USA Compression Partners acquired 40,000 hp (30 MW) of midstream and gas lift compression units in the fourth quarter of 2013, bringing its fleet to about 1.2 million hp (895 MW), and has ordered 180,000 hp (134 MW) of compression for delivery this year.
IMI Sensors (IMI), a division of PCB Piezotronics Inc., has received CSA approval of its Echo Wireless Vibration Monitoring System (model CS672A01) for vibration monitoring in Class 1 Division 2 Hazardous Area applications.
Vilter Manufacturing, a subsidiary Emerson Climate Technologies, said its latest generation of vapor recovery units (VRUs) use hermetically sealed scroll compressors that require low oil flows.
GE Oil & Gas has made the first Latin American sale of its advanced ICL compressors to Total S.A., which will use two of the single-stage units at a new compressor station for the Incahuasi project in Bolivia.
GE has launched a downstream technology solutions (DTS) business to supply equipment and services more efficiently to the US$10 billion refining, petrochemical, industrial and distributed gas segments.
Valerus Field Solutions has received a US$62 million contract to provide engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of two compressor stations in Doddridge County, West Virginia, for Crestwood Midstream Partners.
Caterpillar Oil & Gas has released a low-emission upgrade kit for select G3516 LE petroleum engines used in gas compression applications.
Axip Energy Services is the new name for Valerus Compression Services, which began operating as a stand-alone company on Jan. 3 when Valerus Field Solutions was sold to Kentz Corp. for US$435 million.
The public outcry over the safety of compressor stations reached a new high in the month of January.
Cameron, which announced Jan. 20 that it was selling its reciprocating compression business to GE for US$550 million, also is considering the sale of its centrifugal compression business.