Compass Natural Gas, LLC, constructs compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling networks, or virtual pipelines, to move natural gas without a traditional pipeline to customers throughout the Mid-Atlantic United States. Their goal is to provide CNG at a lower cost than traditional energy sources (such as fuel oil or propane) while supplementing or replacing local distribution company pipeline sources. While the CNG is delivered in high-pressure storage vessels, the unloading, known as decanting, requires specialized engineering and construction. These facilities, or decant stations, allow Compass’s customers to offload CNG from trailers and then transport the gas to uses within the commercial or industrial facility.
The decant stations provided capacity for the decanting of CNG for use in the facility’s boilers, heating, and related process lines. The decant stations allow for continuous unloading of natural gas during trailer switchout. RETTEW designed all the facility components, safety and fire protection systems, and interconnecting facilities for an operational installation.