Plants use compressed air for a multitude of uses such as for general housekeeping, air-operated tools, fuel gas boosting, ash conveying/soot blowing, conveying pulverized coal and pneumatic valves and pumps.
Fuel Gas Boosting
For natural gas-fired power plants, fuel gas boosters are used to raise the natural gas pipeline pressure to the inlet pressure required by the gas turbine. The fuel gas booster maintains a consistent discharge pressure to ensure a constant supply of fuel gas at specified discharge pressure to the turbine generators.
Ingersoll Rand's centrifugal compression technology provides efficient, reliable fuel gas boosting and is capable of operating with all makes and models of natural gas-fired turbines.
This three-stage MSG-3 compressor boosts the pressure of natural gas entering power generation turbines at a combined cycle power plant in Russia.
Standard Fuel Gas Booster
- Stages: 1-3
- Inlet Pressure: 3.5-34.5 bara (50-500 psia)
- Discharge Pressure: 20.7-55.2 bara (300-800 psia)
- Mass Flow: 6.8-18.1 kg/s (15-40 lb/sec)
- Power: up to 3355 kW (6500 hp)
- Length: 9779 mm (385 in.)
- Width: 4318 mm (170 in.)
- Height: 4318 mm (170 in.)
Features & Benefits
- Standardized design approach with fixed scope packages and arrangements.
- Customized impeller design based on site conditions.
- Motor mounted on rigid steel frame
- Factory stocked components
- Reduced delivery lead-time