Compressors put pressure
back into the gas

On its route from the source to consumers, natural gas travels many thousands of kilometers in large pipelines, during which it loses pressure as the molecules in the flow of gas rub against each other and the inside of the pipe. This loss has to be compensated for. That is ensured by compressor stations that have to be integrated in the pipeline system at a distance of around 250 to 300 kilometers.

As part of the EUGAL project, a new compressor station is planned in Brandenburg.

Compressor station Radeland 2up to 75 MW
Exit capacities at metering station Radeland 2

9.7 bcm/a

 

Up to 5,700 revolutions a minute

Natural gas compressors are the heart of a station. Several impellers arranged behind each other on a shaft in a steel casing rotate at a speed of up to 5,700 revolutions a minute. spinning the molecules of the inflowing gas outward and so compressing them more densely together. Gas turbines like those used in aircraft drive the compressors. The gas’ volume is reduced when it is compressed. That means more energy can be transported through the pipeline. The pipeline’s transport capacity is increased.

Information boards regarding Radeland 2 compressor station

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        information boards