A deepwater natural gas pipeline system from West Asia to India – laid on a geo-politically safe route outside the Persian Gulf – could be a reality soon.
In a continued effort to develop state of the art automation standards, River Consulting is working on a variety of pipeline expansion projects for Kinder Morgan, including automating stations and compressor units for the Rockies Express Pipeline.
Duke Energy uses a GE Frame 5 gas turbine to drive a compressor used in a natural gas pipeline. The intake system required retrofitting with a silencer to meet current regulations and the need also existed to reduce particle contamination. The pressure drop in the initial design was found to be 8.5 inches of water, much higher than the design specification which was 5.3 inches.