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.
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.