Upgrades & Life Extension
In today’s environment, both the cost and quality of fuel can shift frequently.
Savvy asset managers actively monitor and manage this new reality. Fuel quality and composition variations can significantly influence emissions and combustor dynamics and thus affect equipment operation and reliability. EthosEnergy designs systems that provide operational flexibility to select gas, oil or dual fuel.
Fuel & Auxiliary System Retrofits
Fuel costs can account for upwards of 75 percent of the operating budget of power plant. Even small changes in fuel costs can have a significant impact on the bottom line. Accurate measurement of fuel consumption is critical to maintaining plant profitability.
Often, when a turbine is being modified or upgraded, the fuel system must be significantly changed or replaced entirely. These changes may be instituted in an effort to modernize existing equipment, to reduce operations and maintenance costs or improve reliability.
Flow measurement installations include the measurement of oil, natural gas and water. These systems provide essential data for custody transfer, environmental reporting and turbine performance tuning. Pre-treatment systems pre-condition the fuel by removing undesirable liquids and particulates from the fuel and provide heating as required. This allows for a cleaner burn, extending the life of the hardware and reducing emissions.
Typical fuel solution systems include:
Fuel Conditioning / Treatment
Integrated Modular Skids
An integrated modular skid, sometimes referred to as an auxiliary system, is a self-contained system designed and engineered to meet functional specifications by incorporating the required mechanical equipment, valves, controls, piping, wiring and other components onto a single structural base. This significantly reduces field assembly time and effort as only minimal piping and electrical connections are required once the skid is delivered to the site. A true added value to our customers is our engineers’ expertise in component selection and knowing which components interface well with one another.
Structural steel and pipe welding, assembly, electrical wiring, panel installation, testing, inspection and final shipment of each integrated skid is accomplished in one of our four production facilities. EthosEnergy’s internal process integration results in expertly maintained material, document, and quality control through each step of the manufacturing cycle.
Our skid-based systems can perform flow metering, fuel separation, filtration, heating and analysis that exceed applicable codes and strict industry accuracy standards such as AGA, ASME and API. These include appropriate components to measure fuel mass flow, quality constituencies, composition and BTU or caloric content.
The manufacturing, welding, honing, hydrostatic and NDE testing, inspection and assembly of each flow metering system are performed in EthosEnergy’s global manufacturing locations.
Examples of auxiliary skids include:
For more information on the auxiliary and fuel solutions we provide, please contact us.