Noise and Other Environmental Considerations in the Design and Planning of Gas Compressor Stations in the U.K. PUBLIC ACCESS

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A. Cleveland

The Gas Council, London, England

Paper No. 72-GT-110, pp. V001T01A108; 6 pages
  • ASME 1972 International Gas Turbine and Fluids Engineering Conference and Products Show
  • ASME 1972 International Gas Turbine and Fluids Engineering Conference and Products Show
  • San Francisco, California, USA, March 26–30, 1972
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7981-8
  • Copyright © 1972 by ASME


This paper briefly outlines some of the considerations taken into account in the design and planning of gas compressor stations for the UK Natural Gas Transmission System. Environmental considerations, and in particular the aspects of noise, play a large part in the design of these stations. The requirements for silencing to meet very low ambient noise levels and the development of gas turbine compressor unit enclosures is dealt with in some detail. The need for acoustically efficient and aesthetically pleasing structures is emphasized. The paper compares some representative alternative designs for individual enclosures with the design of an equivalent building and concludes that for small numbers of units, the individual enclosure is the economic solution. Other aspects of noise, including venting of gas are discussed and future design trends indicated. In the consideration of future designs, ease of maintenance and security are fundamental considerations, together with the need to ensure that noise emitted will not pollute the environment.

Copyright © 1972 by ASME
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