automation technologies, this approach provides valuable insights into the operating environment, enabling the deployment of unique digital solutions that address energy consumption challenges, ultimately resulting in lower emissions.
Key applications where Spartan’s Clean Tech portfolio is applied:
- Vent Capture: By utilizing the REMVue™ AFR and SlipStream™ technology, Spartan has successfully enabled a cumulative reduction of 9.0 Mt CO2e in industrial emissions
- Vent Reduction: Large-scale deployment of high-to-low-bleed pneumatic retrofits in western Canada has resulted in a cumulative reduction of 9.4 Mt CO2e
- Vent Elimination: Industry’s adoption of innovative technologies, including the LCO CROSSFIRE electric chemical injection pump, electric actuation, Fisher™ ENVIRO-SEAL™ and HIGH-SEAL packing systems, and electric control solutions, has made a notable contribution to a cumulative reduction of 2.1 Mt CO2e
- Energy Use Optimization: Through the strategic implementation of Advanced Process Control, Energy Management Information Systems, and Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems, a cumulative reduction of 2.1 Mt CO2e reduction was achieved
The team curates a portfolio of impactful solutions, prioritizing cost-effectiveness per tonne, connecting industry with experts and supporting organizations in accessing available funding through government programs.