Belgian gas-storage site gets direct-drive compressor

Construction nears completion in early autumn 1999 on installation of a fifth compressor at Distrigaz' Loenhout, Belgium, underground natural-gas storage site. Supplier Atlas Copco says this is the first of its compressors in Europe to be directly powered by a diesel engine.Click here to enlarge imageNatural gas transporter and distributor Distrigaz NV, Brussels, has installed a fifth compressor at its Loenhout mixing plant and underground natural-gas storage site that is powered directly by a diesel engine, eliminating the need for a diesel generating set. The compressor joins four others whose function is feed air to a membrane air separation unit at 28 bara. The membrane unit ven...

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