Fuel Gas (Booster) Compression provides a pressurized inlet stream to a Gas Turbine for combined heat power generation.
Common Themes with Fuel Gas Compressors
The turbine will not tolerate contaminants. Filtering the gas for oil carryover downstream of the compressor is essential.
The power generation commitments by facility owners are critical. Whether it’s lost revenue from not selling to the grid, penalties for failing to produce commitments to the grid, or the necessity of powering a hospital or industrial setting; power generation facilities requires extreme reliability.
Reliability concerns often leads to a dual 100% arrangement.
Fuel Gas Compressor Solutions
Rotary Screw Compressors are a great fit for smaller turbines. Power generation is often a critical service, meaning downtime is unacceptable. Screw compressors are inherently low maintenance.
Reciprocating Compressors are required for larger turbines.
Indirect Cooling. Many power generation sites have cooling water available. Relative to the total facility’s heat load, the added duty from a compressor can often be accomodated. Indirect cooling is a NEXT standard, so the scope change to use customer coolant is as simple as removing a non-code glycol cooler.