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In the energy industry, prime movers drive pumping units, compressors, chillers, and other forms of related equipment  
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== Types of prime movers ==
  
==Types of prime movers==
 
 
The two most common prime movers in the oil and gas industry. Each type of prime mover has unique characteristics that make it appropriate for an application on the basis of site conditions and fuel energy availability.
 
The two most common prime movers in the oil and gas industry. Each type of prime mover has unique characteristics that make it appropriate for an application on the basis of site conditions and fuel energy availability.
  
===Natural gas turbines===
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=== Natural gas turbines ===
[[Gas turbine engines|Natural gas turbines]]
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[[Gas_turbine_engines|Natural gas turbines]]
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=== Reciprocating engines ===
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[[Reciprocating_engines|Reciprocating engines]]
  
===Reciprocating engines===
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=== Steam turbines ===
[[Reciprocating engines]]
 
  
===Steam turbines===
 
 
Steam turbines can also be used. Steam turbines are not common in field operations and are used primarily in plants.
 
Steam turbines can also be used. Steam turbines are not common in field operations and are used primarily in plants.
  
===Electric motors===
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=== Electric motors ===
[[Electrical systems|Electric motors]] are not considered “prime” movers and are discussed in the [[Electrical systems]] page.
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[[Electrical_systems|Electric motors]] are not considered “prime” movers and are discussed in the [[Electrical_systems|Electrical systems]] page.
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== References ==
  
==References==
 
 
Use this section for citation of items referenced in the text to show your sources. [The sources should be available to the reader, i.e., not an internal company document.]
 
Use this section for citation of items referenced in the text to show your sources. [The sources should be available to the reader, i.e., not an internal company document.]
  
==Noteworthy papers in OnePetro==
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== Noteworthy papers in OnePetro ==
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Use this section to list papers in OnePetro that a reader who wants to learn more should definitely read
 
Use this section to list papers in OnePetro that a reader who wants to learn more should definitely read
  
==External links==
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== External links ==
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Use this section to provide links to relevant material on websites other than PetroWiki and OnePetro
 
Use this section to provide links to relevant material on websites other than PetroWiki and OnePetro
  
==See also==
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== See also ==
[[Reciprocating engines]]
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[[Reciprocating_engines|Reciprocating engines]]
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[[Gas_turbine_engines|Gas turbine engines]]
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[[PEH:Prime_Movers]]
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[[Gas turbine engines]]
 
  
[[PEH:Prime Movers]]
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[[Category:4.1.6 Compressors, engines and turbines]]

Revision as of 18:14, 1 June 2015

In the energy industry, prime movers drive pumping units, compressors, chillers, and other forms of related equipment

Types of prime movers

The two most common prime movers in the oil and gas industry. Each type of prime mover has unique characteristics that make it appropriate for an application on the basis of site conditions and fuel energy availability.

Natural gas turbines

Natural gas turbines

Reciprocating engines

Reciprocating engines

Steam turbines

Steam turbines can also be used. Steam turbines are not common in field operations and are used primarily in plants.

Electric motors

Electric motors are not considered “prime” movers and are discussed in the Electrical systems page.

References

Use this section for citation of items referenced in the text to show your sources. [The sources should be available to the reader, i.e., not an internal company document.]

Noteworthy papers in OnePetro

Use this section to list papers in OnePetro that a reader who wants to learn more should definitely read

External links

Use this section to provide links to relevant material on websites other than PetroWiki and OnePetro

See also

Reciprocating engines

Gas turbine engines

PEH:Prime_Movers