January 2014

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Standardization aids gas compressionMidstream companies traditionally build a few compressor stations in a year, with periodic upgrades to implement new instrumentation technology, increase compressio..

Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Standardization aids gas compression Midstream companies traditionally build a few compressor stations in a year, with periodic upgrades to implement new instrumentation technology, increase compression horsepower or improve control systems. With the boom in the natural gas industry, however, companies now need multiple compressor stations to match increased gas supply. With growing demand for new compressor stations, it is no longer economically feasible to provide an individual design for each new station. Schedules are shorter, and consistent quality sometimes has been sacrificed due to a lack of qualified construction crews. As construction schedules are extended, and as experienced

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