GlobalSpec has asked its users about the latest design trends and features related to Gas Compressors and Gas Compressor Systems. They have also shared their product applications and tips on how to buy and use these products.
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Q:
What are some of the applications you have used gas compressors and gas compressor systems for?
36 answers
Answers:
Hydrogen fuel cell refueling stations; transfilling cylinders, storage tanks & tube trailers; gas blending, re-cycling & mixing; semi-conductor, electronics and fiber optics manufacturing; feedstock for chemical, petrochemical & pharmaceutical industries; metal processing; wind power to hydrogen power; glass production; power plant turbine cooling; pressure boosting and storage of gases from on-site gas generation systems; compression of syngas from renewable sources.
~Osama A, Marketing/Sales, Warminster, PA
Centrifugal recycle gas compressors for Refinery Hydrocracker, Hydro treaters, CC Reformer Units, Coker gas compressors -Delayed coker Unit, Main air blower and wet gas compressor for FCC Units, Refrigeration compressors, Make up Hydrogen Recip compressors, Hyper compressor for LLDPE..........
~Rajagopalan M, Engineering Consultant, Chennai, Taminadu, India
Since we are Consultants for Supervision for Construction of Coal fired steam power plant, gas diesel power plant, geothermal steam power plant, gas fired steam power plant and oil fired steam power plant etc.
~Tasripin Adiwijaya, Manager for controlling of the project, North Jakarta, Indonesia
We have used Gas Compression systems for various applications in the Upstream, Midstream, Downstream and Distribution segments of the Oil & Gas Sector.
~Deepak L, General Manager, Pune, India
Converted our fleet of propane powered forklifts to natural gas. The gas stations use compressor systems to fill the forklift tanks.
~General Management, Stratford, Canada
We have air separation plant and It has high capacity (max:7800 kw- min:2500kw.) turbo compressor (cooper - cameron) .
~Engineering, Process/Production, KOCAELI, Turkey
These seals are used for any application where a centrifugal, gear or screw compressors are used.
~Glenn S, Regional Compressor Seal Specialist, Houston, TX
SCUBA, fire fighting, industrial breathing air, paintball, industrial high pressure testing
~Marketing/Sales, Port Orchard, WA
CNG Underground storage Wellhead Flare gas recovery Gas Gathering Various processes
~Project Management, San Giovanni in Persiceto, Italy
Plant process. wells natural gas injection, NG Transportation, Natural gas distribution
~Engineering, Consulting, SALVADOR, Brazil
3 Nos. Gas compressors were used to increase the gas pressure in the range of 1: 1.65
~Engineering, Other, KARACHI, Pakistan
Compressed foodgrade co2 , anhydrous compressors for refrigeration for food grade co2
~Don P, Maintenace supervisor, Tifton, GA
Air Separation, Instrument Air Supply. Chlorine Compression. Hydrogen Compression.
~Engineering, Consulting, Crema, Italy
Natural gas lif, gas injection and gas export. Instrument air compression
~Hendrikus B, Engineering Consultant, Schiedam, Netherlands
Turbocharging, refrigeration, jet engines, gas-turbine cycle, vortex tube
~Vineet M, Student, Pune, India
Co2 gas compression and ammoina gas compression for liquifing co2.
~Padmanabhan R, Vice President - Production, Chennai, India
The entire range of applications for which compressors are used.
~Steven K, Business Development Manager, Bethlehem, PA
Gas compressors for gas stations-recovery low pressure gas
~Research & Development, BUCURESTI, Romania
Pipeline compresson residue compression field gathering
~Technical Support/Services, Farmington, NM
Transfer stations, field boosters, oil pad gas recovery
~Blair S, Power Engineer/Heavy Equipment Technician, Bonnyville, Canada
Gas compressors and gas compressor packages system .
~Ali Algemsh, Process Engineer, Sana'a, Yemen
Oil and gas offshore FPSOs / Submersible platforms.
~Fabricio Ribeiro, Facilities Manager, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Power stations Gas Transmission and Distribution
~Julio S, Project Manager, Caracas, Venezuela
CO2 recovery, refrigeration system, Air system
~Leander D, Engineer, Quezon City, Phillippines
Research,gas seperation,polyethaleyne,Pumping
~Technical Support/Services, Dandenong, Australia
Power generation, surpressors for gas feed
~Marketing/Sales, Puteaux, France
Gas compression for Lift gas requirement
~Technical Support/Services, Sivasagar, India
NATURAL GAS, SPECIALTY GAS, PROCESS
~General Corporate Mgmt, Millville, NJ
Recreational portable fridges
~Engineering, Design, WHK, Namibia
GAS LIFT AGG GAS INJECTION
~Engineering, Process/Production, PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria
Transfer of LPG product
~Gerard R, General Management, Mount isa, Australia
Natural gas compressor
~Engineering, Consulting, Singapore, Singapore
Pumping of natural gas
~Engineering, Design, New delhi, India
Gas pressurization
~Engineering, Design, Bogota, Colombia
Gas dispense
~Engineering, Process/Production, Santa cruz, Bolivia
DGS
~Marketing/Sales, Bangna, Thailand

