December 2019, Vol. 246, No. 12


Reducing Risk At Compressor Stations Through Gas Flame Detection

By Patrick Enroth, Gas Applications Manager and Bill Crosley, Systems Product Manager, Det-Tronics Natural gas is transported via a network of over 2 million pipeline miles (nearly 3.3 million km) spanning 130 countries across the globe. The movement of natural gas through pipelines requires re-pressurization approximately every 40 to 70 miles, depending on the region and conditions. Compression units can be powered by natural gas from the pipeline itself, using turbines or reciprocating engines, or by electric motors if the compression station is located within the electrical grid. These pressure boosts compensate for pressure losses

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