Three years ago a survey was made of the various prime movers available to the pipeline industry for gas compression. This survey included gas turbines and two and four-cycle reciprocating gas engines. The purpose of this study was to determine which of the existing equipments would be most economical and whether or not there was a need for the development of additional equipment. As a result of this economic study, it appeared there was a definite requirement in the industry for a high-speed, low-cost, gas turbine-centrifugal compressor unit for both field and main-line-station gas compression. As a result of the studies two gas-turbine-driven centrifugal compressor units were placed in operation early in 1960 at Cypress Station near Houston, waste-heat recovery systems being installed in the summer of 1961. Performance tests were satisfactory and subsequently six small gas-engine-driven compressor units have been installed at two main-line compressor stations.
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Binary Cycle Gas Fired Turbine for Gas Compression Service
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McAnneny, AW. "Binary Cycle Gas Fired Turbine for Gas Compression Service." Proceedings of the ASME 1962 Gas Turbine Power Conference and Exhibit. ASME 1962 Gas Turbine Power Conference and Exhibit. Houston, Texas, USA. March 4–8, 1962. V001T01A017. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/62-GTP-17
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