Plants use compressed air for a multitude of uses such as for general housekeeping, air-operated tools, fuel gas boosting, ash conveying/soot blowing, conveying pulverized coal and pneumatic valves and pumps.
Fuel Gas Boosting
For natural gas-fired power plants, fuel gas boosters are used to raise the natural gas pipeline pressure to the inlet pressure required by the gas turbine. The fuel gas booster maintains a consistent discharge pressure to ensure a constant supply of fuel gas at specified discharge pressure to the turbine generators.
Ingersoll Rand's centrifugal compression technology provides efficient, reliable fuel gas boosting and is capable of operating with all makes and models of natural gas-fired turbines.
This three-stage MSG-3 compressor boosts the pressure of natural gas entering power generation turbines at a combined cycle power plant in Russia.