Many countries rely on their natural gas grid almost as much as they do their electrical grid, which makes it socially as well as economically imperative for network operators to strive for the utmost in system reliability.
When Delaware Storage & Pipeline Co. agreed to participate in a field test of newly enhanced software from Siemens for its existing leak detection system, they discovered that the new solution offers a simplified, comprehensive and customizable view of pipeline operations.
On its long journey from extraction to the consumer, natural gas has to be compressed repeatedly to maintain the required discharge pressure in the pipelines. Russia’s leading supplier of automation equipment for the gas turbine compressors used for this purpose places its trust in the proven “made in Germany” control technology. This ensures reliable long-term operation as well as maximum supply quality and reliability during natural gas transport.
Siemens is building a new production plant for 60-Hertz gas turbines at its existing facility in Charlotte, North Carolina. The initial investment will be approximately $135 million. Production is slated to start in the fall of 2011.