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Infrastructure-Update--NT41646-5-05-.pdf

PSC UPDATE DOE-GMRC-PRCI Compression Infrastructure Project Tony Smalley/Danny Deffenbaugh Ralph Harris/Gary Bourn Southwest Research Institute ® May 2005 Project Objective To develop and substantiate methods for operating integral engine/compressors in gas pipeline service which reduce fuel consumption, increase capacity, and enhance mechanical integrity.Goals for Phase III z Address Observed Range of Compressor Efficiency (52% to 92%) – Raise bottom half of Distribution to equal top half, we get 10% More Industry Capacity for no Change in Driver or Permit. z To Achieve These Goals, Industry will Require: – Clear understanding of factors influencing distribution of efficiency