Compressor station design engineers and other design professionals are usually “systems” designers, configuring, specifying, and procuring equipment that is engineered and fabricated by others. This paper (originally presented as the first of a two part GMRC Short Course) addresses the basics of some of the ancillary equipment required to create a natural gas compressor station enabling the designer to make more informed decisions. The equipment covered in Part 1 includes air cooled heat exchangers and intake filters, and natural gas separation/filtration equipment, highlighting the following key considerations:
- The various contaminants and their removal
- Available designs and their applications
- Construction considerations
- Specifying your equipment
- Analyzing your options
This information can prepare design personnel to create more detailed specification sheets and to better analyze the proposals received from vendors.
You can download the full paper here.