Creative Thinking and Novel Technology Resolve Production
The Customer Challenge
A major U.S. oil refinery wanted to help
improve a unit’s performance by increasing the tonnage of
temperature control equipment. More utility power would be
required to accommodate the increase.
However, the refinery’s EH&S
department denied the installation because additional generation
exhaust would push NOx emissions too close to EPA limits. Thus the
refinery needed a more environmentally sound solution.
The Aggreko Solution
Aggreko proposed using a new piece of
equipment, the Aggreko Selective Catalytic
Converter, to resolve the dilemma. Selective Catalytic
Reduction would convert most of the NOx in the equipment exhaust
streams to harmless nitrogen and water. The solution would enable
the plant to add equipment and boost performance without
approaching EPA regulated NOx limits.
department worked side by side with the refinery’s
EH&S department to test and implement the Aggreko power
generator and SCR units. Thanks to the process and safety expertise
of the Aggreko team, the refinery was able to rapidly deploy the
solutions it needed and achieve its performance goals without
environmental or compliance concerns.
The Benefit to the Customer
The Aggreko installation reduced NOx
emissions in the generator exhaust streams by 90%,which in turn
allowed for environmentally friendly operation of the additional
rental utility equipment.