Maintenance and repair work on the natural gas network is generally carried out with the pipeline being gas-free, so the relevant pipe sections are isolated by installing valve assemblies and the gas in the isolated section is vented to atmosphere.
By using our mobile compressors – individually or in highly efficient parallel operation – the network operator can transfer the gas from the isolated pipe section to another part of the system so it does not have to be vented to atmosphere. Connection points for the mobile compressors are available e.g. in the area of the main line valves or can generally be retrofitted.
It makes economic sense to transfer the gas to another as this guarantees responsible handling of this primary energy source and makes a substantial contribution to protecting the environment.
- Pipeline recompression until lowest residual pressure < 3bar
- Reduction of methane emissions by up to 95%
- Responsible handling with primary energy
- High environmental protection effect
- Cost savings
- Specific turnkey service
- Compile or adapt the connecting points
- Two mobile compressors with a drive power of 749 kW each
- Towing vehicle: Mercedes-Benz Actors
- Dimensions (length x width x height): 14.5 m x 2.5 m x 4.0 m
- Total mass: < 40 t
- Main drive: Caterpillar gas engine G3512LE
- Fuel consumption: 150 Nm3/h (max. 250 Nm3/h) on average
- Reciprocating compressor: (LMF BS 604) 2 stages, double-acting
- Rating approx. 640 kW
- Delivery: 2,000 to 66,000 Nm3/h
- Suction pressure: 2 – 71 bar
- Discharge pressure: max. 72 bar