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Parker has recently supplied a total of six gas turbine filter houses to support a new Golden Pass liquefaction and export terminal
Parker has recently supplied a total of six gas turbine (GT) filter houses to support the new Golden Pass liquefaction and export terminal currently under construction in Sabine Pass, Texas. The project, due to start exporting from the Gulf Coast in 2024, will deliver liquified natural gas (LNG) globally and is a joint venture between Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil.
The filter houses will protect GTs used as mechanical drives for refrigerant compression (three propane and three mixed refrigerant) as part of the cooling and liquefaction process of natural gas. Liquefaction of this gas improves efficiency during transport, with LNG taking up about 1/600th of its original volume in its gaseous state. General Electric Fr.7EA mechanical drive GTs employed at Golden Pass will be protected by a multi-stage static filter system with bleed air anti-ice protection and additional acoustic treatment to meet local environmental noise limits.
The EPA E12 rated filtration system is designed to handle all local environmental conditions expected on site and to protect the GT from damage. Filters are hydrophobic, removing moisture and liquid corrosive salts from the airstream.