natural gas compressor Articles

  • Natural Gas Compressor

    Reciprocating engines come in all sizes, from a tiny, 10cc piston engine that powers a model airplane, to the massive Wartsila RTA 96-C, with each of its 14 cylinders displacing 1,820,000 cc. While our borescopes won’t be much help on the model airplane engine, if you work on any medium or large size reciprocating engine, the chances are good that we have a video borescope that can make ...


    By RF System Lab.

  • Energy recovery from gas compressors

    With the development of natural gas recompression plants, linked to the opening of the global gas market, which means increased exchanges and transportation between production and consumption areas, the number of energy recovery projects on this type of installation is ...

  • Catalytic Silencers for Gas Compressor Site

    Description Gas compressor stations near Bakersfield, California. Compressor packages running with Waukesha 7042GSI natural gas fuel, rich burn engines. Challenge Universal Compression required meeting very stringent San Joaquin Valley Air Quality Management District standards for NOx, CO and volatile organic compounds. Solution DCL supplied three catalytic silencers, ...


    By DCL International Inc.

  • ElectraTherm enters Canada’s natural gas compression market converting waste heat to power at a natural gas compressor station - Case study

    ORC Application on a Waukesha 7042 Site: Alberta, Canada Gross Power Output Avg: 90kWe Hot Water Input Range: 110°C Hot Water Flow: 11 l/s ElectraTherm partnered with ConocoPhillips to install two Green Machines at a natural gas compression station in Cessford, Alberta, Canada. The two Green Machine 4400s, ElectraTherm’s ORC generators producing electrical output up to ...


    By ElectraTherm

  • Industrial Maintenance for Compressor Stations

    Transporting natural gas via pipelines is very safe and cost-efficient. However, in order for the transportation process to work properly it is imperative that the natural gas be kept at the correct pressure. To accomplish this compressor stations are needed at regular intervals. Let’s take a look at some key components of compressor stations as well as industrial maintenance needs. The ...


    By STI Group, Inc.

  • Fugitive Gas Emissions In The Petroleum & Natural Gas Industry

    Challenge: Fugitive emissions in the petroleum and natural gas industry can come from a variety of sources and are classified as intentional (venting from tanks, compressor vents and stacks) or unintentional (equipment wear and tear, improper assembly, damage or manufacturing defects).  Most of these fugitive gas leaks are considered insignificant or  too small to ...


    By Leak Imaging, LLC

  • HS-200 Used in natural gas production

    A unique and proven wastewater treatment system is being used at several natural gas compressor stations. Oil leakage and spills when servicing compressors together with maintenance wash-down water, are being satisfactorily treated with oil removal systems. The systems usually consist of a wastewater holding tank with an oil drain off valve, a coalescing oil/water separator ...


    By Hydrosil International

  • Digester Developer Taps Natural Gas Markets

    IN the late 1990s, Dan Eastman and two colleagues were researching business opportunities in the renewable energy industry. They were looking for a commercially viable technology that could take renewable energy from an experimental phase to a solid business investment. In 1999, Eastman and his partners founded Microgy, Inc., with its base in Wisconsin. The company licensed the Xergi anaerobic ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Pipeline Compressor Station Evaporates Storm Water

    Contaminated wastewater is one of the most problematic and potentially expensive issues for industry today.  Hauling wastewater can be expensive and may expose the company to substantial liability.  On-site processing can involve extensive fees and time-consuming paperwork.  Fortunately, there is a solution.  Evaporation is a practical, environmentally sound, and economical ...


