Co-gen power plants require gas pressures in the range of 250-750 psig to operate their turbines in an optimal fashion. Interstate gas pipelines transport gas at different pressures – ranging anywhere from 30 to 125 psig. In order to boost incoming gas pressures to levels required by turbines, many plants are deploying Sundyne fuel gas boosters.
The fuel gas booster is one of the most important pieces of equipment in
co-gen power plants, because if the fuel gas compressor fails, the entire power
plant stops. Common requirements for
fuel gas boosters include: high efficiency across variable suction pressures
and several gas turbine operating modes; a small footprint; simplified
installation and short delivery times.