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Enalysis Tip 1.19: Compression Basics 3 – Reciprocating Compression Cycle

December 17, 2020
The first part of our Compression Basics series, Gas Properties, introduced key principles and the gas compression laws. It concluded by showing how gas properties and laws can be used to explain the effects of suction pressure and suction temperature on compressor throughput. The second part of this series looked at the role compression plays in natural gas production and provided some background information on two of the most common types of compressors used in natural gas gathering, the reciprocating compressor and the rotary screw compressor.
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Enalysis Version 5.0 - Predictive Maintenance

October 5, 2020
Enalysis Version 5.0 is now live and offers a new and greatly improved user experience allowing customers to better identify, investigate and act on valuable opportunities for improving their assets’ and fleets’ performance. In addition to improving the overall user experience, Enalysis Version 5.0 is built on an entirely new platform dramatically improving the software’s scalability, ability to deliver new features in a rapidly evolving market, and capability for users to work seamlessly on their mobile devices.
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Enalysis Tip 1.18: Natural Gas Compression Basics 2 – Why Compression

September 23, 2020
One of the many challenges of natural gas production is that natural gas reservoirs rarely reside in areas of dense energy consumption. Often, the hydrocarbon resources are in incredibly remote locations and the challenge then becomes how to safety transport this valuable resource so that it can be used to power our cities, factories, homes or be exported as LNG.
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Enalysis Tip 1.17: Natural Gas Compression Basics 1 - Gas Properties

September 16, 2020
In this E-Tip, the second in our Compression Basics series, we will explore some basic gas properties to see how gases respond to changes in pressure and temperature and what that means for the amount of gas that can fit in our compressor at suction conditions.
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Enalysis Tip 1.16: Natural Gas Compression Basics – An Introduction

August 10, 2020
This E-Tip is the first in a series that will cover the basics of natural gas compression. While compressors are complex machines, this series will strive to simplify the key concepts of concern when dealing with the compression of natural gas in a reciprocating or screw compressor. From the basics of the relationships between volume, pressure and temperature of a gas, this series will develop an understanding of capacity and power for compression and the key variables that influence both. 
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Enalysis Tip 1.15 - Enalysis Default Flagging Limits for Reciprocating Compressors

July 17, 2020
The Enalysis software provides YELLOW (Warning) and RED (Severe) flags to identify compressor limits and allow for action to be taken to prevent possible damage to the compressor package. Reciprocating compressor packages are restricted to operating under conditions that ensure the mechanical ratings of the compressor are not exceeded. Exceeding one or more limits of the compressor can result in catastrophic failures requiring expensive repairs and resulting in costly downtime. Yellow warning flags indicate that a limit is being approached and red severe flags indicate that a limit has been reached.
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Enalysis Tip 1.14 - Compressor Performance Modelling with Enalysis Simulate

June 25, 2020
Enalysis includes a full-featured compressor simulator for all active units enrolled in the software. The simulator uses the same calculations and compressor set-up information already in place within Enalysis to simulate the compressor’s performance at operating conditions that you input. The simulator is available 24/7 to run “What if…?” scenarios and provide instant insight into how your compressor will respond to changing conditions. Clear warnings and flags ensure operation will be safe and stable while allowing you to get the most out of your natural gas producing assets. The simulator works with any make, model or vintage of reciprocating or rotary screw compressor.
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MSAPR - 2019 Schedule 9 and Schedule 10 Reports Due July 1, 2020

June 12, 2020
The 2019 reporting deadline is fast approaching for the submission of the Schedule 9 and 10 reports for part 2 of Canada’s Multi-Sector Air Pollutants Regulations (MSAPR). If you have yet to submit those reports, you still have time to get them in by July 1, 2020. If you have not had the chance yet to talk to a member of the Detechtion team regarding MSAPR and Detechtion's solution built into the Enalysis software, reach out and we will be happy to assist you. Otherwise, below is a helpful reminder on the types of details you should be aware of for the corresponding reports.
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Enalysis Tip 1.13 - Reciprocating Compressor Performance Optimization

June 10, 2020
In natural gas gathering applications, maintaining the lowest possible suction pressure can provide a significant production advantage. As fields fluctuate and, over time, decline, compressor optimization must be done on a regular basis in order to minimize suction pressure, while maximizing throughput and maintain high levels of overall fleet utilization. Compressor performance curves are a graphical representation of the optimized suction pressure operating range of a compressor given assumed conditions. The flow presented on the curve is the highest throughput that is possible at the specified suction pressure and the power is the total required power consumption for the compression to take place.
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As Production Volumes Plummet, Users Depend on Detechtion to Deliver Cost Savings with Enalysis

June 4, 2020
At Detechtion, one of the the things we obsess over is optimizing fleets of natural gas compression equipment by reducing operating costs and maximizing production through each individual unit, while considering all the unique requirements at each site (process pressures, minimum pressures required to dump liquids, etc…). Whether your single-compressor sites are starving for gas and struggling to run, or your multi-compressor gas plants are trying to maximize volumes through as few units as possible, Enalysis can help you digitally transform and optimize your oil and gas operations.
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