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Midstream Transmission

Today natural gas accounts for 23% of the world’s energy consumption and usage is expected to grow. Getting this abundant, environmentally friendly fuel into the global energy stream requires compressing it for efficient handling.


Engine or turbine-driven compressors move gas effectively through transmission pipelines. INNIO's Waukesha* gas engines are designed for this demanding application. INNIO's Waukesha gas engines are backed by more than a century of engine building expertise.

How it works?

Gas transmission pipelines are hundreds of miles long and as gas moves through a pipeline, the pressure in the line drops, which slows the flow of gas. To boost line pressure and keep the gas moving, gas engine-driven compressors are stationed at various points along the pipeline.

In areas where electricity is not readily available or is unreliable, a dependable engine-driven compressor system is essential to keeping the gas moving.

Engine-driven compressors operating on the same gas they compress are a cost-effective alternative to compressors powered by electricity.

A more efficient engine – one that compresses more gas while using less fuel – improves operational productivity and profitability.

INNIO's Waukesha gas engines for compression applications offers multiple options to address individual operational needs and widely varying local emissions requirements.

Features & Benefits

  • Durable: INNIO's Waukesha gas engines perform with extreme reliability in remote and often harsh environments.
  • Greater productivity: Waukesha engines run at full power at higher altitudes and higher ambient temperatures, compressing more gas for more profit.
  • Emissions flexibility: INNIO offers technology options to meet most local air quality mandates.
  • Lower emissions per horsepower: Rich-burn Waukesha gas engines with 3-way-catalyst enable more horsepower per site for more productivity and profit.
  • Total engine control: INNIO's Waukesha ESM* fully integrated control and diagnostics system optimizes engine performance and maximizes uptime.

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