Pipeline Operation & Maintenance: A Practical Approach, Second Edition
7 Pump and Compressor Station Operation
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The proper operation of pump and compressor stations is important to ensuring pipeline capacity and efficiency. Much of the operation of these stations is automatic and little intervention by operators is normally required.
An important function in modern pipeline technology is monitoring for abnormal conditions in order to anticipate and detect problems before they become serious. A good understanding of the operation of all station equipment, particularly pumps, compressors and their drivers is fundamental to being able to carry out this monitoring.
The following description of pump and compressor station operation is general in nature and, for specific pipeline applications, applicable company operating procedures and vendor manuals need to be consulted and used.