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AERZEN BIOGAS SOLUTIONS

Compressors for biogas and biomethane


Gas meters for measuring biogas and biomethane
YOU CAN EXPECT A LOT FROM US.
PREMIUM TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE
BIOGAS SECTOR BY AERZEN.
Benefit from AERZEN's extensive know-how in the chemical and petrochemical industry,
gained over decades of experience. Whether it is a reduction in reliance on nuclear energy or
CO2 emissions, using biogas as an energy source will considerably help achieving national and
international environmental objectives.

At AERZEN, we support these objectives through more than (BGIP), or compressing biomethane to inject into gas grids,
45 agencies worldwide. AERZEN has a suitable blower or compressor for every possible
For many years, AERZEN blowers and compressors have application.
conveyed and compressed all types of gas and gas mixtures We offer customers a wide array of machine sizes and de-
in chemical and petrochemical plants. Our experience has sign pressures. All blowers and compressors can be used in
shown that energy efficiency, plant safety and reliability are hazardous areas Zone 1 and in Zone 2 as defined under ATEX
the decisive criteria. Based on our know-how and experience, Directive 2014/34/EU, as well as the Machinery Directive,
AERZEN offers products developed specially for the biogas including the latest safety standard (EN 1012-3) and DVGW
market. Whether it is boosting the intake pressure of combined regulations in Germany.
heat and power (CHP), engines and treatment plants for biogas
(BGTP), critical infrastructure for biogas injection plants DVGW: German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water

Biogas system Gas treatment plant


Slurry and solid biomass are suitable for biogas production. A cow weighing 500 kg corresponds to e.g. a gas yield of The methane content and the quality of the
maximum 1.5 cubic metres per day. In energy terms, this equates to around one litre heating oil. Regrowable raw materials biogas are increased to make it like conventional
supply between 6,000 cubic metres (meadow grass) and 12,000 cubic metres (silo maize/fodder beet) biogas per hectare natural gas.
arable land annually.
Biogas
1 ha energy crops, Natural gas network
e.g. maize, grain, reeds The treated biogas can be fed
directly into existing natural
Fermented residual materials are Gas storage gas networks ...
used as fertiliser or are composted. The resulting biogas is stored Combined heat and power Biogas petrol station
This substantially reduces the use of in the top (“hood”) of the station (CHP) ... or can be used as fuel.
mineral fertiliser in agriculture. fermenter, directly above the In the CHP the biogas is incinerated
fermenting biomass. to produce electricity and heat.

Gas storage
Feed Gas motor

Generator

Energy crops Digestion residue storage Electricity


or biowastes If the biomass has been fermented
in the digester, it is first placed in
the digestion residue storage
facility from where it can be
removed later and used as
high-quality fertiliser.
Process heat
heats the fermenter. Process heat
is e.g. fed into
the local
Livestock Slurry or manure heat supply network.
Fermenter
farming In this tank, with light and oxygen excluded, the Heat
biomass is digested by anaerobic
micro-organisms. This digestion process produces
methane and carbon dioxide – the biogas.
Biowaste Pit
Collection tank for
biomass.

How a biogas plant functions

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Applications in biogas plants

Terms:
BGTP: biogas treatment plant
BGIP: biogas injection plant
CHP: block-type thermal power station
HP — gas grid networks bar [g]

PSA: pressure swing adsorption regional nationwide


GS: gas scrubbing BGTP BGIP 1 2-4 5-12 16 40-90
DEA: diethanolamine
DEA: diethanolamine 3-24 bar g
HP: high pressure e.g.
PSA
GS
Genosorb
diaphragm
procedure

20 mbar g 100-1000 mbar g e.g.


DEA
Amine
Digester
*

3.5 bar *

500 -1000 mbar g Micro gas networks


pipe to 5 km Re-feeding into HP gas grid in case of missing
regional gas demand, e g. during summer
CHP G

Performance 250/1,000 kW

Biogas Treatment Biomethane


(appr. 95 % CH4, 5% CO2)

Elevated intake
Design Δp max [bar]
pressure [bar g]

Screw compressors
Series C oil-free
to 0.5 3.5

Screw compressors to 8 24
Series VMX/VMY oil-flooded (VMX to 0.5) (VMX to 13)

Positive displacement
Series GM blowers
to 0.5 1

Series DGZ Rotary piston gas meters up to 16 up to 16

* (reciprocating compressor not included in AERZEN’s product line)

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BIOGAS BLOWERS

Designed specially for the biogas market, these blowers provide the ultimate in reliability and
efficiency. Series GM biogas blowers by AERZEN are available in a variety of different sizes.
Due to a TÜV-certified explosion pressure resistance of 12 bar, these blowers may also be applied
in processes with internal ATEX zone 1.

