September 2018, Vol. 245, No. 9


Siemens Passes 100th Reciprocating Compressor Order from Permian Customer

With a recent order for 11 HOS compressors, a Permian Basin customer has ordered a total of 106 high-speed reciprocating compressors from Dresser-Rand business Siemens since 2012.

The gathering system, where the compressors will be installed, has about 4,500 miles (7,242 km) of natural gas gathering pipelines located across nine counties within the Permian Basin of West Texas. Additionally, it has an aggregate an aggregate processing nameplate capacity of 875 MMcf/d, or 150,845 boe. 

Two new 250 MMcf/d plants, for which the HOS compressors will be used, are expected to begin operations in 2019.

The 24,000-hp compressors are designed to operate without interruption for 3- to 5-year intervals, the HOS compressor brings many of the design features typical of API-618 compressors, but without the associated higher cost.

The HOS compressor is engineered for higher horsepower applications, including gas lift, gas gathering, pipeline boosting, gas transmission, underground gas storage (injection and withdrawal), fuel gas boosting and landfill gas recovery. These compressors are suited not only for sweet natural gas services, as well as sour natural gas, propane, carbon dioxide, air, nitrogen and most other gases. 

Rated to 7,200 hp (5,370 kilowatts) and 1,500 rpm with design pressures up to and exceeding 6,600 pounds of force per square inch gauge (455.05 bar), HOS compressors are available in two-, four- or six-throw configurations and in cylinder sizes ranging from 3.75 inches (95.3 mm) to 26.5 inches (673.1 mm). P&GJ

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