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  • Mustang Sampling, LLC is the innovator of Analytically Accurate® solutions within sample conditioning systems. We provide custom solutions of products and services globally to the Natural Gas, Natural Gas Liquids (NGL), and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industries. Mustang Sampling continues to pioneer integrated control systems, allowing our customers to maintain phase stability from sample extraction at the source through sample analysis. Our products are continuously improved and subjected to the highest quality standards which provides our customers with the best sample conditioning solutions.

    Our Vision

    At Mustang Sampling, it is our Vision to be the best measurement and control provider of analytically accurate solutions to the energy industry.

    It is our vision to continuously improve

    • who we are by respecting people, embracing each individual’s unique and diverse life and work styles;
    • our innovation by identifying, developing, and deploying analytically accurate technology, processes and solutions;
    • our accountability leading to a safe environment at work and at home;
    • ourselves through upholding our integrity by having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.

    Mustang Sampling’s Core Values

    Integrity
    We believe integrity is the quality of being honest and open in all interactions with our employees and our customers.  We believe integrity is having strong moral principles; moral uprightness. We believe a business should surround itself with people who care deeply about integrity.

    Safety
    We believe we should own up to what is not performing well so we can have a conversation around what we need to improve. We believe accountability leads to a safe environment at work and at home.

    Respect for People
    We pride ourselves on treating others as we expect to be treated. We embrace our employees unique and diverse life and work styles.

    Innovation
    We believe to improve is to change and to adapt. We believe success is created through ethical and forward thinking solutions.  We identify, develop and deploy analytically accurate technology, processes and solutions.

    Continuous Improvement
    We measure, monitor, analyze and improve productivity, processes, tasks and ourselves to satisfy our customer’s needs and industry regulations.  We work with passion and intellect, and are driven to excel beyond what has already been achieved.

    Industries

    Natural Gas

    Natural gas is a vital, clean, and growing global energy source with vast supplies under constant development in North America and the rest of the world.  The production, gathering, transportation, and distribution of natural gas requires continuous innovation to remain competitive among other energy sources.  Engineers and scientists have created a critical industry supplying nearly one-fourth of the world’s energy needs from what was once considered only a byproduct of oil production.

    Natural gas occurs “naturally” underground and is comprised of a mixture of components, usually primarily methane with other light hydrocarbons and inorganic compounds.  The chemical analysis of natural gas is necessary to understand the processes required to safely transform the gas into a useable fuel, and to determine its monetary value.  Prior to analysis, natural gas must be made suitable for introduction into analysis equipment (analyzers), a process known commonly as “sample conditioning.”

    Mustang Sampling is the leading provider of Analytically Accurate® systems for sample conditioning within the Natural Gas industry.  Each product or system is specifically designed to transport a natural gas sample from the pipeline to the analyzer(s) without changing the composition of the sample itself.  This “representative” sample is then used for the analysis of the natural gas composition for monetary value (custody transfer), compliance, or safety.

    Liquefied Natural Gas

    Liquefied Natural Gas is a cryogenic liquid form of natural gas with most of the heavy components removed (it is predominantly methane with some ethane, propane, and nitrogen).  The liquefaction of natural gas allows its transportation over long distances without pipelines, typically using ships, rail, or trucks.  The global trade of LNG is expected to double in the next ten years as natural gas exceeds 25% of global energy sources.  LNG is used to supplement natural gas distribution systems (which typically rely on pipeline supplies), to generate electrical power, for meeting peak demands, and as engine fuel.

    The energy content of LNG varies considerably depending on the composition of the source gas as well as the process used to convert the gas to a liquid.  Additionally, the average energy value of a bulk container of LNG changes with time, or ages, since the methane evaporates at a different rate than the other components.  These facts in combination with the difficulties associated with any cryogenic fluid (LNG has a boiling point of -162°C) make LNG an unusual and very challenging liquid to measure.

    Mustang Sampling has a long history of LNG sampling, starting with efforts to import LNG into the United States during the 90’s.  Mustang Sampling continues to provide best-in-class technologies for small and large scale LNG custody transfer.  The patented Mustang Sampling Vaporizer provides the core for a variety of sample conditioning systems suitable for cryogenic service.

