One of the most integral components of the natural gas transport system is the compressor station. Compressor stations are facilities located along a natural gas pipeline that compresses the gas to a specific pressure allowing it to travel through the pipe to its recipient. Depending on the region, compressor stations are located roughly every 60-100 Km.

When it comes to the natural gas compression industry, there are always a series of obstacles to overcome. One major obstacle is how to balance cost and effectiveness in the overall design, functionality, and operation of your compression equipment.

Although the least expensive package will save money upfront, unwanted costs creep up later thanks to high levels of vibration, valve forces and ultimately, your downtime. Efficient packages will experience less downtime but prose a higher upfront investment. Let's unpack the two, and talk about what matters most during the compressor selection process. 

On Oct. 10, 2018, 24/7 Compression Ltd. and Belair Power & Production Equipment Inc. announced the successful merger between the two companies.

“We are very excited to combine the two entities and continue on our growth path,” added President Rob Byzitter. “With the ongoing recovery in the WCSB, improved global energy prices and large-scale LNG projects in Canada moving forward, this merger prepares us to offer our existing and future clientele cost-effective solutions to their natural gas compression and power generation equipment needs.”