Capstone Turbine Corporation(Nasdaq:CPST), the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, has announced it received an order for the first C1000 Power Package from an oil & gas producer in Southern California.
The C1000, sold by Capstone distributor Regatta Solutions, based in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., will be commissioned this spring in a combined heat and power (CHP) application to save operating and maintenance costs and avoid flaring, one of the most challenging energy and environmental problems today at oil & gas sites and landfills.
Rather than flare the waste gas, a byproduct from the drilling process, the C1000 will use the associated gas as fuel to generate low-emission electricity onsite to power the plant's pumps and infrastructure systems.
The microturbine exhaust will heat water for the free-water knockout process—or three phase separator process—to separate gas, oil, and water.
"This order confirms our client's confidence in Capstone's full line of ultra low-emission microturbines," said Steve Acevedo, Regatta Solutions President. "Oil & gas producers across the country have demanding power needs and Capstone microturbines of all sizes meet these requirements with the added benefit of environmental efficiency."
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