    Mustang Sampling provides LNG Import & Export Custody Transfer solutions globally, peak shaving solutions, complete bunkering systems, and LNG load rack solutions (truck transport).  Mustang Sampling products include Certiprobes, vacuum jacketed tubing, vaporizers, composite sample systems, manual sample systems, and custom software.

    Natural Gas Liquids

    Natural Gas Liquids are derivatives of natural gas and are used extensively as fuels, feedstock for petrochemical plants, and in the production of plastic.  Natural Gas Liquid production associated with nonconventional shale drilling has created a surge in the availability of liquids and furthered the need to handle these liquids properly.

    Natural Gas Liquids are found naturally within natural gas formations but change physical states (gas, liquid, or solid) depending upon the pressure and temperature.  The state within the reservoir at very high pressures and temperatures may be different than the same composition at the surface of the well.  Safe handling and appropriate processing of Natural Gas Liquids requires intimate knowledge of phase behavior and control.

    Mustang Sampling is an industry pioneer and a leading provider of Analytically Accurate® systems for Natural Gas Liquids.  Each product or system is specially designed to transport a natural gas liquid sample from the pipeline to the analyzer(s) without changing the composition of the sample itself, regardless of phase.  Mustang Sampling achieves this by controlling the phase transition using a specially designed vaporizing system.  This “representative” sample is then used for the analysis of the natural gas liquid composition for monetary value (custody transfer), plant balance, compliance, or safety.

    Renewable Natural Gas

    Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) consists of multiple names: bio-methane, swamp gas, landfill gas, and digester gas. This gaseous discharge is a product of anaerobic digestion which is the decomposition of waste material without the presence of oxygen. In addition, this product, when processed to purity standards, can be used as renewable gas and can be used as a fuel for plant heaters, power generators, and natural gas vehicles.

    Captured RNG from an anaerobic process reduces emissions to the atmosphere and is used as a green energy fuel. RNG production is a result of anaerobic digestion whereby the solids are converted to methane and carbon dioxide gas. Municipalities around the globe are significantly reducing their operating costs and improving efficiency by harnessing a byproduct of the anaerobic process. They are turning to biogas co-generation as a alternate energy source.

    The biogas can be processed into a high quality fuel for vehicle and power generation.

    Scrubbers are needed for the removal of Hydrogen Sulfide and sulfur species, moisture, Siloxanes, and carbon dioxide in some applications.

    To confirm the quality of the cleaned biogas, the Mustang® Biogas Sampling System will sample the gas prior to and after the gas cleaning process. This begins at the sample probe located in the raw gas pipeline. The sample tubing and the sample conditioning panel are electrically heated to slightly above the sample dew point to prevent loss of any gas components. Analyzing prior to and after the gas cleaning will help determine the performance of the cleaning process and also determine the scheduling of the filter media cleaning and or replacements.

    Gas Processing

    Gas Processing is a complex process designed to clean raw natural gas by separating impurities and various non-methane hydrocarbons and fluids. Mustang Sampling’s products and systems are ideal for these applications.

    System Integration

    Enclosures

    Mustang Sampling provides quality UL rated electrical and instrument enclosures that meet your specifications.  We provide a wide range of NEMA rated enclosures for your indoor or outdoor application. Safety is important to us. We make sure the enclosures we provide protect your personnel against access to hazardous parts inside the enclosure as well as protect your equipment against ingress of solid objects, water, ice and corrosion.

    We latch onto the fact that our own sample conditioning systems are protected by enclosures and bring that knowledge and expertise to you.  Whether it is a package system or solution we think about every aspect your products will endure from hazardous environments to restricted space. Our expertise in enclosures enables us to provide field-proven solutions and our in-house design and integration team gives us control over every step of the process.

    Pipeline Metering Skids

    Mustang Sampling designs and builds custom pipeline metering skids for Natural Gas, Natural Gas Liquids and Liquefied Natural Gas in compliance to all Federal, State and Local codes.  Mustang Sampling brings decades of design and operational experience from dozens of major pipeline companies, as well as invaluable instrumentation experience from the industry leaders, to offer optimized solutions in the measurement and regulation arena.  From simple single meter run designs to complex proving or control systems, Mustang Sampling has a solution.

