As used by consumers, natural gas is much different from the natural gas initially brought from the underground. That's where natural gas processing comes in, including Gas Sweetening.

What is Gas Sweetening? Well, for starters, a spoonful of sugar won't do you any good for this particular process. Read on for more.

What is Gas Sweetening?

Before natural gas/landfill gas can be injected into a pipeline or used in commercial applications, it must meet specific requirements. Natural gas/landfill gas can be sweet or sour, depending on their level of contaminants. Sweet gas is favourable for transport and sale since it has the required heating value, whereas sour gas will require further refinement.

What is Sour Gas?

Sour gas is natural gas containing Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) levels greater than 5.7 mg or four ppm (parts per million) by volume when under standard temperature and pressure conditions. This value can vary between countries and regions, however.

To regulate emissions and the release of toxic gases, authorities mandate natural gas producers to minimize the Sulfuric content in their products, meaning sour gas must be sweetened before it is sent out from the refinery or gas processing plant.

What is Sweet Gas?

Natural gas/landfill gas is often called "Sweet Gas" if it contains only trace quantities of H2S and CO2. Sweet gas, in its purest form, is non-corrosive, requires minimal refining, and can be transported and marketed safely.

How Do You Sweeten Gas?

Hydrogen Sulphide, Carbon Dioxide, and Mercaptans are removed from the natural gas to make it suitable for transport and sale to sweeten gas. H2S and CO2 have a corrosive effect on gas pipelines and are toxic to humans, which is why sour gas is processed for sweetening.

Looking for more gas treatment and processing information? Give us a call at 24/7 Compression; we're happy to help. 403.347.6875

MANY generator manufacturers are on the market, and choosing the best brand to backup power can be daunting. We’ve prepared a top ten list of the best generator manufacturers to help narrow down your search.

  1. Caterpillar
  2. Cummins
  3. HiPower Systems
  4. Taylor Power
  5. Generac 
  6. Kohler
  7. Aksa
  8. SDMO
  9. Multiquip
  10. Baldor


Often described as "the world's best manufacturer for mining equipment and construction," Caterpillar provides exceptionally high-quality generator sets. You can purchase both diesel-powered (7kW to 16,200kW) and gas-powered generators (9kW-600kW) that ship to many countries across the globe.


Cummins stands as one of the best international companies that design and manufacture power generation equipment, including generator sets with an impressive power potential of 2.5kW – 3,500 kW. They offer both diesel-powered and alternative-fueled generator sets.

HiPower Systems

This principle supplier of standalone power generation equipment available in the U.S. market produces generator sets you can count on. They stock generators for various applications in the commercial and industrial sectors in almost every industry you can possibly think of.

Taylor Power

If you are looking for a versatile generator designed to work in any environment, invest in a Taylor Power Systems generator. Established in 1986 and still going strong as they continue to manufacture generator sets and distribute industrial engines.


Generac is one of the oldest and most reliable brands globally and was the first company to design affordable standby generators for the home. It manufactures a vast range of power equipment, including portable, industrial, residential, and commercial generators.


Kohler is the third-largest generator manufacturer worldwide, specializing in designing, manufacturing, and selling standard generator sets of 1 kVA to 3000 kVA. It also offers a wide variety of portable generators and industrial generators.


Aska manufactured its first generator in 1984 and has become an expert in producing electrical energy supply equipment. Aksa is one of Turkey's most prominent industrial companies and exporters and constructs reliable generator sets for your needs.


For over half a century, SDMO has grown to become one of the world's biggest generator manufacturers. SDMO keeps current with continuous innovation and product improvement attributed to its success over the years. 


Multiquip specializes in manufacturing state of the art quality products and generator solutions. The company produces various types and designs of generator sets that are dependable. Multiquip has grown due to its best in class customer service and commitment to offer high-quality products.


Baldor designs and manufactures a vast range of custom power equipment, including industrial electric motors, mechanical power transmission products, and reliable generators. An update to its brand included a name change to ABB Motors and Mechanical Inc.

Still need some help finding the right gen fit for you?

With a little light reading into our top ten list, you can easily select a brand that fits your generator and business needs. Our team at 24/7 also specializes in providing complete turnkey power generation solutions and support. You can always leverage our experienced professionals and technicians who effectively analyze your needs and find the most efficient equipment to execute any project.

Give us a call at 24/7, we're happy to help. 


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Reducing the head pressure that a pumping well has on the casing may increase the well's fluid production. Before the pulldown, the amount of oil and water is typically relative to what was initially produced, but now more fluids are generated. The flow of wellbore fluids can flow more freely, resulting in pressure creating a "drain-point" for the formation.

Increased Production

There have been times when the "oil cut" has also increased by pulling down the casing pressure. Typical successful wellhead casing pulldowns are in the 30 to 50 psi range. Substantial production increases are possible when casing pressure pulldowns are in the 20–50 psi range.

How to Prevent Separation

In many circumstances, field compression pulls low, and 30 psi of pressure is being maintained on the casing and surface equipment to handle fluids. When this happens, run a heater treater to help with separation and provide fuel for your gas-powered unit.

A wellhead compressor set ahead of your surface equipment can pull directly on the casing and discharge back into the flow line. This means that fuel for your pumping unit can now come from the Wellhead compressor's discharge side with in-line checks to keep gas from feeding back into the well.

Give it a Little Time 

Note that your initial test results may be misleading after a day or two because of oil stacked in the casing, so wait for one-two weeks before testing. By reducing the casing pressure from 20 psi to below zero can dramatically affect oil production. With little fluid being produced in the casing, you can use many compressors for this operation. The only usual hook-up requirement is to have a check valve between the compressor's suction and discharge lines and a fluid dump for the compressor's fuel gas scrubber to house fluid. When using high-pressure hoses, hook-up time is usually less than 30 minutes.

This can be a straightforward and efficient way to increase fluid production and, hopefully, increase sales!