Energy efficient gas compression technology
Gas compression and vapour recovery for the oil and gas industry
Your energy bill is a major component of your operational costs. That’s why we’ve focused on minimising energy consumption and maximising compressed gas in the design of the Ful-Vane™ Gas Compressor. By minimising the number of moving parts, we have reduced the potential for mechanical losses, while the shaft and bearing design minimises drive losses. Constant blade-to-cylinder contact maintains compression efficiency, while the large inlet area efficiently captures large gas flows.
And it’s a flexible system. You can operate it with a variable frequency drive, and we can customise a complete solution to your project specifications or offer a standard range of single-stage and two-stage sizes.
More compressed gas, less energy consumption
Developed from Fuller® design and technology, our Ful-Vane™ gas compressors provide more compression using less energy. The success of these systems comes down to the logical engineering, which focuses on areas where energy is typically lost and minimises those losses:
- Only three moving parts for minimal mechanical losses
- Constant blade-to-cylinder contact maintains compression efficiency
- Shaft and bearing design minimises drive losses
Ful-Vane™ Gas Compressors, customised to your application
Available in flow ranges from 50 SCFM to 3000 SCFM and with discharge pressures up to 250 psig, Ful-Vane gas compressors are well suited for a wide variety of gas compression and vapor recovery applications, including:
- Flare Gas Recovery
- Stocktank Vapors
- Wellhead Gas
- Coalbed Methane
- Gas Gathering
- Fuel Gas Boosting
- Natural Gas
- Landfill Gas (LFG)
- Digester Gas
- Propane and Butane
- Sour Gases
- High CO2 Gases
The Ful-Vane compressor is available in a full range of single-stage and two-stage sizes which efficiently capture a wide range of gases. We can offer varying scope, from a bare-shaft compressor to a complete compression package – custom built to project specifications or FLSmidth standards.
Internally, carbon fiber vanes ride on a thin layer of lubricant to provide positive sealing for each compression chamber. Since the vanes compensate for wear, the compressor maintains its design efficiency over time.
The Ful-Vane compressor boasts a simple design that is easily field repairable. Ful-Vane compressors also feature rebuildable housings and rotors. Rather than being replaced, the inner cylinder can be re-bored numerous times, and the rotor can be reslotted up to three times. This means the compressor can be easily rebuilt to factory specs several times over its lifespan. This greatly reduces the long-term cost of ownership.