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Synthetic Natural Gas Standby Fuel Systems

In many industries, a ‘standby’ or backup fuel system is an imperative for maintaining steady operations—both as a means to supplement an inconsistent fuel supply or in cases where there is risk of fuel supply interruption.  For those using natural gas fuel, synthetic natural gas (SNG), also called propane-air or liquefied petroleum gas air (LPG-air), is an ideal backup fuel solution.

Synthetic natural gas is created by blending vaporized LPG with compressed air.  The resultant gas has virtually the same combustion characteristics as natural gas, and unlike oil—which requires its own burners, piping and controls—in most cases SNG can be burned with no change to existing equipment.

As such, synthetic natural gas standby systems deliver an economically desirable, reliable, environmentally friendly energy source that seamlessly replaces or supplements natural gas as needed.

'interruptible Service' Cost Savings

Standby fuel systems also provide the opportunity for large gas users to reduce natural gas costs by as much as 30-40% or more, by utilizing 'interruptible service' gas savings rates.

Simply stated, during times of high demand or low supply, customers with interruptible rate contracts will allow their supply to be curtailed by their utility, during which time they will simply switch over to their LPG-fed standby system.

In exchange, natural gas utilities provide significant rate discounts to these customers – throughout the term of their contract.  Discounted rates are generally provided whether or not service is interrupted, so the savings delivered by a standby system continues to 'pay back' regardless of how often it is put into use.

Turnkey & Custom Engineered Standby Systems

Standby fuel systems typically consist of a vaporizer to convert liquid LPG to gas, an air compressor, and a propane air mixer to blend the vaporized LPG with compressed air.  LPG truck unloading equipment along with storage tanks for on-site LPG storage are also required as well as a pump for moving LPG from storage to vaporizer.

TansTech Energy designs propane air stand-by systems for government, utility, municipal, manufacturing and industrial applications.  We offer custom engineered and turnkey solutions for our clients who have the need to instantaneously and temporarily replace or limit their primary natural gas supply consumption.  Systems are delivered fully tested and functional with all required piping, wiring and controls.

Our synthetic natural gas stand-by systems provide a continuous fuel supply, allowing our customers to maintain fully functional operations while delivering flexibility, cost savings—and peace of mind, by reducing the risk of potentially catastrophic business consequences of fuel supply interruption.

Contact us to speak with one of our standby fuel system experts:  888-206-4563