ECI Delivers Sustainable, Portal Pipeline Evacuation System

ECI Delivers Sustainable, Portal Pipeline Evacuation System


ECI, the region’s process control and industrial automation leader, has been named the channel partner for Onboard Dynamics’ GoVAC® Systems in western Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.


The GoVAC FLEX and GoVAC MAX Systems give natural gas operators the ability to perform natural gas capture and recovery during pipeline maintenance. Onboard Dynamics’ patented, portable natural gas compressor offers a safe and practical solution that prevents methane emissions.


The GoVAC self-contained pipeline evacuation system requires no external power and is  equipped with cellular telematics providing remote operation monitoring. The built-in intuitive control can offer environmental reports and operational metrics. With flexible inlet and outlet pressures, the GoVAC FLEX system can draw a pipeline from 1,250 psig to near 0 psig and transfer to an adjoining pipeline or tube trailer at pressures up to 3,600 psig.


“Operators need innovative pipeline maintenance solutions that address their need for flexibility and mobility,” said Jim Neville, VP of Oil & Gas, ECI. “The GoVAC® System offers a unique self-contained evacuation and recompression solution that helps operators meet their sustainability and decarbonization goals. ECI delivers impactful solutions that help natural gas industry leaders achieve operational excellence. The addition of the GoVAC System to our portfolio enables us to deliver an even more robust solution and service offering to our customers.”

As the Onboard Dynamics channel partner, ECI offers the GoVAC FLEX and GoVAC MAX Systems for sale or lease.


About Onboard Dynamics, LLC

Founded in 2013, the goal of Onboard Dynamics is to support the natural gas ecosystem in reducing global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions safely and reliably through our innovative and practical commercial solutions. Our patented compression-based systems minimize methane and other GHG releases during pipeline operations and maintenance, mitigate GHG emissions from transportation vehicles, and capture methane that would otherwise be released to the atmosphere from other industrial operations. Our customers receive expanded environmental benefits and reduction in costs through purchasing, leasing, and/or receiving turn-key services from our natural gas-powered products. For more information, visit


About ECI

ECI specializes in process control and industrial automation products and solutions for manufacturing and process customers in the oil and gas, chemical, power, food and beverage, mining and metals, life sciences, pulp and paper, refining, petrochemical, OEM and nuclear industries. In addition, as an Emerson Impact Partner, ECI provides engineering, site support and training services for customers. Founded on the principles of product quality, reliability and safety, ECI offers unmatched product and service solutions designed to meet specific customer needs. ECI is an ISO 9001:2015 registered company and employs more than 300 professionals at several locations across Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette honored ECI with an eleventh consecutive Top Workplace Award in 2023. For more information, call 724.746.3700 or visit


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