    Most meter station designs start with flow rate. It is important to maintain an uninterrupted flow of gas and consideration of maximum and minimum flows need to be taken in. Various metering technologies are available including ultrasonic and Coriolis meters. Multiple meter runs are used when the maximum design flow rates are required for turndown between maximum and minimal flows. Automated valves are used to open or close a meter run as required to maintain flow rates through an individual meter within a range recommended by the manufacturer. Pressure and temperature transmitters, temperature thermowells, test thermowells and a chromatography probe when using an ultrasonic meter should be included.

    Gas quality needs to be taken in to account. Many companies use a filter-separator before the meter station and will do continuous gas sampling using a Mustang Sampling Analytically Accurate® system. Usually a gas analyzer is installed to monitor gas for H2S, O2, N2, CO2 and other contamination that exceed quality requirements.

    For safe access and maneuvering around equipment Mustang Sampling offers solutions such as handrails, access platforms, walkways and stairs.

    • Custody Transfer skids
    • Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Oxygen (O2), and Nitrogen (N2) Metering Skids
    • Natural Gas Skids
    • Process Skids
    • Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Regasification Stations
    • Specialty Systems

    Instrumentation and Control Buildings

    Mustang Sampling offers a wide range of instrumentation and control buildings for field use in the natural gas transmission, natural gas processing, and natural gas liquid markets.  Mustang Sampling Buildings are constructed from non-combustible materials within a heavy-gauge steel framework to meet the design load and sizes required for specific applications.  From the simplest metering station to the most complex facility with multiple and varied analyzers and metering sections for custody transfer, Mustang Sampling can provide a solution.

    Mustang Sampling’s facility in Ravenswood, WV is the home to dedicated construction and electrical crews specializing in industrial building design and fabrication.  The facility provides ample workspace for factory trained crews to build and wire each custom designed building, install the necessary mechanical, electrical, and analytical equipment, and to host a full Factory Acceptance Test on each building.  This means your buildings are designed, built, and tested in the United States from start to finish.  Mustang Sampling will also provide a wide range of project management with dedicated leaders to accommodate customer requirements.

    Mustang Sampling provides the following building types along with customized buildings not listed:

    • Meter buildings
    • Analyzer buildings
      • Gas chromatography (Btu analyzer)
      • Moisture analyzer
      • H2S analyzer
      • Total sulfur analyzer
      • Hydrocarbon dew point analyzer
      • Mercury analyzer
    • Pipeline Monitoring stations
    • Compressor control buildings
    • Telemetry stations
    • Odorant Injection Buildings
    • Measurement & Regulation buildings
    • RTU Buildings
    • Auxiliary buildings
    • Glycol pump injection buildings
    • Storage buildings

    Software

    SoftView® LITE Software

    The SoftView LITE Software is designed to provide the user with an easy-to-use interface to the “smart” Mustang Sampling product. The software operates as a Modbus “master” on a communications network. The SoftView LITE software supports both a demand poll and auto-poll interface to the instrument.

    SoftView LITE software provides the user with a local or remote interface to the Mustang Sampling instrument. SoftView LITE software saves the acquired measurement data in a history log file allowing the user to monitor measurement history and to review the performance history of the instrument. The software also supports features which can allow the user to configure the instrument through the GUI interface and SCADA Gateway.

    Features

    • Real time monitoring and history logging & trending of vaporizer and GC data during the LNG load/offload
    • New Windows GUI Client to simplify User Interface
    • Modbus TCP protocol driver for instrument client interface and server interface to DCS/SCADA System
    • Concurrent Interface to up to 5 Vaporizers and Multiple GC Streams
    • RS232, RS485, or IP Interface to Vaporizers for Monitoring and data recording
    • “Station Network” feature for user review and analysis of latest station point data and point alarm status
    • Can define Alarm Limits and measurement ranges for Station Points

    Benefits

    • Plant DCS/SCADA Operator can optionally access SoftView® PLUS and SoftView® LNG acquired data from DCS or SCADA System via the Modbus TCP or Serial Modbus Server interface
    • Compatible with Windows XP, 7, 8, or 10

    SoftView® PLUS

    The SoftView PLUS software provides the user with an easy-to-use interface to “smart” Mustang Sampling products. The software operates as a Modbus host master on a communications network. The SoftView PLUS software supports both demand polling and auto-polling of the pre-installed instruments.

