Compressor Station Ancillary Equipment: Know What You Are Buying - Part 2
Compressor station design engineers and other design professionals are usually systems designers. These professionals design, specify and procure equipment that is engineered and fabricated by others. Part 2 will continue to address the basics of some of the ancillary equipment required to create an efficient, low maintenance natural gas compressor station. The information in this short course will allow the designer to make more informed decisions. The equipment covered in Part 2 will be Intake and Exhaust Systems for Turbines and Reciprocating Engines. The basic areas covered for this equipment will follow the same guidelines set forth in Part 1 and are as follows: What (is in the air, are silencing requirements, are thermal parameters); types and/or designs available and their applications; fabrication parameters; specifying your equipment, and analyzing your options. Successful completion of the course will allow design personnel to create more detailed specification sheets and to better analyze the proposals received from suppliers.