Totally Enclosed In-Line Electric Motor Driven Gas Compressor (Research)
This paper examines the application of totally enclosed, adjustable speed electric motor driven gas compressors to applications requiring completely automated, low maintenance, quick response gas pressure boosters. In this paper, we will describe how a natural gas transporter, compressor manufacturer, motor manufacturer and power company have teamed up to design the world's first gas compressor that can be installed directly in the pipeline. We will discuss methodologies for installing the proposed compressor, the environmental benefits no emissions, a small footprint, minimal noise and the benefit of being able to install compression exactly where it is needed to meet the peaking requirements of today's new power plants. Finally, we will discuss where we believe the combined natural gas/electric industry is going and how the inline electric motor driven compressor can strengthen the relationship between the natural gas and electric industries.