• When natural gas (NG) is released into the atmosphere, its impact over 20 years as a greenhouse agent is 80 times greater than CO₂.
  • Recovery and recovery of gases released by turbomachinery are major challenges for the industry
  • The dedicated recovery system handles process gas from machine cycles and sealing.
  • The versatile system can be adapted to any pressure in any oil and gas plant burn recovery and ventilation.
  • The payback period is typically only 2 to 4 years.

Case study details

A third of global NG emissions is attributable to the extraction and transportation of fossil fuels. The main hydrocarbon release sources of a typical turbocompression unit are: centrifugal compressor dry gas seal (DGS) primary vent, process gas trapped inside the centrifugal compressor loop that is vented during shutdown, and the pneumatic starting system where pressurized process or fuel gas is used as motive fluid.

Baker Hughes offers a compact compression system designed specifically to capture NG vent flows—for recycling into the compression process or valorization as fuel gas. It's easy to implement, whether as a retrofit or for new installations, has a short payback period, and is proven in the field.


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