Production companies purchase natural gas compressor packages designed for specific operating conditions. When those conditions change, the operator may be uncertain about utilizing the compressor package on the same application or moving it to another location. By following a concise procedure, an operator can determine the fitness of equipment for a new assignment. He must take into account the performance parameters of the engine, the compressor frame and cylinders, and the heat exchanger. With full information on gas analysis, brake horsepower of the engine, compressor frame and cylinder sizes, and pressure pulsation control, the operator can make the most efficient use of equipment.

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