POWER GENERATION FROM PRESSURE REDUCTION IN THE NATURAL

  • Mohammed Mahbubur Rahman BUET
Keywords: Power Generation, Pressure Reduction, Turbo Expander

Abstract

Power can be generated from the pressure energy of natural gas along its supply chain at various pressure reduction points by using turbo-expanders.  This technology is being applied in different countries around the world.  This paper attempts to asses the potential of using this technology for Bangladesh.  A number of producing wells and pressure reduction stations are investigated.  It is found that pre-heating before expansion is almost always necessary to avoid hydrate formation.  The power obtainable at the wellheads range from 150-500 kW, and that from pressure reduction stations range from 200 kW to 5 MW.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/jme.v41i2.7472

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2011-04-16
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Rahman, M. (2011). POWER GENERATION FROM PRESSURE REDUCTION IN THE NATURAL. Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 41(2), 89-95. https://doi.org/10.3329/jme.v41i2.7472
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