Combined Heat & Power
Versatile LPP Combustion Power Systems
Highly-efficient combined heat and power systems (CHP) are more-feasibly deployed when enabled by the expanded fueling options made possible with LPP Combustion multi-fuel capabilities.
In areas where natural gas is either not available or prohibitively expensive, deployment of CHP systems has been limited. Fuel scarcity is the impediment. (These systems depend upon high-temperature exhaust-heat produced by gas-turbine generators designed to use natural gas as fuel.) When liquid fuels are available, the substitute gas is created at the site where it is consumed.
LPP Combustion’s liquid fuel vaporization capability eliminates the fuel scarcity obstacle to deployment by improving fuel-supply options to include many locally-available liquid fuels. Such liquid fuels are more easily transported and stored than the natural gas for which these serve as a substitute.
When configured in highly-efficient 'combined heat and power' (CHP) mode, multi-fuel LPP Combustion Power Systems also optionally provide:
Hot-water / Steam
Air-conditioning (AC) / Refrigeration
There is no extra fuel consumption needed to produce these CHP services. Special add-on exhaust heat-recovery equipment is used, leveraging the fuel already expended in the generator to produce electricity.
LPP Combustion equipment is sized to match power requirements, so any size of CHP application is possible:
a small medical clinic requiring electricity, hot-water/steam, and pharmacy refrigeration
An island resort hotel needing electricity, air-conditioning, and food refrigerated storage
An industrial manufacturing plant requiring power and process-steam
A beef processing plant or dairy farm
A dedicated electric, heat and AC system replacing an old, inefficient, polluting building boiler
A large-scale warehouse cold-storage for port operations or a computer data center
In-place gas-turbine power plants can be up-graded to multi-fuel CHP systems by installing the modular LPP Combustion equipment on the front-end and heat-recovery equipment on the tail-end exhaust. The LPP Liquid Fuel Preparation Unit, attaches to the standard fuel-intake of the gas-turbine without modification. Expanded fuel-supply options improve reliability and viability for baseload operation of gas-turbine power systems.
Multi-fuel capability provides opportunities for procurement of lower-cost fuels that in turn reduce overall operating costs. Owners of gas-turbine CHP systems can forego a costly 'dual-fuel upgrade' which would otherwise be needed to use diesel fuel (yielding high-emissions and spewing soot) in addition to natural gas.
LPP Combustion equipment enables low-emissions use of diesel and other liquid fuels, ensuring compliance with air-quality regulations and significantly reducing the amount of soot (particulate matter) released into the air.
Turbine-based combined heat and power systems, fueled by liquid fuels vaporized on-site via LPP Combustion equipment, obviate any need for funding new natural gas pipeline distribution infrastructure.