Cat Engines For Adelphia Gateway Project Compressor Stations

Map courtesy of Adelphia Gateway LLC.

Adelphia Gateway LLC (Adelphia) has filed an application with the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the construction and operation of its proposed Adelphia Gateway Project. The project includes two new compressor stations and is designed to increase available natural gas pipeline capacity to the greater Philadelphia, USA, industrial region with potential to serve additional markets in the Northeast while continuing to provide uninterrupted service to two existing power plants at the northern end of the system, the Lower Mount Bethel Power Plant and the Martins Creek Power Plant.

The two compressor stations are:

Marcus Hook Compressor Station

Adelphia proposes to construct a 5625-hp (4196-kW) compressor station in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA. Adelphia will install three 1875-hp (1398-kW) Caterpillar 3606 A4 reciprocating compressor units at the compressor station. The units will be housed in a new sound attenuating compressor building. The compressor building will be acoustically insulated to reduce the sound transmission. Additional major auxiliary equipment to be installed include fuel gas system, standby generator, liquid disposal tank, engine lubricant tank, an auxiliary building, control building, filter separators, yard lighting, and associated equipment piping. The station piping would be designed for a maximum allowable operation pressure of 1440 psig (99 bar). Necessary automation and controls would be installed to allow for remote station monitoring and operation from various gas control facilities.

Quakertown Compressor Station

Adelphia proposes to construct a 5625-hp compressor facility in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Adelphia will install three 1875-hp Caterpillar 3606 A4 reciprocating compressor units at the compressor station. The units will be housed in a new sound attenuating compressor building. Additional buildings and major auxiliary equipment to be installed include electrical power, a control building, fuel gas system, standby generator, liquid disposal tank, engine lubrication tank, filter separators, and associated equipment piping. The station piping would be designed for a maximum allowable operation pressure of 1440 psig.

Adelphia is a new company created for the purpose of providing open-access interstate natural gas transportation services. Adelphia is wholly owned by NJR Pipeline Company, a subsidiary of New Jersey Resources Corporation.