PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT OF COMPRESSOR TO RECOVER FLARE GAS USING DESIGN OF EXPERIMENT TECHNIQUES

  • Rehman Akhtar Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan
Keywords: Oil Company, Gas flaring, Factorial Design, Environmental, Economics

Abstract

The main purpose of this research work is to deploy engineering experimental design techniques to recuperate large
quantity of flare gas with the help of a new proposed plant process. Some factors responsible for disturbing routine
of compressor are categorized and pertinent information is togethered from various resources. The information is
thoroughly studied to enhance factors performance and the factors were set up according to the modified compressor
compression system. The suggested equipped factors guide to enhance the recuperate of low pressure burn gas and
the proposed approach of the performance parameters guide to cost effective taking out the low pressure flare gas
minimizes harmful environmental impacts and achieve financial benefits.

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Published
2017-11-20
How to Cite
Akhtar, R. (2017). PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT OF COMPRESSOR TO RECOVER FLARE GAS USING DESIGN OF EXPERIMENT TECHNIQUES. JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES, 36(1). Retrieved from https://journals.uetjournals.com/index.php/JEAS/article/view/44