Biogas Methane/Refuse Dump Gas Compression
A Hycomp Oil-Free piston compressor is employed in biogas methane/refuse dump gas applications to provide adequate gas pressures for powering engines or feeding distribution pipelines.
The application presents a unique challenge because the raw gas is moist and high in corrosive hydrogen sulfide content. Special materials of construction (according to NACE guidelines) are selected for wetted compressor parts subject to the raw gas to ensure reliable operation.
Hycomp’s liquid cooled biogas compression packages are often configured for hazardous gas area operation and may employ single stage compression for low pressure operation supplying fuel gas to internal combustion engines or two stage boosters necessary to reach pipeline pressures.