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Compressor Optimization - It starts with Data!

May 14, 2019
Enalysis™ is a powerful and unique, web-enabled software tool for compressor fleet management and optimization. But to capture the maximum benefit, we need to feed the right set of operating parameters to Enalysis™ so that we can understand exactly how efficiently your equipment is operating. We'll highlight below the 4 most popular ways our customers collect the data required to generate an Enalysis™ report, and cover the minimum set of information that should be collected for both reciprocating and screw compressors.
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How Does Opening 1st Stage Pockets Allow Me To Move More Gas?

January 30, 2019
Have you ever sat in a compressor review meeting where I’ve explained to the group that opening pockets reduces the appetite of a compressor cylinder, and then 10 minutes later, I’m telling you that opening your pockets will get your more production? If the answer is yes, I swear, I’m not an idiot and hopefully I can walk everyone through why it is possible to open up pockets and achieve a higher flow rate. One specific situation that I’ll focus in on is when you bring on a new well, and your suction control valve has to pinch back, limiting the amount of gas getting to your 1st stage.
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Thought of the Day: Aligning Business Objectives When Natural Gas Producers Lease Compression Assets

July 18, 2018
Thought of the Day Aligning Business Objectives When Natural Gas Producers Lease Compression Assets The line between operational and maintenance responsibility is often blurred when managing a fleet of compression assets. Additional complexity is introduced when some of the assets are owned and some are leased. In this quarter’s blog, we will look at the different philosophies and metrics for operating and maintaining a fleet of leased compression assets.
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Representative Win: Increased Throughput – Maximizing Power Usage

June 13, 2018
Representative Win Increased Throughput – Maximizing Power Usage Proposed Optimize the client’s compressor station to maximize production and increase overall utilization. Background A compressor station composed of two identical reciprocating compressors was commissioned in a high activity field aimed to accommodate high flow rates and variable conditions. Cylinder actions were setup as single-acting to accommodate the variable conditions resulting in high uptime, and swinging gas flow rates. The subsequent year, activity in the field slowed and the rates/pressures steadied. With the steadied pressures and slowly declining gas rates, the two compressors became ideal candidates for optimization as identified through Enalysis™’ Cash Flow at Risk and Incremental Production calculations. In an on-going effort to improve on and meet production targets, the gas producer opted to pursue the potential for increased production through compressor optimization.
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Tech Tip: The Optimization Life-Cycle

June 13, 2018
Tech Tip The Optimization Life-Cycle Compressor optimization is an ongoing process aiming to maximize production revenues while minimizing operating costs, all the while holding safety paramount. The engineering approach and delivery to achieve compressor optimization will vary on a case-by-case basis, while the workflow process often remains the same:
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Tech Tip - Over/Under Compression in a Rotary Screw Compressor

May 16, 2018
Tech Tip Over/Under Compression in a Rotary Screw Compressor Screw compressors are a crucial part to the natural gas industry, and typically operate under wide variants of operating conditions in both gathering and process applications. Whether the compressor is experiencing pressure and volume fluctuations, temperature swings or changing gas composition, the screw compressor is a reliable piece of equipment that powers through operational swings without issue. However, this doesn’t mean that the compressor is operating as efficiently as it could be!
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Compression Win - Total Fleet Performance – Increased Utilization

May 16, 2018
Total Fleet Performance – Increased Utilization Compressor performance is tracked within Detechtion Technologies’ Enalysis™ system every time a compressor’s operating data is entered to generate an Enalysis™ performance report. Clients, therefore, have the ability to track and report compressor fleet performance and various other parameters via Fleet Management Reports and Tools within Enalysis™ and by taking timely action to optimize their compressors on an ongoing basis this can have a significant impact to their overall bottom line by not missing opportunities.
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Thought of the Day - Finding Hidden Revenue In Your Existing Compressor Fleet

May 16, 2018
  Thought of the Day Finding Hidden Revenue In Your Existing Compressor Fleet The  cur re nt downturn in commodity pricing has had a massive effect on the capital and operational expenditures of Oil and Gas Producers in North America. With these companies cutting their capital spending and investment, they are no longer able to increase revenues by drilling new wells and must look elsewhere to create business value. While many of these companies are focused on decreasing operating expenses to weather the current downturn, there are other alternatives that can be used to unlock hidden potential in their existing assets.
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