Ditching Straight Diesel: 7 Reasons Bi-Fuel is the Future

Bi-fuel is the future of the oil and gas industries because it represents a cheaper, cleaner means of powering engines and generators. Ignoring this trend by sticking with straight diesel or natural gas is turning a blind eye to the future of the industry. Here’s why you need to invest in this technology now.

When Disaster Strikes and The Lights Go Out: 5 Steps for Calculating the Right Size Rental Generator

There is rarely time to plan for an emergency that leaves your business without power, but that does not mean that you must close the doors. You will need power to get repairs done and recover from a natural disaster. Sizing the right generator for your electrical needs is important and with the help of these simple steps, you will be able to quickly determine the equipment you need to get power again: Determine the Amount of Electrical Service Your Business Uses: The electrical service for your business is rated by the amount of electricity you consume during a billing cycle. This is rated in kilowatts and will help you determine the size generator you will need to power your business while the power is out. The power bills will also give you an idea of how much electricity is consumed during business operating hours. For small businesses and homes with minimal electrical needs, you can easily use the information from your utility bills to calculate the size rental generator you are

All Natural Gas is Not Alike

Natural gas is natural gas, right?  Actually, that’s incorrect.  There is a significant difference between wellhead or ‘raw gas’ that comes directly from a gas producing formation and ‘pipeline gas’ which has been treated to rid itself of impurities and is acceptable for transporting for home or industrial uses.  The major difference is that wellhead gas, in addition to methane, contains other hydrocarbons including ethane, butane, and propane.   On the other hand, gas that has been treated and dehydrated is essentially 100% methane, necessary for normal consumption. To complicate things a little more, gas characteristics can vary widely from one source or geologic formation to another.  For example, wellhead gas produced in the Bakken shale play in North Dakota can be leaner than gas coming from a well drilled in the Eagle Ford shale formation in south Texas.  If you are planning to lease an engine to run your generator at the

Cheaper, Cleaner, More Efficient

There is nothing wrong with using diesel engines.  They have been an industrial mainstay for more than a century and have proven to be reliable and perform admirably.  As part of our broad offering, we sell and lease them for many applications, so we know how well they perform.  For remote oil and gas drilling and production locations, however, there is an alternative to be considered.   The substitute is a natural gas engine, powered by raw gas flowing directly from the wellhead. The gas is analyzed to determine its properties for use in a reciprocating engine. Utilizing wellhead gas as your primary fuel source for your generator is less expensive, requires no trucking or storage, produces reduced emissions and burns more completely with minimal flaring.Raw wellhead gas has impurities and is co-mingled with other hydrocarbons, unlike pipeline natural gas that heats our homes among other things.  To be used as engine fuel, the gas has to undergo a comprehens

Transporting Generators to Remote Locations in an Emergency Situation

As storms pound Texas, Louisiana, Alabama and Florida, more people are wondering about generating power in times when the electricity goes out. This is especially true for those in rural communities where power workers are not able to get things back up and running very quickly. In those locations, getting mobile generators can be a matter of life and death for those that need refrigerated medication. At the very minimum, mobile generators are crucial to returning life to normal and going back to work. There are several important factors to consider. The most important factor is how easily the generator can be attached to a car or truck for transporting. Whether it is diesel, natural gas, portability is the chief factor in getting the generators to a remote location. These locations often are several hours from a transportation hub and need trucking or hauling with a car to bring them to their intended location. The size of these generators generally range between 15 kW to 2500 kW. T
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