Particulate probe answers water content questions for Alabama gas pipeline

Use of a new type of test that employs a continuous in-line, particle-droplet monitor1-3 has helped South Georgia Natural Gas Co., Birmingham, Ala., quantify the moisture content and size distribution of water droplets at one of its compressor stations.Compressor stations are typically equipped with moisture separators and demisters to remove liquid water to improve gas quality and prevent corrosion and erosion.4 But this equipment may become overloaded and lead to high carry-over of water droplets.In 1999, South Georgia Natural Gas hired Jonas Inc., Wilmington, Del., to determine the moisture content in the inlet and outlet streams of the compressor station's separator and, thereby,...

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