    By Samsco Corporation

  • New air quality rules challenge oil & natural gas industry

    EPA Administrator signed a suite of proposed new air regulations affecting both the Production/Processing and Transmission/Storage sectors of the oil and natural gas industry. The proposed rules mandate the use of emission controls as well as work practices through two different air regulatory programs – New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and National Emissions Standards for Hazardous ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Crude Oil and Natural Gas Industry Reduced Emission Completion NSPS Requirements

    As 2015 quickly approaches, there is still momentum in the development of domestic unconventional oil and gas resources.  Therefore, exploration and production companies utilizing hydraulic fracturing are reminded that the final compliance provisions for reduced emission completions (RECs) pursuant to 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart OOOO (Standards of Performance for Crude Oil and Natural Gas ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • Analytical Devices for the Measurement of Water Vapor and Hydrocarbon Dew-Point in Natural Gas

    Introduction The determination of water vapor (water dew point) is crucial in the processing, custody transfer and transport of natural gas. High levels of water vapor in a natural gas stream can lead to a number of problems which include the formation of hydrates and the contribution to corrosion of plant and equipment. Furthermore, water vapor present in natural gas streams affects the ...

  • Capturing the fugitives: Reducing methane emissions from natural gas

    The rapid expansion of natural gas development in the United States has been a double-edged sword. While natural gas supporters are quick to point out its economic benefits and green attributes—natural gas produces roughly half the carbon dioxide emissions of coal during combustion—this isn’t the whole story. Natural gas comes with environmental consequences, including risks to ...

  • SGBI opinion article: shale gas

    Government perceives electric vehicles to be a panacea that will solve problems surrounding air quality and CO2 emissions simultaneously. The EV has two main selling points: reduced CO2 emissions and high efficiency. However, these are only valid at a superficial level and the argument disintegrates under any level of scrutiny. In terms of CO2 emissions, EVs replace ‘average’ cars to ...


    By CNG Services Limited

  • Pt. 1 - IN the MIX - Construction Safety and Gas Detection

    This is part one in a 4 part series to be posted over the next 4 weeks. "Pointers for Construction Safety & Health compliance" Rob Sant Technical Products Manager, Certified Air Safety, Vancouver Washington Threats to our workers health and safety are numerous; an often overlooked hazard is the quality of the air they breathe. Whether simple nuisance odors like ...


  • Microturbines, Gas Engines Link Biogas to the Grid

    OPPORTUNITIES to produce electricity from methane are being improved continuously as manufacturers introduce new and upgraded equipment to address market needs and varying characteristics of raw biogas. In the renewable energy from organics recycling arena, the two primary types of electricity generation equipment are microturbines and reciprocating gas engines. This article provides a brief ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Solving the Impact of High Toxic Loads in the Produced Water at the Kollsnes Gas Terminal by Applying the MPPE Technology

      The Kollsnes gas processing facilities is located at Kollsnes west of Bergen in Norway. The Kollsnes gas plant was started up in 1996 and is owned by Gassled with Gasco as operator and Statoil ASA as technical service provider. The plant treats gas from the Troll, Visund and Kvitebjørn offshore fields in the North Sea at a rate of up to 130 million standard cubic meters (scm) per day. The ...

  • With CETCO`s help, oil & water don`t mix - separating oil & water from gas

    One of the USA’s largest providers of midstream natural gas owns and operates 11,300 miles of pipelines, with natural gas gathering systems that cover 14,400 square miles and supply 22 natural gas plants, which have a total processing capacity of 10,250 MMcf/d. This gas transmission company’s onshore and straddle plant assets access natural gas supplies from the Permian Basin, Fort Worth / Bend ...


    By CETCO Energy Services

  • Case study - Beltran WESPs deliver superior gas cleaning performance for Zambia’s fast-growing copper industry

    The central importance of copper production to the Zambian economy is reflected in the fact that the value of copper exports in 2010, about $5.8 billion, accounted for 78 percent of the country’s total merchandise export earnings, and helped make it the seventh largest producer in the world. Capitalizing on a worldwide surge in copper prices and the coincident privatization of ...


    By Beltran Technologies, Inc.

  • QuadOa and OGI: how EPA regulations are changing the way we look at gas leaks

    Earlier this year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published Regulation 40 CFR, Part 60, Sub-part OOOOa, commonly known as Quad Oa, and finally brought optical gas imaging (OGI) firmly into the mainstream. This presents a major shift in the way fugitive emissions are regulated, and the technology that can be used.  Detecting and acting on gas leaks is naturally a major ...

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