Commissioning A Gas Turbine-Compressor Single Lift Package For Offshore Gas Reinjection Applications
Sixteen centrifugal stages in two cases driven by a Rolls Royce AVON jet and a single stage power turbine compress natural gas of Mol Weight 23 from a pressure of 65 to 2000 psia. The rotating train, the coolers, the scrubbers and all systems mounted on a double-deck platform weighing 200 tons is pumping gas in the Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela, since February 1972. This paper deals with design concepts, protective devices, pre-testing of package simulating field conditions, and initial problems encountered during commissioning the unit.
Reddy, Ramana (1972). Commissioning A Gas Turbine-Compressor Single Lift Package For Offshore Gas Reinjection Applications. Texas A&M University. Gas Turbine Laboratories. Available electronically from