WASTE HEAT TO POWER NATURAL GAS COMPRESSOR

Quick Details

QUICK DETAILS

Project
Recovering waste heat from an existing gas compressor engine to make on-site power

Developer
Gulf Coast Green Energy

Capacity
Up to 65 kW

Industry
Oil Production

Project Description

Project Description

ElectraTherm distributor Gulf Coast Green Energy teamed with an Oklahoma gas processing plant to use the ElectraTherm technology to recover waste heat from an existing gas compressor engine to make on-site power. The ElectraTherm Power+ generator, a modular, waste heat-to-power generator makes fuel and emission free electricity utilizing Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) and proprietary technologies. The installation involved a Caterpillar 3608 engine and generates fuel and emission-free electricity for use onsite from the engine jacket water (exhaust gas can also be used to make additional power). The waste heat removed by the Power+ generator to produce power has the beneficial effect of increasing the engine cooling capacity, allowing the compressor to operate at greater output during the high summer temperatures of West Texas.

 

Environmental benefits

  • Helps meet ESG objectives
  • Emission and fuel free electricity.
  • Each Power+ generator offsets up to 1000 Tons of CO2/year
  • Now qualifies for 30%-50% Investment Tax Credit (ITC)

 

 Other Potential Applications

Natural gas pipelines, crude oil processing, industrial gas compression, CO2 flooding, Gensets using internal combustion engines, coproduced fluids associated with oil and gas production.

 

Operational Benefits

  • Provides a local source of power for oil production equipment
  • Decreased cooling requirements for the engine
  • Eliminates radiator for Gensets

 

Economic Benefits

  • Reduces the existing plant’s retail electric requirements
  • Increased engine efficiency from 6%-10% through decreased cooling load = fuel savings

 

Environmental Benefits

  • Projects can be up to 65 kW depending on engine size, waste heat capture scheme and ambient conditions.

WASTE HEAT TO POWER NATURAL GAS COMPRESSOR

The Heat is Power Association (HiP) is the trade association for the waste heat to power (WHP) industry. WHP uses waste heat from industrial processes to generate electricity with no additional fuel, no combustion, and no incremental emissions. HiP educates policy makers about clean energy from waste heat and advocates for policies that provide parity for WHP with other sources of clean energy.
The Heat is Power Association ▪ 2215 S York Road, Suite 202, Oak Brook, IL 60523 ▪ www.HeatisPower.org ▪ Petra@HeatisPower.org