    SoftView<sup>®</sup> PLUS Software support demand and auto polling of smart Mustang Sampling instruments and supported gas chromatographs. Acquired data is optionally checked for alarm status and recorded in history logs for review and reporting. User adjustment of key instrument configuration parameters, e.g. set-point control of the heater and flow controller, is also supported.

    Features

    • Real time monitoring, data logging & trending of acquired instrument data
    • Windows GUI Client
    • SoftView® PLUS includes concurrent interface to 10 pre-installed instruments
    • Serial Modbus interface or Modbus TCP protocol interface to the pre-installed instruments
    • Station Network for customized visualization of acquired data

    Benefits

    • Compatible with Windows® 7, 8, or 10
    • Simplified user interface
    • Review and analyze latest station point data and point alarm status
    • Can define Alarm Limits and measurement ranges for Station Points
    • Methane number calculation option for acquired gas chromatograph composition data
    • Acquired recorded data can be exported for review and analysis with programs such as Microsoft® Excel
    • Training mode configuration

    SoftView® LNG Monitor Software

    SoftView LNG Monitor Software is a suite of programs used to interface locally and remotely to the wide array of smart Mustang Sampling instrumentation. These programs include SoftView® Lite and SoftView® PLUS for standard data acquisition interface to the instruments and SoftView® LNG used to monitor and record LNG custody transfer events.

    SoftView® LNG APPLICATION
    SoftView LNG supports auto polling of the vaporizer heater controllers and associated gas chromatographs. Acquired data is optionally checked for alarm status and recorded during an LNG transfer. User adjustment of key instrument configuration parameters, e.g. set-point control of the heater and flow controller, is also supported. The end of transfer event produces a transfer ticket containing average composition and vaporizer data recorded during the transfer.
    LNG transfer data recorded during the transfer can be exported for review and analysis with programs such as MS Excel.

    SoftView® PLUS APPLICATION
    SoftView PLUS supports demand and auto polling of smart Mustang Sampling instruments and supported gas chromatographs. Acquired data is optionally checked for alarm status and recorded in history logs for review and reporting. User adjustment of key instrument configuration parameters, e.g. set-point control of the heater and flow controller, is also supported.

    • Acquired recorded data can be exported for review and analysis with programs such as MS Excel.
    • Special features such as the calculation of methane number from the gas compositions is also supported.

    Features

    • Real time monitoring and history logging & trending of vaporizer and GC data during the LNG load/offload
    • New Windows GUI Client to simplify User Interface
    • Modbus TCP protocol driver for instrument client interface and server interface to DCS/SCADA System
    • Concurrent Interface to up to 5 Vaporizers and Multiple GC Streams
    • RS232, RS485, or IP Interface to Vaporizers for Monitoring and data recording
    • “Station Network” feature for user review and analysis of latest station point data and point alarm status
    • Can define Alarm Limits and measurement ranges for Station Points

    Benefits

    • Plant DCS/SCADA Operator can optionally access SoftView® PLUS and SoftView® LNG acquired data from DCS or SCADA System via the Modbus TCP or Serial Modbus Server interface

    Training

    As an industry leading pioneer, Mustang Sampling is often called upon for training on a wide variety of analyzers, software, and sample conditioning systems.  The Mustang Sampling® Mobile Training Lab (MTL) offers customizable technical training opportunities at our main facility or at your field location.  From Installation, Operation, and Maintenance of products to field-service and repair, Mustang Sampling can facilitate the needs of measurement engineers and technicians. The lab is stocked with commonly used Natural Gas, NGL & LNG sampling systems, analyzers and equipment for a complete hands-on training experience.

    • Sample conditioning
    • Sample regulation
    • Sample control
    • Gas Chromatographs
    • Gas Analyzers

    Mustang Sampling will tailor the training experience to suit any company’s experience level.  From beginners to advanced users requiring specialized courses, technicians will gain a thorough understanding of the products and related software in a hands-on environment. Courses may be used for continuing education units for future certifications.

     

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