Ten Years’ Operating History of a Large Gas Turbine/Recompression Train PUBLIC ACCESS

[+] Author Affiliations
C. Peter Conquergood

Shell Canada Limited, Calgary, AB, Canada

Dave Blauser

Dresser-Rand Company, Olean, NY

Peter Willbourn

Rolls-Royce plc, Ansty, Coventry, UK

Paper No. 89-GT-9, pp. V003T07A003; 7 pages
  • ASME 1989 International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 3: Coal, Biomass and Alternative Fuels; Combustion and Fuels; Oil and Gas Applications
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 4–8, 1989
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7915-3
  • Copyright © 1989 by ASME


In 1978, Shell Canada Limited commissioned a large aero-derivative gas turbine driven compressor unit in its Waterton Straddle Plant. This unspared unit provides the primary recompression service in the “Deep Cut” ethane extraction facility. Significant operating features of this unit include flat rating and three stages of waste heat recovery from the turbine exhaust.

Throughout its history, this unit has demonstrated over 99% reliability and has operated for long periods without significant maintenance. All routine turbine maintenance has been accomplished on-site.

This paper describes the features of the installation, the operating and maintenance philosophy, and the experience obtained from ten years’ service, thus providing the reader with insight in regard to features and practices which can provide for a successful installation.

Copyright © 1989 by ASME
Topics: Gas turbines , Trains
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