The Challenge

This customer’s natural gas compressor station gathers gas from numerous wells, and pumps the gas into a large pipeline which transports it to a processing plant. The compressor station is located in mountainous terrain, and it subjected to the fluctuating temperatures in the area. The varying temperatures cause condensation to form along the pipelines. There was a danger that the condensation could freeze and shut down the station. The station required a heat trace (also known as heat tape) system design which would protect the gas pipelines from freezing temperatures.