Gas plant uses fog-based cooling to increase throughput

08/13/2001
El Paso Energy Corp.'s Field Services unit has successfully harnessed fog-based, evaporative cooling to gather as much as 18% more gas for its Chaco cryogenic processing plant in New Mexico.The volume has grown to about 2.2 bcfd today from 1.8 bcfd in 1997, much of it from the San Juan gathering system in Northwest New Mexico. After processing, the gas moves to the El Paso gas pipeline system to be shipped to western states and northern Mexico.Central to this rise in production has been the output of the Chaco plant, in Bloomington, NM, 20 miles south of Farmington.This article discusses the changing market forces that caused adoption of fog, how El Paso Energy harnesses the technolog...
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