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Natural Gas & Cogeneration

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Since many years, ABC COMPRESSORS has supplied a wide range of reciprocating compressor units for the transport and boosting of natural gas in order to feed gas turbines and engines for any cogeneration plant, up to 70bar and up to 1.100kW. ABC’s range covers industries such as paper mills, tiles, hospitals, energy, pneumatic, petrochemical, aeronautics, food industry, glass and pharmaceutical.

With more than 200 natural gas compressors in different cogeneration plants, ABC demonstrates its long experience and its close relationship with the main global machine manufacturers.

ABC guarantees the optimal reciprocating compressor configuration to the changing supply conditions of the natural gas, in order to ensure reliable performance of engines and gas turbines in the cogeneration plant.

      • · The standard configuration includes API 618 and pulsation analysis.
      • · Oil-free supply, with belts or with direct coupling.
      • · Choice with low and medium voltage panels and between cooling towers or air coolers.
      • · Useful reciprocating compressor equipments for any cogeneration plant classified as ATEX/NEMA.
      • · For low compression rates, one or two compression stages, with one or more compressors in parallel can be chosen. For higher rates, even two compressors in series.
      • · The customized combination of piping, bypass valves, constant pressure valves, and suction and delivery tanks assures the best ability of the inlet pressure to the turbine.

In consequence, ABC COMPRESSORS manufactures the best reciprocating compressor package that combines the best technological features in the market, granting the best solution for any cogeneration plant.

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The biggest installation of ABC in terms of power


Country Mexico Stroke (mm) 200 Year 2012 Speed (RPM) 461 Compressor model 4x1EHP-6-GT Capacity (Nm³/h) 44.616 Gas Natural Gas Motor (kW) 1.150 Number of stages 1 Suction pressure (Bar) 18,45 Number of cylinders 6 Discharge pressure (Bar) 32,15 Cylinder sizes (mm) 6x230

Additional comments

ABC COMPRESSORS has been awarded a contract for the supply, delivery and commissioning of a set of natural gas compressors for the Combined Power Plant of Morelos (Huexca, Yecapixtla), property of the Federal Electricity Commission of Mexico (CFE Comisión Federal de la Electricidad). The contract was completed on its supply phase in December 2012, fulfilling the required 7 months EXW delivery time and included a set of four reciprocating compressors type 1EHP-6-GT (1 stage and 6 cylinders) with an installed power of 1.150kW each one: 3 of them will be working on 7 days and 24 hours basis and the other one will be on stand by. Their duty will consist on keeping the inlet gas pressure stable for the 3 gas turbines of 200MW each, which are also feeding a steam turbine of 42MW. When started up in 2013, it will become the biggest installation, in terms of power, supplied by ABC COMPRESSORS on his 70 years of existence, becoming an important milestone in the expansion of the company.

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