2445 HP Sour Sales Gas Compressor Package (Custom Unit)

Sour Sales Gas Compressor

Due to a tight manufacturing window presented by the client, Compass presented a “Cost Plus” arrangement. This allowed major components to be procured 6-8 weeks prior to the order being awarded, and removed a lengthy bidding cycle. Compass was able to move straight into engineering and design, focusing on client specifications and design requirements.

The completion of this project was 10-12 weeks ahead of the conventional “End User/EPCM/Vendor” procurement cycle, and an open book on estimated labour and material was initially provided to the client, with weekly progress reporting. This provided the client with cost control on a weekly basis.

Compass Model No.: CT2445-RAD4-1 Sour

Application: Sour Sales Gas Compressor

Location: Kobes (Northern British Columbia)

Customer Objective: Install a 2500 HP single stage gas compressor package with shortened engineering and construction schedule time lines

Design Challenges:

  • Packaging constraints for BC shipping & weight restrictions
  • Design performance requirements based on limited compression horsepower available from the Caterpillar G3608TALE driver

Compass Solution: horsepower rating from the nominal 2370 bhp to 2445 bhp, a 3.1% increase in available HP for little additional capital cost to the project.

The added HP allowed Compass to exceed the design process requirement, while maintaining a costs on the project.

Major Equipment Specifications

Compressor: Ariel JGD/4 four throw, single stage natural gas compressor

Drive: Caterpillar G3608TALE, rated 2445 bhp @ 1000 rpm

Air Cooler: Air-X-Limited model 156 EF forced draft process gas cooler assembly

Control Panel: PLC based control panel c/w accessories

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