Controlling Software and Optimization for Compressor Engine’s Operation under Variable Gas Compositions
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This research will determine what controller type and code must be implemented to ensure the operation of a natural gas compressor station engine stays within emission standards. The natural gas pipeline compressor stations power the transportation of extracted natural gas downstream. The engines that power these stations run off the natural gas being fed through the line. As fracking occurs to extract natural gas, the newly accessed natural gas deposits do not have a single level of chemical composition, as they would have in a natural gas reservoir. Thus, the engines that are fed the natural gas from areas that utilize techniques such as fracking must be able to adapt their operation to still run to meet emission standards and continue to move the natural gas. The controller to be designed must run the compressor station engines to meet emission standards and still provide enough power to pass the natural gas along the pipeline.
Riojas, Pedro Valent (2018). Controlling Software and Optimization for Compressor Engine’s Operation under Variable Gas Compositions. Undergraduate Research Scholars Program. Available electronically from