Successful Waukesha Conversions to Reduce Emissions
When working with natural gas compression and similar equipment, it is inevitable to produce methane emissions. In addition, the growing production and utilization of natural gas in Canada has undoubtedly increased methane production.
What Exactly Is Methane?
Methane is a colourless, highly flammable gas. The primary usage of methane gas is everything we need that requires natural gas; this includes cooking, heating. For industrial companies, it is used to produce plastic, fertilizers and more.
Consequently, methane is a primary contributor to hazardous air pollutants and potent greenhouse gas. Greenhouse gases trap and hold the heat in the atmosphere, which warm's the Earth's surface. You may also know this as Global Warming.
Though eliminating methane emissions isn't possible, at 24/7 Compression, we are committed to providing greener solutions. After extensive job creation, roughly 15,000 person-hours, we're proud to have finished converting 25 Waukesha L7042GL lean burn technology engines to the new Waukesha L7044GSIS5 with catalyst miller cycle technology.
With methane abetment and emission reduction being the key focus point on this project, completing this was a great success and will positively impact our environment! Not only does this reduce the carbon footprint, but other benefits include a reduction in tier tax, additional HP, and having robust and reliable equipment.
After the engine conversion, we reduced the total CO2e equal to 26,820 tonnes CO2e/year. This is the same as taking 8217 passenger cars off the road, the same as 17,933 homes' electricity use for one year! If this isn't huge, then we don't know what is.
We specialize in gas compression equipment and power generation packages. If you'd like to reduce your carbon footprint, contact us! We have locations in Alberta and British Columbia.