AERZEN's positive displacement blowers are highly-developed standard


products. Manufactured using modern CNC-driven specialist technology, they
are designed for minimal tolerances between components — and exceptional
efficiency levels. For nothing short of precision. Made by AERZEN.

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Biogas blowers — GM series for oil-free compression Our line of blower packages
Starting strainer
Fields of application Suction silencer
Compression of biomethane and biogas, Base support including discharge silencer
landfill gas, natural gas, CH-mixed gases etc. Vibration isolating feet
Hinged motor mounting plate to ensure automatic belt tension
9 sizes for volume flows between 30 m3/h and 2,700 m3/h. Belt drive and belt guard
Volume flow control by controlling rotating speed Check valve
and bypass. Control range 0 — 100 % Axial expansion joints
Instrumentation
Elevated intake pressure: 0.5 bar g max.
Range of options, e.g.
Discharge pressure: 1.0 bar g max. Special motor or customer supplied motor
Control and power supply panel incl. frequency converter
Design compressor stage Acoustic hood
Casing material: ductile iron Gas cooler
(GGG 40.3 /EN-GJS-400 / ASTM A395) Bypass — control valve
Rotors: forged steel (C45N / AISI type 1045)
Drive shaft seal: gas-tight seal Series GM is also available as direct coupled version
Bearings: rolling element bearings
Please find more information in leaflets G1-068 and G1-069

AERZEN stage GM positive displacement blower

AERZEN GM 15 L positive displacement blower


for the compression of biogas and biomethane

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BIOGAS COMPRESSORS

AERZEN screw compressor packages are distinguished by their great variety and numerous
modification options. Whether these compressors serve as part of the customer's plant concept
or are applied as a complete system solution, AERZEN will adapt to individual customer
requirements. AERZEN's steady evolution into a world market leader explains our flexibility; our
company has constantly innovated, optimised and successfully provided compressors since 1943.

Special rotor profiles are characteristic of AERZEN’s screw compressors; they


ensure significantly better performance in negative and positive pressure
operation.

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Biogas compressor — Series C Design and scope of supply
Oil-free screw compressors Compressor stage
Casing material: ductile iron (GGG 40.3 /
Fields of application EN-GJS-400 / ASTM A395)
Compression of biomethane and biogas, Rotors: forged steel C45N / AISI type 1045
landfill gas, natural gas, CH-mixed gases etc. (all gas-contacted components are coated
for corrosion protection)
3 sizes for the following max. volume flows: Drive shaft seal: gas-tight seal
Bearings: rolling element bearings
C6Z C 13 Z C 18 Z
Scope of supply
610 m /h
3
1290 m /h 3
1900 m /h
3 Compressor package
Starting strainer
Suction and discharge silencers
Volume flow control by controlling rotating speed and
Oil lubricating system integrated into the compressor stage
bypass. Control range 0 — 100 % Check valve
Internal pipe work
Elevated intake pressure: 0.5 bar g max. Instrumentation

Pressure difference: to 3.5 bar g Range of options, e.g.


Acoustic hood
Controls
Modification for zones 1 and 2

Please find more information in our leaflet RKR*


* RKR = a member of the AERZEN Group

AERZEN stage
screw compressor VM

AERZEN compressor C 13 Z for the


compression of biogas and biomethane

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Biogas compressor — VMX Series Design and scope of supply
Oil-lubricated screw compressor packages Compressor stage
Casing material: ductile iron (GGG 40.3 /
Fields of application EN-GJS-400 / ASTM A395)
Compression of biomethane and biogas Rotors: forged steel (C45N / AISI type 1045)
Other process gases such as CH - mixed gases Drive shaft seal: mechanical seal - oil-lubricated
Bearings: rolling element bearings
5 sizes for the following max. volume flows:
Scope of supply
VMX 45 VMX 75 VMX 110 VMX 160 VMX 250 Compressor package
Starting strainer
300 m3/h 500 m3/h 900 m3/h 1400 m3/h 2600 m3/h Oil system composed of:
— Oil reservoir
Volume flow control by controlling rotating speed and — Oil filter
bypass. Control range 0 — 100% — Oil cooler
— Oil pressure control valve
Elevated intake pressure: 0.5 bar g max. — Oil temperature control valve
— Oil separator
Discharge pressure: 13 bar g max. Gas cooler
Internal pipe work
Instrumentation and controls

