Sundyne Fit-for-Purpose Gas Compressors Increasingly Deployed as Gas Boosters in Co-Generation Power-Plants
ARVADA, Colo., Nov. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Sundyne, a global leader in the design and manufacture of mission critical pumps and compressors, today announced enhancements to its “fit-for-purpose” centrifugal compressors that are used as fuel gas boosters for turbines generating electricity at refineries, chemical plants, hospitals, universities and other industrial co-gen facilities.
Co-gen power plants require gas pressures in the range of 250-750 psig to operate their turbines in an optimal fashion. Interstate gas pipelines transport gas at different pressures – ranging anywhere from 30 to 125 psig. In order to boost incoming gas pressures to levels required by turbines, many plants are deploying Sundyne fuel gas boosters.
The fuel gas booster is one of the most important pieces of equipment in co-gen power plants, because if the fuel gas compressor fails, the entire power plant stops. Common requirements for fuel gas boosters include: high efficiency across variable suction pressures and several gas turbine operating modes; a small footprint; simplified installation and short delivery times. To address these requirements, Sundyne compressors feature the following:
High efficiency: Sundyne’s high speed digital control system integrates all the compressor control functionality in a single system – including surge protection, load-sharing capabilities, compressor-switching and discharge pressure control. This system has been designed to provide the highest efficiency and reliability, and it can be configured to control compressors in multiple configurations, including: variable …