Tallgrass Energy Partners is set to install dozens of turboexpander systems capable of responding to variable temperatures, pressures and flow rates across its natural gas network in partnership with Sapphire Technologies Inc. and Evolve Holdings Ltd.


The trio is expected to install more than 72 of Sapphire’s FreeSpin In-line turboexpanders (FIT) across the Tallgrass natural gas pipeline system over the next three years, according to Cerritos, CA-based Sapphire.

The partnership “provides us an opportunity to tap into the U.S. market using our turboexpander technology with Tallgrass Energy,” said Sapphire CEO Freddie Sarhan. 

The FIT is able to extract energy from the pressure reduction required at various stages of gas distribution, allowing for electricity generation...