Emcara Releases Cobra Pressure Relief Device for CNG Market


Emcara Gas Development Inc., established in 2010 and located in Guelph, Ontario, says it has launched the Cobra Pressure Relief Device (PRD) for the compressed natural gas (CNG) industry.

According to Emcara, the Cobra PRD is a first-of-its-kind, designed with a thermally activated long trigger that covers tanks that range from five feet to nine feet long. The Cobra PRD is certified to PRD-1 standards.

The company adds that the long trigger is a patent-protected technology that was developed by Erick Girouard, president of Emcara.

“I recognized that the CNG industry was growing and evolving. Tanks and configurations were growing in size and so, too, was the demand for increased safety protection,” says Girouard. “Our long-trigger PRD offers increased safety features while, in most instances, reducing the overall cost to the consumer.”

The Cobra PRD is now available for purchase.

What’s more, the company has launched a product that complements its long-trigger PRD: the Badger. The Badger increases the flow rate to 450 scf per minute, which effectively reduces the time it takes to vent down tanks.

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