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Compressor Helps Keep Energy Processing Green

Powerful, high-capacity Dresser Roots compressors are used in the environmental protection systems of large petroleum processing projects. Destined for a project that is extracting oil from Canadian t...


November 1, 2009
By MRO Magazine
MRO Magazine

Powerful, high-capacity Dresser Roots compressors are used in the environmental protection systems of large petroleum processing projects. Destined for a project that is extracting oil from Canadian tar sands, the units compress steam in the evaporator systems that remove pollutants from the liquid wastes generated by the production processes. The evaporation process produces clean water that can be reused and solid wastes that can be disposed of responsibly. Compressing the steam also provides higher heat value, which reduces the amount of energy required to run the evaporation process. The project will use a 1,900-kW (2,500-hp) Roots OIB 260 compressor, rated at 297,000 M3/H (175,000 cfm), and a 930-kW (1,250-hp) Roots OIB 75 compressor rated at 68,000 M3/H (40,000 cfm). Roots compressors also are being installed in Qatar in a plant that is using gas-to-liquids technology to transform natural gas into clean-burning synthetic diesel fuel.

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