The HTSCompress program is the result of over thirty years of engineering experience in the areas of compressor design, operation and optimization. (Screen Shots)
HTSCompress provides the modeling power to allow engineers, dispatchers, operators and managers to get the most out of their existing compressor equipment and to answer the never-ending "what if" questions related to compressor performance and design.
The HTSCompress program...
models reciprocating compressors with unequalled ease and proficiency.
models multiple units at a station with units arranged in either parallel or series configurations.
automatically draws a station schematic as units are added.
accurately models compressors from various manufacturers.
can be "tuned" with actual compressor data taken with an analyzer.
imports analyzer data directly from the Rtwin software used with the Recip Trap analyzer.
uses analyzer data to "tune" the model to actual compressor performance.
easily pays for itself by reducing compressor evaluation time and improving the performance of existing compressors.
HTSCompress allows the user to quickly describe one or more units at a station and then perform detailed unit and station calculations. Imagine being able to quickly:
size cylinders for an existing unit to determine how it will operate at new pressures,
determine whether a unit should be two-staged or three-staged,
determine clearance pocket sizes to cover a range of pressures,
plot performance curves for any compressor unit at any conditions,
model all units at a station to determine overall station capacity; even units in series,
determine the impact of unit outages on station capacity,
change any unit parameter and immediately see the result on overall station performance,
simulate opening and closing clearance pockets and deactivating ends to find the best pocket configuration for the desired pressure conditions,
quickly answer most compressor performance questions with the click of a mouse.
These are just a few of the ways the HTSCompress program can eliminate the tedious, time consuming work of finding the best compressor configuration, optimizing unit performance, and determining overall station capabilities.
If your work involves reciprocating compressors in any way, HTSCompress can significantly reduce your workload and provide immediate answers to your compressor questions.
Selected Program Features
The entire station is displayed on a schematic drawn by the program.
Calculation results can be viewed & printed on the station schematic or in tabular form for easy evaluation of results.
Each unit can have up to four stages of compression.
The station can be modeled using either pressure or volume control.
Compressor performance curves:
are color-coded for easy reading and can be printed in color.
show horsepower, volume, rod load limits, pressure limits, discharge temperature limits, and minimum volumetric efficiency.
show Hp, Vol, Rod Load Limits, Temp Limits, Pressure Limits, Min Ev for each load step.
show the rated horsepower line for each clearance step on the 'Composite' curve.
save hours of compressor evaluation time and provide a valuable tool for operators.
The model performs compressor calculations for each cylinder end.
The model can be "tuned" with actual performance data, allowing calculations to closely match actual performance. Test data can be imported from the Recip Trap analyzer.
The program automatically determines the most appropriate load step for each unit for maximum loading and warns when unit limitations are exceeded.
The program allows any unit to be locked into any load step to simulate actual unit operation or to evaluate performance in a given step.
Allows units to be shut down, for modeling purposes, with a click of the mouse.
Models units in parallel (up to four stages per unit) or series-staged configuration (up to two series stages).
The model can receive real-time SCADA data to perform continuous, real-time compressor evaluation. Results can be sent to a web page or any interface desired by the user.
The HTSCompress program has proven to be a very cost-effective tool for compressor design, facility planning, gas control dispatching, and station operations.
One customer reported the program paid for itself many times over on the first project on which it was used by eliminating costly modifications that had been planned. By using the HTSCompress program, the planned modifications were avoided by finding a more efficient way of utilizing the existing units at the station to achieve the desired field pressure reduction.
HTS Simulation Software Will:
Increase revenue by increasing throughput of existing compressor units.
Lower maintenance costs by finding ways to efficiently utilize existing horsepower.
Enhance performance of existing pipelines and compressor units.
Whether you are managing small gathering systems, large transmission stations or underground storage facilities, HTS simulation software can provide unparalleled insight into pipeline and compressor operation so you can quickly determine if each pipeline system and compressor unit is operating at its full potential and, if not, what to do about it.
If you're ready to realize the full potential of your compressor investment, give HTS a call for a "working" demo of the HTSCompress software.
You'll be pleased with what we'll find. (We'll probably pay for the software during the demo)
HTSCompressTM allows you to work in the realm of results, not calculations.