SERVICES
WHAT WE OFFER

Project Management

TKE provides its clients with a full project management package including quotes, scheduling, budget allocation, and overseeing the design phase and site development.

Engineering

TKE’s multidisciplinary staff has years of accumulated experience in fields such as mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering. In addition, we maintain a full staff of design and drafting personnel utilizing the most advanced computer aided technology.

Construction Management

TKE offers on-site scheduling, material tracking, field engineering, and daily reporting to streamline the installation process and address any issues on the spot.

Conceptual Design

TKE sets its sights at providing a clearly defined account of its client’s requirements in functional terms at the system level. We begin with a description of needs and end with a set of initial system specifications. These specifications provide the minimum amount of engineering, drawings, and calculation to fully satisfy the FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) and state permit applications.

FERC SUPPORT

TKE endeavors to ensure all safety guidelines and regulations are followed by adhering to all FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) standards and practices.

FERC’s Responsibilities:
  1. Regulation of pipeline, storage, and liquefied natural gas facility construction.
  2. Regulation of natural gas transportation in interstate commerce.
  3. Issuance of certificates of public convenience and necessity to prospective companies providing energy services or constructing and operating interstate pipelines and storage facilities.
  4. Regulation of facility abandonment.
  5. Establishment of rates for services.
  6. Regulation of the transportation of natural gas as authorized by the NGPA (Natural Gas Policy Act) and the OCSLA (Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act).
  7. Oversight of the construction and operation of pipeline facilities at U.S. points of entry for the import or export of natural gas.
(reference: http://www.ferc.gov/industries/gas.asp)

LEACHING

Natural gas can be stored indefinitely; therefore, leaching is a process used for storing natural gas underground by injection when the commodity is not needed immediately. Raw water is pumped into a salt formation, and the resulting brine water is displaced when gas is injected into the newly formed salt dome. TKE utilizes several types of brine handling facilities with insoluble removals including centrifugal separators, amiad filters, hydrocyclones, and brine pits.

DEHYDRATION

For the gas to be utilized, water must be removed. TKE designs the systems and processes needed to initiate this operation; some of which are glycol and methanol injection.

INJECTION

To maintain reservoir pressure, TKE applies the use of gas injection wells as a secondary method of increasing production when pressure is low or depleted.

WITHDRAWAL

TKE designs facilities for gas withdrawal during normal usage time periods as well as when peak demand occurs. Auxiliary usages includes: balancing flow in pipeline systems, maintaining contractual balance, and meeting regulatory obligations.

COMPRESSION

TKE designs compressor stations that condense the gas in order to move it upstream. Our clients’ facilities consist of large horse power, high speed reciprocals, units specified for maximum turndown and operation flexibility. We also offer compressor station acoustic studies, noise studies and remediation.

BTEX Recovery

TKE designs the removal process to eliminate high concentrations of BTEX (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylenes) compounds. TKE provides custom thermal oxidizers, as well as, vapor and condensate recovery to capture all hydrocarbon fumes.

Metering & Regulating

Metering and regulating stations (M&R) are designed to measure and regulate the gas pressure along the pipeline. TKE takes these diagnostic measures to establish methods of monitoring possible gas loss due to leaks, and increase pressure.

Interconnect

Where the need exists to tie into another company’s facilities i.e., pipelines and compressor stations, TKE produces proposals for these new connections.

Retrofits

TKE updates compressor stations and pipelines by adding the newest and most efficient technology or features to any currently installed older systems. In doing so, we improve the system’s efficiency, increase output, and reduce emissions. Examples of TKE’s retrofits are modifications to support SMUG, brine and freshwater metering and SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) retrofits, as well as, pump additions and modifications.