Waste to Power Packaged Solution Meets Tough Emissions Requirements

ElectraTherm power plus generator

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by | Oct 1, 2018

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ElectraTherm, a provider of distributed, waste heat to power generation, has partnered with Sigma Thermal to offer a complete waste-to-power packaged solution, the companies announced.

The system, called the Emission Reduction and Power System, is comprised of Sigma Thermal’s process heater and ElectraTherm’s compact and robust Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) generator to offer solutions for oil and gas facilities, wastewater treatment plants, and landfills. The system is easy to transport, install and operate, while meeting tough emissions requirements, local codes and producing power from an unutilized resource, ElectraTherm says.

The Sigma Thermal process heating system converts waste gas to hot water, which provides the energy needed to power ElectraTherm’s Power+ Generator. Options are available that allow for a supply of useful hot water discharge that can be used on site, as well as a hinged end-plate on the heater with easy cleaning access for dirty fuels. The entire system is delivered with interconnect piping and wiring provided and is skid mounted, ready for quick and easy on-site installation.

This partnership has produced an integrated waste gas-to-power solution that can lower onsite emissions from flaring and produce electricity from a resource, otherwise considered a nuisance. In oil and gas production and refining facilities where natural gas is being flared, the system can be used to convert waste fuel to electricity, minimizing (and potentially eliminating) flaring and significantly reducing emissions. At wastewater treatment plants and landfills producing biogas, the emission reduction system allows for easier management (than conventional generators) of gases containing hydrogen sulfide or siloxane contaminants and can contribute to a site’s renewable energy goals.

Last month, ElectraTherm was one of seven companies selected by the US Department of Energy for combined heat and power (CHP) development for small and medium businesses. The $1.4 million milestone-based funding, supporting several years of research and development, will enhance reciprocating engine based CHP systems via integrated waste heat to power Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) technology.

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