Abstract

Skid mounting compressor stations for portability will result in a minimum amount portability will result in a minimum amount of wasted material and additional costs should the relocation of this station become necessary. Mountain Fuel Supply Company has recently skid mounted a remote control, completely automated 1100 horsepower turbine compressor station and installed it at a remote location south of Vernal, Utah.

The turbine compressor unit, piping, automatic valves, regulators and the unit controller are mounted inside of a building as one integral unit on a single skid; while the plant generators, boiler and station controller are mounted inside of another building on a second skid; and the microwave system and building are mounted on a third skid.

The yard piping and metering are the only part of this station which are not Portable. Each of the three skids can be Portable. Each of the three skids can be wenched onto a flatbed truck and moved to a new location with relative ease with only a minor amount of interconnecting piping and wiring necessary to complete the relocation.

Introduction

Skid mounting equipment for portability has become increasingly popular with industry in recent years. The obvious advantage for making anything portable is in the cost savings when and if the particular piece of equipment should ever be moved. An additional advantage is in being able to do most of the fabrication under ideal conditions in a machine shop rather than at some distant location.

With these factors in mind, Mountain Fuel Supply Company has skid mounted a completely automated, remote control, 1100 horsepower turbine compressor station along with all of the necessary auxiliary equipment and have installed it at a remote location south of Vernal, Utah and east of Bonanza, Utah.

FUNCTION AND CONTROL

This compressor station was installed for the purpose of maintaining a 500 Psig contract pressure at Bonanza, Utah, the beginning of our southern pipeline going into Orem, Utah.

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