Compressor Waste Liquid
Compression station scrubbers and filters that capture liquid waste and unwanted particles route waste liquids to a storage tank. Wastes can be water condensates or heavier hydrocarbons from the natural gas. The wastes are collected in one or several tanks depending on the size of the remote station. As a waste tank fills, tank trucks are typically scheduled for tank emptying operations. As these wastes are hazardous materials, the waste holding tanks are classified as Class 1, Div. 1 areas.
Measurements for both total level and interface levels between the condensed hydrocarbons and condensed water are typically made. Tank level monitoring can be provided with overflow control and alarm systems or shutdown pumps when level falls below the specified low level.