Compressed air is everywhere. Portable diesel air compressors bring compressed air wherever it is needed: plantside, roadside, refineryside and many other jobsites.
This month’s feature application is using compressed air in natural gas pipelines.
Natural gas is moved through a pipeline under pressure. As natural gas moves through a pipeline, it loses pressure due to friction against the inside of the pipe. To keep the natural gas moving at the desired rate, the pressure must be increased. This is accomplished with compressor stations located along a pipeline. The pre-commissioning activities of the pipeline system will typically include gauging, cleaning, pigging, hydrostatic testing and drying/nitrogen purge.
Natural gas pipeline work requires high pressure, making the Sullair Mid-Range Series or 1600H ideal compressors for the job.