Propane Air Mix Plant Field Trip

Thursday, April 4, 2013
1-3 p.m. MDT

An optional afternoon field trip on Thursday, April 4 will give attendees the opportunity to visit a propane/air mix plant owned and operated by Williston Basin Interstate Pipeline Co. near Ellsworth Air Force Base. The plant is an interruptible system that can quickly switch between natural gas and propane. This unique partnership between WBI and Ellsworth Air Force Base nets the base a cost savings of more than $1 million annually.


The plant will run to flare during the tour with a demonstration of the air compressor, pumping system and air/propane mixing process. Attendees will also see propane storage tanks, truck unloading facilities and the plant’s control room.


The tour is limited to 45 attendees. Tour reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the time of pre-registration. Motorcoach transportation is provided. Note that this tour is held at the same time as sessions about inspections, damage prevention, and failure investigations and legal issues.