Natural Gas Compressors and Compression Equipment

American Gas Compression Services Inc.

Providing Compressed Natural Gas Services and Equipment
to the
Rocky Mountain Region Since 1984.
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Quick Chart

The following chart is an approximation tool used to estimate the horsepower requirement and configuration of a compressor (brake horsepower per million cu. ft.). Click here for a printer-friendly version of the chart.

Discharge Pressure (PSIG)
  25 50 75 100 150 200 250 300 400 500 600 700 800 900 1000
0 65 99 128 144 168 187 203 218 233 248 260 272 282 291 299*
10 35 63 85 104 131 149 163 175 196 214 231 235 242 250 257
20   43 62 78 106 126 139 151 170 186 199 212 225 228 232
30   29 47 62 85 107 123 133 152 167 179 191 201 211 221
40     36 50 72 90 107 121 138 152 164 175 185 194 202
50     26 41 61 78 93 106 127 141 153 163 173 181 189
60       32 53 69 83 95 118 131 143 153 162 170 178
70       25 46 61 74 86 109 123 135 145 153 161 169
80         40 54 67 78 98 117 127 137 146 153 161
90         34 49 61 72 91 109 121 131 139 147 154
100         28 44 55 66 84 100 116 125 133 141 148
150           22 35 45 60 74 86 98 110 118 124
200               30 45 58 68 78 88 96 105
250                 33 46 56 65 73 81 88
300                 23 36 46 54 62 69 76
350                   27 38 46 53 60 67
400                     30 39 46 53 60
500                       26 34 41 46
600                         23 30 37

*For example: it will require 299 horsepower of compression distributed among 3 stages to move from a suction pressure of "0" to a discharge pressure of "1000" for every 1000 MCFD.

For a flow of 500 MCFD, 50%
(500 MCFD/ 1000 MCFD) of the horsepower is required.


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American Gas Compression Services, Inc. (AGCSI)  rents, sells and services gas compression equipment,
including remanufactured and new equipment, and provides gas compression services.
AGCSI is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Atlas Resource Corporation.