Power conversion specialist Converteam has been commissioned by Chipeta Processing LLC to supply a complete Variable Speed Drive System (VSDS) to control two natural gas compressor trains at the Chipeta Processing Plant in Utah (USA). This system will save an estimated $2 million per year in energy costs.
McDermott International Inc., Houston, has reported that one of its subsidiaries has been awarded full engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of a 750-ton compressor module for BG Trinidad & Tobago’s Hibiscus field development offshore Trinidad.
US Natural Gas Corp., St. Petersburg, Fla., has reported that the company has recently acquired a newly rebuilt Knox Western compressor to be set at the company's West Virginia natural gas development project compressor station.
Nevada-based Electra-Therm announced February 23 that its Texas distributor, Gulf Coast Green Energy (GCGE), just completed a 2,000-hour test run on an organic Rankine cycle (ORC) waste-heat recovery device enabling distributed power generation at natural gas compression stations.
GE Oil & Gas, Florence, Italy, announced February 16 that its advanced compressor technology is minimizing liquefied natural gas (LNG) boil-off gas flaring at LNG berths at the Ras Laffan Port, Ras Laffan Industrial City in Qatar, by making productive use of the gas that boils off during loading of the LNG carriers.
Continuous improvements in power electronics and the availability of large frequency converters pave the way for large variable-speed drive systems to be considered as a main compressor-driver solution.