Horsepower Evaluation for Gas Pipeline Transmission
This paper presents the facts and specific assumptions to assist the reader in analyzing the issue of new horsepower installation. Focus will be on one compressor station application utilizing various prime movers. Comparisons will be shown on capital investment, operating and maintenance costs, and will be sensitive to energy expense. Environmental issues, FERC approval requirements, prime mover flexibility, and meeting the requirements of a strategic plan will be briefly covered. No recommendation will be offered on which prime mover is the best selection. The best selection is dependent on the requirements of the application it is to meet a defined by a company's strategic plan.