Compact Compression Ingenuity and Vapor Recovery Solutions
Vapor Recovery is an important process in the oil and gas sector for the capture of greenhouse gases. In addition to regulatory compliance, recent commodity prices have made Vapor Recovery an attractive solution to producers with the capture and sale of C1 to C6 produced gases adding substantially to revenue streams. These drivers have resulted in a renewed focus on Vapor Recovery efforts.
Traditional technologies, including reciprocating and rotary compressors, have been used for decades and can be well suited for vapor recovery of dry gas. However, they are unable to handle liquids rich gas streams and require inlet separators to avoid damage from liquids and heat exchangers at their discharge to maintain the temperature below operating limits. This adds unwanted cost and complexity to the system.
Compact Compression’s Vapor Recovery systems overcome these challenges and have been developed with 3 objectives:
Compress saturated hydrocarbon gas in the presence of liquids
Eliminate the need for liquids separation and heat exchangers
Eliminate the need for scheduled maintenance
Our Hydraulic Vapor Recovery (HVR) model is a hydraulically actuated, low speed, long stroke reciprocating compressor with advanced instrumentation and proprietary control logic. Sister technology to our HCG systems with over 1,000 units operating in the field today, the HVR is particularly well suited for low pressure vapor recovery applications because they are capable of precise suction pressure control.