Generon IGS

June 22, 2009 09:00 ET

Nitrogen Booster Compressor Shipped to China

Generon® IGS Designs Portable System for Henan Oil Field

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - June 22, 2009) - Generon® IGS, an affiliate of Innovative Gas Systems, has shipped a large custom packaged Nitrogen Booster Compressor to Generon's sister company SMC in Chengdu, China. SMC will incorporate the booster with a feed air compressor and PSA Nitrogen for delivery to CNPC in the Henan oil field. The complete system will be portable and powered by diesel gen-sets. Because of the portability requirement, the package was specifically designed to be less than 7'4" (2.25M) wide and less than 7'4" (2.25M) tall.

The booster is driven by a 300hp (224 kW) Siemens electric motor thru a resilient coupling and a compressor mounted flywheel. The coupling was chosen for its tolerance of misalignment -- a significant factor for equipment that will be moved frequently. The motor is controlled with a Baldor variable frequency drive that provides both a soft start with minimal inrush and speed control from 1200 to 1800rpm. The VFD can be powered with 50 or 60 Hz.

The compressor is a GE A352 model with 4 stages of compression. The 2 throw horizontal balanced opposed frame has a 3.5 inch (88.9mm) stroke. The frame has a shaft driven oil pump providing pressurized lubrication to the bearings and crossheads. Generon supplemented the basic lubrication system with a prelube pump, pre-heater, temperature control thermostat, level control and an oil cooler section integrated with the main cooler. The 4 stages of compression boost 600SCFM (1000 NM3/hr) of high purity Nitrogen from 109 psig (7.5 BarG) to 3600 psig (250 BarG).

The booster package included an ACE Model C48-M6 fin/fan, fin inter and aftercooler, PLC control panel and automated isolation valving with recycle pressure control. The capacity control system varies speed and recycle to maintain the desired discharge pressure and protect the compressor from upstream or downstream process upsets. The completed package was given a full load full speed performance test at Generon's Houston facility prior to shipment to China.

About Generon IGS

GENERON® IGS is a Global Technology Company and one of the leading suppliers of Nitrogen and Oxygen Generators. Generon IGS services all markets around the world and has three manufacturing plants and seven sales offices to ensure the highest level of customer's global service and supply from their region.

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