COMPRESSOR OPTIMIZATION—2 (Conclusion): Energy recovery, scrubbers offer keys to efficient operation

Shaghayegh Khalaji National Iranian Gas Co. Tehran Energy recovery and efficient scrubber technologies can help minimize energy loss on natural gas transmission systems. Iran's natural gas pipeline system requires roughly 60% more power/unit shipped than the global average. Iranian gas does not have to travel particularly long distances, but its compressor units are of relatively low efficiency and the booster compressor stations somewhat underpowered. The system's design also occurred when domestic gas prices in Iran were very low, reducing the emphasis placed on efficiency. The first article of this series (OGJ, Jan. 9, 2012, p. 104) outlined existing energy consumption norms in gas pip...

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