BBR Compressors Promoted at NGVAmerica Show in Denver
Atlas Copco promoted its air-cooled, high-pressure BBR/FBR reciprocating CNG compressors at NGVAmerica’s 2015 North American Natural Gas Vehicle Conference & Expo in Denver last week, emphasizing a pressurized crankcase design that slashes methane loss.
Compressed gas losses that can amount to as much as 6% of processed product are eliminated, the company says: “The payback on account of this can recover the complete cost of the compressor in a few months,” the company says.
So-called “fugitive” methane emissions are of increasing concern to greenhouse gas policymakers.
The direct drive design of the Intermech compressor reduces transmission losses, the manufacturer adds, while a highly efficient block “and generously sized piping and heat exchangers reduce pressure drop bringing down the power costs and operating expenses.” A PLC/programmable logic controller-based system monitors overall system performance.
The Atlas Copco-Intermech compressors can be motor- or gas engine-driven. The product represents “a single-stop solution” for NGV station owners, the company says.
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Source: Fleets & Fuels with NGVAmerica in Denver