This paper discusses how to determine the arrangement of compressors in a two-unit gas pipeline station where there is no standby unit. The compressors are driven by variable speed drivers such as gas turbines or variable frequency electric motors. Both series and parallel arrangements are analyzed in a transient simulation mode to determine which operation mode is more advantageous. Among the assumptions in this paper are the performance characteristics of the compressor. It will be outlined how these performance characteristics influence the conclusions.
Series of Parallel Arrangement in a Two-Unit Compressor Station
Contributed by the International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) of THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS for publication in the ASME JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING FOR GAS TURBINES AND POWER. Paper presented at the International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exhibition, New Orleans, LA, June 4–7, 2001; Paper 01-GT-230. Manuscript received by IGTI, December 2000, final revision, March 2001. Associate Editor: R. Natole.
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Ohanian , S., and Kurz, R. (September 24, 2002). "Series of Parallel Arrangement in a Two-Unit Compressor Station ." ASME. J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power. October 2002; 124(4): 936–941. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1478074
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