New Jenbacher Engine for Gas Compression
GE Energy has introduced the J312 GMD, its first Jenbacher gas mechanical drive engine for use in gas compression. The new engine was installed at a gas-gathering field in the northern part of the United States state of Louisiana and is driving a GE high-speed, model A354 three-stage compressor. The system is compressing 3.5 Mmcf/day of gas. The 12-cylinder, J312 GMD is rated at 504 kW at 1800 r/min and was engineered and tested at GE Energy's gas engine center in Jenbach, Austria. The initial compressor system was designed and packaged by Standard Equipment Company of Houston, Texas, U.S.A. Mustang Gas Compression, a rental compression and service company located near Houston, placed the new engine-compressor package at the gas-gathering facility.