New engine for gas compression useGE Energy, Atlanta, has introduced the J312 GMD, its first Jenbacher gas mechanical drive engine for use in gas compression.The new engine was installed in December 2004 at a gas-gathering field in northern Louisiana. The unit is driving a GE high-speed, Model A354 three-stage compressor and is compressing 3.5 MMcfd.The 12-cylinder engine is rated at 676 bhp at 1,800 rpm and was engineered and tested at GE Energy’s gas engine center in Jenbach, Austria.The initial compressor system was designed and packaged by Standard Equipment Co., Houston. Mustang Gas Co., a rental compression and service company located near Houston, placed the new engine-compre...

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