Keeping Hot Engines Cool
Gas transportation company will use hybrid inlet chilling solution to maintain consistent flow of gas
Everest Sciences Corp., a provider of air cooling and handling solutions for the oil & gas, power generation and other industries, has received an order for two of its ECOChill hybrid turbine inlet chilling solutions from Kinder Morgan Energy Partners L.P., a pipeline transportation and energy storage company.
The ECOChill installations will provide filtered and chilled inlet air to two gas turbines that power pipeline compressor stations. The company said its indirect evaporative inlet cooling provides cooler, denser air at a lower parasitic power load without requiring highly treated water, allowing the Solar Taurus 70 and Centaur 40 gas turbines to operate at consistent winter-like capacity during warm weather days.
This order builds on earlier Everest Sciences’ projects serving the oil and gas industry. A U.S. compressor station installation in the Rocky Mountain region recently completed its second summer of operation, providing inlet air temperatures that result in 533 236 additional kWh each summer. Other Everest Sciences installations serve natural gas processing and natural gas liquids facilities in Texas, U.S.A.