Gas Production Units (GPUs)

A Gas Production Unit (GPU) is a skid-packaged piece of equipment that regulates well stream flow, pressure, and temperature while helping remove liquids from the gas before further processing or pipeline delivery. GPUs are enclosed, self-contained equipment that performs a majority of the well stream fluid separation commonly used in the Marcellus, Utica, and Rockies Regions.

A GPU is the first step in liquid separation downstream of the wellhead. It contains either a 2- or 3-phase separator (depending on application) and an indirect fired heater using a glycol/water mixture bath, firetube, and process coil. The firetube will heat the glycol/water mixture up to, most commonly, approximately 185°F so that the well stream fluid has adequate heat transferred through the coil prior to a pressure/temperature cut, which takes place at the coil choke. This pressure cut is necessary due to restrictions on the separator and/or downstream sales line.

FET offers a wide variety of gas production unit designs for low- to high-flow rate and pressure applications. Our technical experts will work with you every step of the way to help develop the solution that you need. Our team includes:

  • Full-time, onsite ASNT SNT-TC-1A Level II inspectors
  • Full-time, onsite project management
  • Full-time, onsite electricians
  • Full-time, onsite engineers to help size and design for your specific application
  • Engineered and designed according ASME Section VIII Div. I, API 12K, & ASME B31.3
  • Heater designs up to 5MM BTU/HR
  • Flow Rate designs up to 50 MMSCFD
  • Inlet Pressure designs up to 10,000 PSIG
  • Optional Double Wall Bath Containment – Providing an interstitial space within the bath for glycol containment at 120% designed capacity.
  • Fully customized for basic pneumatic or fully automated packages, 100% assembled in-house
  • ForumID – RFID technology
Gas Production Unit
Gas Production Unit