Greenhouse Gas(GHG) reporting requirements highlight the need to reduce gas leakage at the point where most of it occurs – reciprocating compressor packing cases. A Gulf Coast energy company took the initiative to control this leakage from six of their compressors in natural gas transmission service. The company’s Ariel JGT single-stage machines have suction pressures of 800 psig and discharge pressures of 1200 psig. Static vent leakage rates from the cylinders measured from 0.8 scfm up to 2.1 scfm. The company wanted to replace their conventional ring sets with zero emission/low leak packing.
Download below to read more