Chapter 4: Natural Gas Industry and Compressed Air
One of the most important consumer services today comes from the energy industry, which supplies people around the world with the essential fuels to run machines and power and heat their homes. Natural gas is a booming industry, and it has roots in the ancient world as far back as 1000 B.C. The ancient Chinese transported naturally occurring gas emissions through a series of pipelines to boil water.
The commercialization of natural gas is a much more modern industry. The first natural gas was produced in the late 1700s in Britain. Natural gas, like coal and oil, is a fossil fuel that has become an essential global resource.
Natural gas today accounts for more than half of all of the energy consumed by residential and commercial customers, and approximately 41 percent of what the United States uses in the energy industry. It’s one of the cleanest and safest forms of energy available.
Compressed air has long been used in the energy industry in mining, oil extraction and drilling for natural gas. Working in harsh weather conditions requires reliable natural gas air compressors that operate at peak efficiency. The natural gas industry depends on a steady flow of compressed air, often using reciprocating compressor systems to help maintain the gas flow that leads into the pipeline systems.
Consistent airflow means maintained and proper pressures during the operation. Compressed air and gas compression services can be used in a variety of applications including gas collection, wellhead gas and vapor recovery, fuel transfer and flare elimination.
You should consider dependability when selecting compressors for natural gas. A reliable and safe air compressor system that provides consistent flow during the 24/7 operations is important for profitability and productivity. Maintenance is needed even with the most dependable air compressor systems. When selecting a model that suits your needs, consider the ease of maintenance requirements.
For nearly 100 years, Quincy has provided air and gas compressor products to a wide range of industries, including those that work with natural gas. We provide safe, reliable sources of compressed air for your business needs, as well as the equipment cleaning process.
For natural gas compression, we recommend the following Quincy compressor models:
For more information on Quincy’s line of air compressors for the natural gas industry, or to answer any specific questions you may have about what would best suit your business, contact Quincy Compressor today.