Maximizing Production Outputs, with Safety and Reliability
Compression equipment increases the pressure in gathering systems and processing plants for easier transportation and processing of natural gas. Enerflex’s compression packages cover the complete range of applications and gas inlet streams, from low-horsepower / low-pressure coal seam gas and solution gas vapour recovery units (VRUs) to high-horsepower, multi-train centralized field or processing plant compression.
The Enerflex Compression Portfolio
- Reciprocating Compression
Enerflex supplies custom and standard reciprocating compressors for moving high pressure natural gas: gas lift, booster / pipeline, overhead, residue, gathering / wellhead, inlet, storage and reinjection, and VRUs.
- Rotary Screw Compression
Enerflex supplies custom and standard rotary screw compressor packages built to any technical specification, for moving large volumes at lower suction and discharge pressures.
- Process Compression
Process compression is used to reduce temperatures, utilizing reciprocating, rotary screw, centrifugal, blower, or sliding vane technologies. Enerflex supplies the following types of compression: hydrogen, helium, methane, nitrogen, CO2, chlorine, sour gas, acid gas reinjection, digestor and landfill gas, boil-off gas, fuel gas boosters, process air, instrument air, syngas, PSA feed and tail gas, as well as offshore systems.
- Standard Compression Solutions
Enerflex offers an “off-the-shelf” standardized compressor solution for rapid deployment in the field, based on our extensive experience and engineering knowledge of real-world gas operations. Our lean manufacturing processes and continuous improvement initiatives allow for short turnaround times, while economies of scale in manufacturing and purchasing power are passed on to customers.
The Enerflex Advantage
- Over 1 million square feet of manufacturing space in Canada and near tidewater ports in the USA
- Through stand-alone compression equipment to fully integrated or balance-of-plant solutions, Enerflex delivers a complete in-house offering, driving cost efficiencies and increasing time of gas to market.
- Global service for product installation, construction, commissioning, operations, maintenance, field services, retrofits, and parts distribution.
- Extensive fleet of compression solutions ranging in horsepower — for immediate rent — reducing project capital and field labour costs, bringing new production on stream quicker, and ensuring throughput during maintenance or shut-downs.
Enerflex in Action
- Indian Head, Maryland, USA
Fuel Gas Booster for the US Naval Support Facility
The US Naval Support Facility requires power and steam for its operations. An existing fuel gas booster pressurized pipeline natural gas to a combustion turbine generator, but was unsuitable due to vibration and control issues. Enerflex was engaged to consider a retrofit solution, however, that option was assessed as uneconomical.
The customer opted to replace the existing booster with a Frick XJF-151L compressor driven by a Siemens 300 HP motor, producing 3,600 RPM. The system uses a suction scrubber with filter elements and mesh pad, a compressor lube oil system including a horizontal oil separator, pre-lube oil pump, dual oil filters, a secondary coalescer for 1 PPM max oil carryover, and a ship-loose air cooler for lube oil and gas after-cooler. The system is operated using an Allen Bradley PLC control panel.
The new unit is designed to slide into an existing building through a roll-up door and matches piping tie-in locations. By switching from diesel to natural gas, the facility is able to save money and reduces its carbon footprint.
- Duvernay, Alberta, Canada
1,900 HP High-Pressure Injection Reciprocating Compressor
Enerflex was awarded a project in northern Alberta’s Duvernay basin by an international oil major. Enerflex installed a Waukesha 7044 Series 5 natural gas engine powering an Ariel JGD frame, six-throw, three-stage, sour service compressor. The unit produces 10,000 PSI discharge pressure, with spherical pulsation bottles on second- and third-stages.
At 10,000 PSI, this project produced the highest discharge pressure ever achieved by Enerflex. To fabricate the unit, Enerflex developed new, in-house piping specifications and weld procedures.