What Is Compressor Building Ventilation?

“Evacuating the Heat Generated by Compressors, Motors, and Engines”

 Oil & Gas Ventilation

Compressor station ventilation system

Compressor building or station ventilation is the evacuation of heated air from compressors and engines during the warmer months and the addition of tempered air by unit heaters or make-up air handlers when temperatures drop during extreme winter months. Because noise continues to be an issue to adjoining properties, noise attenuation is a vital part of the ventilation package.

When Oil and Gas buildings such as production, conveying, business offices, or warehousing, need ventilation, SysTech will apply proven solutions by focusing on three elements, temperature management, air quality management, and noise control.

Temperature Management – Maintaining a desirable temperature inside the compressor room is essential for efficient operation. High temperatures can overheat the process equipment, causing a malfunction and an unsuitable environment for workers.

Air Quality Management – Managing indoor air quality is critical when dealing with explosive gases. Other internal building parameters include keeping dust, rain, and other contaminants from entering the compressor building.

Noise Control – Equipment contributing to excessive noise includes compressors, engines, motors, and air-moving fans. Noise control equipment must be incorporated into the ventilation system to maintain acceptable sound levels.

Types of Compressor Station Ventilation Systems

Compressor room ventilation systems are of several types:

Push System: In a push system, the pressure inside the building is increased using wall supply fans. The heated room air exits through a gravity ridge vent installed on the roof.

Push-Pull System: In a push-pull system, wall supply fans push in the fresh air, and powered exhaust fans pull out the warm air.

Unpowered (Natural) System: As the name suggests, an unpowered system relies on natural air movement for ventilation. A combination of wall openings and ridge vents make up this ventilation system.

Draw Thru System: In a draw-thru system, powered roof exhausters create negative pressure inside the compressor room, which draws fresh air into the building thru louvered intakes.

Noise Attenuated Ventilation System

Oil & gas building ventilation system showing supply and exhaust modules