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Q:
Please share with us any “non-standard” applications that gas compressors and gas compressor systems have been used for.
12 answers
Answers:
Fuel Gas / Power Generation Gas Boosting Gas Generation / PSA Gas Liquefication / Cryogenics Gas Transmission / Delivery Gas Wellhead Gathering / Vacuum Service Offshore / Marine Oil Wellhead / Vapor Recovery Oil Refining / Chemical Processing Process Gas Feeding / Injection Refrigeration / Gas Drying Semiconductor Processing Vessel / Cylinder Filling Other
~Ali Algemsh, Process Engineer, Sana'a, Yemen
High pressure gas reinjection- Pressures continue to increase for injecting waste gas back into a well and increasing the productivity of wells.
~Glenn S, Regional Compressor Seal Specialist, Houston, TX
High pressure, high H2S natural gas injection compressors. Soon will see subsea applications.
~Steven K, Business Development Manager, Bethlehem, PA
It's hard to be answered, mostly to apply any gas all equipment shall be standardized
~Tasripin Adiwijaya, Manager for controlling of the project, North Jakarta, Indonesia
They are all engineered applications.
~Technical Support/Services, Dandenong, Australia
Refrigeration using a vortex tube.
~Vineet M, Student, Pune, India
See applications on first page.
~Osama A, Marketing/Sales, Warminster, PA
Undersized caoacity compressor
~Leander D, Engineer, Quezon City, Phillippines
Gas foreign exchange
~Engineering, Process/Production, Santa cruz, Bolivia
Air injection
~Blair S, Power Engineer/Heavy Equipment Technician, Bonnyville, Canada
CO2 injection
~Fabricio Ribeiro, Facilities Manager, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Ship anchor.
~Don P, Maintenace supervisor, Tifton, GA

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Q:
Do you know of any disastrous mistakes that occurred due to the incorrect usage of gas compressors and gas compressor systems?
6 answers
Answers:
Poor knowledge of seal and system designed has caused fire, explosions and release of hazardous gases. This has also resulted in major damage to compressors and added cost due to poor use of utilities.
~Glenn S, Regional Compressor Seal Specialist, Houston, TX
Serious damage to the machines due to Condensate getting into recip compressors due to the failure of Level alarm/draining of Inlet KOD has been a common occurrence in some of the sites.
~Rajagopalan M, Engineering Consultant, Chennai, Taminadu, India
The main themes usually revolve around material selection, rotor dynamics and aerodynamic specifications.
~Steven K, Business Development Manager, Bethlehem, PA
Never, since we are the first time involved in the gas engine.
~Tasripin Adiwijaya, Manager for controlling of the project, North Jakarta, Indonesia
Yes, booster gas compressors incorrectly designed.
~Fabricio Ribeiro, Facilities Manager, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The unit kept on relieving gas
~Leander D, Engineer, Quezon City, Phillippines

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