Urban Pollution & HVAC
Versatile LPP Combustion Power Systems
Lower operating costs for building boilers using liquid fuels. Install low-emissions, liquid-fueled combined heat and power (CHP) systems, providing heat, hot-water and air conditioning (AC) for buildings. Emissions are on par with natural gas.
LPP Combustion equipment enables low-emissions use of heating oil in existing boilers used for building heating systems, ensuring compliance with air-quality regulations and significantly reducing the amount of soot (particulate matter) released into the air.
In-place boiler systems can be up-graded to low-emissions, multi-fuel capability via installation of the modular LPP Combustion front-end Fuel Preparation Unit.
Liquid fuel vaporization capability also removes an obstacle to wider adoption of the more highly-efficient gas-turbine combined heat and power systems (CHP) for urban building HVAC by utilizing the existing heating oil fuel distribution infrastructure to create a substitute for natural gas on-demand. The substitute gas is created at the site where it is consumed - at the building.
In urban areas, heating oil fuel distribution piping and on-site storage are not easily replaced. (For example, it would be difficult to dig up the entirety of Madison Avenue in Manhattan in order to lay a new natural gas piping distribution system to fuel gas-turbines for low-emissions power and building heat.)
Turbine-based building heat and power systems, fueled by heating oil vaporized on-site via LPP Combustion equipment, obviate any need for funding new natural gas distribution infrastructure.
Gas-turbines configured for combined heat and power and boilers gain multi-fuel capability with LPP Combustion equipment, providing some options for fuel procurement. For example, some on-site fuel storage would enable use of biofuels in urban heating and power applications and would also provide emergency back-up fuel supply. Owners of urban 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.