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Environmental Issues Related to Compressor and Pump Stations

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Environmental issues are becoming much more prominent for pump and compressor stations with the primary drivers being regulatory requirements and social concerns about their impact on the environment inhabited areas. In spite of the desire by some parts of our society to eliminate fossil fuel pipelines, and by inference pumping and compression, the world economy will be dependent on hydrocarbons for a considerable time, which implies that pump and compressor stations will continue to be a part of the pipeline landscape for a while yet. The rapid increase in shale gas production has accelerated even more the building of pipelines and associated compression. On the consumption side, the conversion from coal to natural for power generation.

13.1Introduction
13.2Environmental Issues
13.3Noise Measurement
13.4Noise Surveys
13.5NOx Emissions from Gas Turbines
13.6Innovations in Capturing Vent Gas from Dry Gas Seals
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