Cogeneration or ‘combined heat and power’ (CHP) is an efficient way to simultaneously generate both electric power and useful thermal energy (for heating or cooling)—from a single fuel source.
In other words, rather than purchasing electricity from the grid and generating heat with an on-site furnace or boiler, a CHP generator delivers both of these energy outputs in one efficient step, by taking advantage of ‘waste heat’, which is inherent to the production of electricity, to produce both electricity and useful thermal energy at once.
CHP can be more efficient—up to 80% or more—and cost-effective than providing heat and electricity separately, which generally requires more fuel.
CHP facilities are most amenable to industrial users with heat or steam demands, such as refineries and process plants, with the majority of industrial CHP capacity found in the chemicals, petroleum refining, and pulp and paper industries. Food and primary metals industries make up most of the remaining CHP, though cogeneration applications can also be found in the commercial sector, for heating and air conditioning, such as at airports, universities and hospitals.
Propane fueled CHP systems are gaining importance for their ability to provide heat and generate electricity with far greater efficiency—in addition to producing lower carbon emissions than conventional heating and grid-supplied power.
And propane fueled systems can be installed virtually anywhere - regardless of their vicinity to gas lines. Easily liquefied under pressure, propane is filled into storage tanks and cylinders that can be readily transported as LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) to end user customers by truck and rail.
At volumes that are 270 times reduced from its natural state, LPG is efficiently stored in on-site storage tanks until it is needed, making it particularly ideal for remote locations, but readily available to all users.
Bulk tank storage provides an ideal solution for supporting high levels of LPG comsumption. Above-ground storage tanks are available in an array of sizes up to 120,000 gallons and for larger installations and terminals multiple tanks can be linked together to serve any need. Underground tanks are also available.
We also offer custom engineered and turn-key solutions and services for LPG storage and transfer including new and used LPG storage tanks; custom vessel specification, design and fabrication; bulk plant and terminal design, engineering and construction; logistics coordination; field services including installation and training; maintenance, startup and commissioning services.
Call us today to speak with one of our LPG/Propane fueled co-generation/CHP specialists about your next project at: 1-888-206-4563
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