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.
Why Are Industrial Diesel Engines So Efficient? Industrial diesel engines have been used for more than a century in myriad applications including power generation for the oil and gas industry. One of the main reasons for the success of this engine type is due to its internal combustion method which promotes engine efficiency and reduced fuel consumption. No Spark - Efficiency Comes From Compressed Air The internal combustion diesel engine ignites atomized fuel through injection into a combustion chamber. The compressed air in the cylinder is at an elevated temperature, so that there is instantaneous combustion without the need for a spark ignition source. The diesel engine has the highest thermal efficiency of any internal combustion engine. With its high energy content (high energy density), diesel delivers more power than burning same volume of gasoline. Diesel fuel burns leaner than gasoline. The diesel’s high compression ratios allow the engines to extract more
Available choices: the difference among used, rebuilt and remanufactured diesel engines Diesel engines are have long been used successfully in multiple industrial and commercial applications around the globe, due in part to their efficiency and long life span, and constitute the vast majority of units in service. Coupled with an electric generator, these gensets are valuable energy sources where there is no connection to a power grid or source of electric power. Remote applications in the energy, mining, marine and other industries often make generator sets a necessity. They are also a reliable source of emergency power as a reliable standby when the grid fails or is compromised. Their use in hospitals, commercial buildings, and first responder facilities has been well recorded for their reliability after natural disasters. When purchased new, their service life can be lengthy with proper operation, loading, and maintenance. They are readily available in the marketplace as used, pr
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
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