Pipeline Transmission

  • Panel 1 Pipeline Transmission
    What is Pipeline Transmission?
    Gas Gathering Slide 1 Graphic
    Wellhead
    Storage Withdrawal 4
    Condensates Removed
    Panel 4 Pipeline Transmission
    Pressures Maintained
    Panel 5 Pipeline Transmission
    Distribution
  • Panel 1 Pipeline Transmission

    What is Pipeline Transmission?

    Transporting natural gas is made possible through a network of transmission pipelines. These complex networks are responsible for moving natural gas from production locations to distribution locations and onto the consumer.



    Gas Gathering Slide 1 Graphic

    Wellhead

    Raw natural gas is gathered from the wellhead and sent to a processing facility to be analyzed and cleaned.



    Storage Withdrawal 4

    Condensates Removed

    After condensates and water are removed, the natural gas proceeds to the transmission pipeline system.



    Panel 4 Pipeline Transmission

    Pressures Maintained

    Natural gas pipeline pressures are maintained at a relatively high pressure by compressor stations which are typically placed at 100 mile intervals along the pipeline.



    Panel 5 Pipeline Transmission

    Distribution

    The gas will travel through the pipeline, often passing through several compression stations until reaching its final destination – distribution for fuel, energy consumption, etc.




  • Pipeline Transmissions Compressors

    Gas Engine Driven:

    Pipeline transmission compressors are driven by gas engines, utilizing a small portion of the transmitted gas to power the compression.

    Flexibility:

    Pipeline transmission compressors often require a wide range of capacity control steps to maintain proper flow at the highest efficiency.

    Efficiency:

    Pipeline compressors operate under a very low ratio of compression, but high flow requirements. These low compression ratios and high flows require special cylinders that offer very high compression efficiency. The special features of Ariel pipeline cylinders are large valves and larger flow areas for greatly reduced gas passage losses.


  • Case Studies

  • Gathering in the Marcellus

    The Liberty Resources division of Mark West is the largest processor of natural gas in the Marcellus shale. The company provides fully integrated natural gas midstream and processing services in the liquids-rich areas of Southwest Pennsylvania and Northern West Virginia.

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    Dominion Rural Valley Station

    In recent years, Western Pennsylvania has seen an increase in natural gas discoveries within the Marcellus shale formation. Due to this increase, companies like Dominion Transmission are constructing additional outlets and using Ariel compressors to help bring more natural gas to market.

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    To view more Ariel Case Studies, please visit our Ariel In The Field page.