Monetize Waste Gas and Reduce Greenhouse Gases
Recovering Value and Reducing Emissions with FGRS
Flares are a common sight wherever wells are drilled, or oil and gas processed. Typically, controlled burning of flares prevents dangerous pressure build-up and disposes of excess gas components. More and more customers are realizing the utility of these excess gas streams by transitioning to flare gas recovery systems (FGRS).
FGRS is a specialized process to recover and repurpose a wide range of hydrocarbons and sulfur dioxide — rather than burning in a flare. The gases are compressed and then can be reinjected; utilized as fuel gas to generate electricity; processed as LPG or dried pipeline gas for transport by pipeline or tanker; or even used as a petrochemical refinery feedstock.
Better for the Bottom Line and the Environment
Eliminating flaring has a significant impact on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. FGRS can minimize or eliminate gas flaring to achieve an economic and environmental win-win.
- Emissions Reduction: Burning waste hydrocarbons releases GHGs into the environment. Recovery prior to burning helps to meet local environmental regulations.
- Lower Opex: The recovered gases can be valuable, consisting of low molecular weight hydrocarbons, such as LPGs. Customers can reduce their fuel gas costs onsite or can sell the gas, as well as benefiting from any incentives to reduce GHG emissions.
Enerflex in Action
- Chichimene, Colombia
9.6 MW Power Station with Flare Gas-to-Power Solution
Our customer’s plant is situated in a remote region of Columbia, isolated from all power sources. The Enerflex modular solution meets the very high-power demands of the site today and is capable of expansion in future. The local Enerflex team installed a PWC3200S, with three units generating 3,200 kW each, for a total output of 9,600 kW, 4,160V at 900 RPM.
The package consists of a 16V 275GL+ Waukesha engine, with a Kato 4,160 V generator, Sutton Stromart cooler, ComAp Intelisys NTC control system, all housed in an Enerflex designed and fabricated walk-in enclosure.
The Enerflex power plant is a complete, large-scale 9.6 MW power station, operating as low as 1.6 MW, and all combinations in between. The equipment was transportable over difficult terrain, offering continuous duty power to a remote facility where reliability is vital.
The equipment shipped from Enerflex’s Houston facility, installed by the customer, and pre-commissioned by Enerflex. All three units were extensively tested and checked, allowing for the required adjustments to be made prior to start-up. This process enabled commissioning to be completed one week ahead of schedule — on budget.