Control System for the Mainline Gas Turbines and Crude Oil Pumps on the Saudi Arabian Petroline PUBLIC ACCESS

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C. Stasiowski

United Technologies Corp., Farmington, CT

Paper No. 81-GT-33, pp. V002T07A001; 9 pages
  • ASME 1981 International Gas Turbine Conference and Products Show
  • Volume 2: Coal, Biomass and Alternative Fuels; Combustion and Fuels; Oil and Gas Applications; Cycle Innovations
  • Houston, Texas, USA, March 9–12, 1981
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7962-7
  • Copyright © 1981 by ASME


The paper presents an overview of the system employed to control the mainline gas turbines and crude oil pumps used on the 747 mile East-West Petroline. Various operating modes such as starting, stopping and fuel transfers for normal and emergency operation are discussed. Particular attention is focused on the various fuel systems as well as a review of the major design problem areas and solutions. The results of a system test and the integration of each unit into the overall pipeline control scheme are included for completeness.

Copyright © 1981 by ASME
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