Range of options, e.g.:


Acoustic hood or container-mounted package
Water chiller and more

Find out more in leaflet V1-020

AERZEN stage
VMX screw compressor

AERZEN VMX 110 compressor for


the compression of biomethane

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Biogas compressor — VMY Series Design and scope of supply
Oil-lubricated screw compressor packages Compressor stage
Casing material: ductile iron
Fields of application (GGG 40.3/EN-GJS-400/ASTM A395)
Compression of biomethane and biogas Rotors: forged steel (C45N / AISI type 1045)
Other process gases such as CH - mixed gases Drive shaft seal: mechanical seal - oil-lubricated
Bearings: sleeve bearings - (radial)
3 sizes for the following maximum volume flows: angular contact ball bearings - (thrust)

VMY 156 VMY 256 VMY 356 Scope of supply


Compressor package
600 m3/h 1250 m3/h 2500 m3/h Starting strainer
Oil system composed of:
Volume flow control via integrated slide valve — Oil reservoir
and / or control of rotating speed and bypass. — Oil filter
Control range 0 — 100% — Oil cooler
— Oil pressure control valve
Elevated intake pressure: 8.0 bar g max. — Oil temperature control valve
— Oil separator
Discharge pressure: 25 bar g max. Gas cooler
Check valves
Internal pipe work
Instrumentation and controls

Options, e. g.
Acoustic hood or container-mounted package
Water chiller and more

More information is available in brochures V1-035 and V1-038

AERZEN stage
VMY screw compressor

AERZEN VMY 356 compressor


for the compression of biomethane

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AERZEN ROTARY PISTON GAS METER

AERZEN is one of the world's oldest and largest manufacturers of rotary piston gas meters. With
its current generation, the expert in rotary lobe machines supplies high precision meters for the
energy supply industry. Analogue or digital. Designed in accordance with EU regulations for use in
the European market. Made by AERZEN in compliance with the quality assurance system DIN ISO
9001 and the Pressure Equipment Directive DGRL 2014/68/EU.

Intelligent design and a versatile range of equipment options — AERZEN’s rotary piston gas meters can be easily adapted to meet diverse
customer requirements.

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AERZEN rotary piston gas meters
for measuring biomethane and biogas flow

Advantages
• Widest range on the market, up to G 4000 (6,500 m3/h)
• Casing pressure rating PN 10 or PN 16
• HTB series designed for 5 bar operating pressure (G 40 - G 400)
• Extended measuring range up to 1:160
• Guaranteed measurement accuracy and stability within the
calibration validity period
• Re-calibration every 16 years, unlimited for G 1600 and larger
• Double roller-type counter, option for electrical counter
• No straight runs of pipe required as compared to
turbine-type meters and other systems
• Connection for pressure and temperature
measurements are available on both
sides of the housing
• Flexible customer-oriented solutions through
additional equipment

Find out more in leaflets Z1-001 and Z1-010

AERZEN
G 160 rotary piston gas meter

General

Fully equipped, assemblies can be used in category 2 — i. e. Zone All AERZEN blower and compressor stages and assemblies com-
1 — temperature class T3, within device group II as specified by the ply with the latest safety standard (EN 1012-3), in accordance with
EC standard 2014/34/EU (ATEX). the current EU Machinery Directive (published in November 2013).

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AERZEN. Compression - the key to our success. At our 45 subsidiaries around the world, over 2,000 expe-
AERZEN was founded in 1864 as Aerzener Maschinenfabrik. rienced employees are working hard to shape the future of
In 1868, we built Europe‘s first positive displacement blo- compression technology. Their technological expertise, our
wer. The first Turbo blowers followed in 1911, the first screw international network of experts, and the constant feedback
compressors in 1943, and in 2010 the world‘s first rotary lobe we get from our customers provide the basis for our success.
compressor package. Innovations “made by AERZEN“ keep AERZEN products and services set the standard in terms of
driving forward the development of compressor technology. reliability, stability of value and efficiency. Go ahead - chal-
Today, AERZEN is among the world‘s longest established lenge us!
and most significant manufacturers of positive displacement
blowers, rotary lobe compressors, rotary piston gas meters,
screw compressors, and Turbo blowers. AERZEN is among
the undisputed market leaders in many areas of application.

Aerzener Maschinenfabrik GmbH


Reherweg 28 — 31855 Aerzen / Germany
Telephone: +49 5154 81-0 – Fax: +49 5154 81-9191
info@aerzener.de — www.aerzen.com

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