Ingersoll Rand Microturbine Certified by California Air Resource Boards
Ingersoll Rand 250kW Microturbine Sets New Environmental Benchmark for Onsite Power Generation Sources -
DAVIDSON, N.C., November 16, 2005 -Ingersoll Rand Energy Systems, a business of leading diversified industrial firm Ingersoll Rand Company Limited, today announced that its Ingersoll Rand 250 kW microturbine system has achieved a significant milestone, becoming the first and only microturbine to be certified by the California Air Resource Boards (CARB) 2007 emissions standards for distributed generation technologies.
To meet the stringent CARB 2007 emissions standards, natural gas fueled distributed generation technologies, such as fuel cells, reciprocating engine-driven generators, and microturbines, must successfully pass a stringent set of emissions limits comparable to the Best Available Control Technology, BACT, standards used in larger and most advanced of central power plants. Ingersoll Rands 250 kW microturbine averages more than two tons fewer nitrous oxide emissions per year than the production of the equivalent amount of electricity from the average central power plant.
The CARB 2007 standard for distributed generation technologies demonstrates Californias leadership in developing the most demanding emissions regulations in the nation, said Jim Watts, product management director, Ingersoll Rand's Energy Systems. With this certification, Ingersoll Rands 250 kW microturbine system has now set a new environmental benchmark for onsite power generation sources.
Along with Ingersoll Rands 250kW microturbine system, four fuel cell systems currently meet the CARB 2007 emissions standards, which go into effect on January 1, 2007. After January 1, 2007, only distributed generation technologies that successfully meet the CARB 2007 emissions standards can be sold in California in areas where site permits are not required.
Designed to help reduce demands on the nation's increasingly overburdened power grids, microturbines are compact, integrated systems comprised of a gas turbine engine, a recuperator and a generator that convert fuel into high quality electricity and thermal energy. Today, microturbines are used in a wide range of environmental, process and commercial applications, such as wastewater treatment and agricultural facilities, landfills, oil production facilities, hospitals and industrial plants.
As a leading developer of distributed-generation power technologies, Ingersoll Rand Energy Systems offers a comprehensive line of microturbine solutions that can deliver energy to supplement public utility grids, and reduce emissions by transforming natural and waste gases into reliable electricity. Ingersoll Rand Energy Systems offers a wide range of consulting and engineering capabilities as well as lease and financing alternatives.
To help customers lower energy expenses, manage business risks and offset infrastructure costs, Ingersoll Rand Energy Systems offers unique environmental and energy solutions, through which the company builds, owns and operates microturbine-based systems that generate on-site electricity and thermal energy.