Capstone Microturbine

Capstone for Italian Pasta Producer

June 1, 2016 in CHP/combined heat & power, Industrial by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Order Reflects ‘Strengthening of the European Market’

Capstone Turbine Corp reported an order for a natural gas-fired C600S microturbine for combined heat and power by Italy’s Il Pastaio di Maffei yesterday, and said the order “demonstrates the strengthening of the European market and continued growth of CHP applications worldwide.” updated June 6

Capstone president and CEO Darren Jamison also said, “Forward looking executives at companies such as Maffei are increasingly looking at ways to improve operating results while simultaneously reducing their air emissions and total carbon footprint.”

The natural gas-fueled C600S microturbine for Italian pasta maker Il Pastaio di Maffei is to be commissioned in December.

The natural gas-fueled C600S microturbine for Italian pasta maker Il Pastaio di Maffei is to be commissioned in December.

IBT Group, Capstone’s Italian distributor, secured the Maffei order, which is expected to be commissioned in December 2016.

Saturated Steam for Food Production

“This is our second significant order from IBT Group this quarter,” Jamison said.

The natural gas-fueled C600S unit for Maffei is to produce primary power and three tons of saturated steam per hour using a co-fired steam boiler. “The 600-kilowatt microturbine will operate in a grid connect configuration at over 80% system efficiency,” Capstone says, “which will significantly lower the site’s grid reliance and reduce the company’s carbon footprint.”

‘A Perfect Application’

Family-owned Maffei has been making pasta since 1960 and is now a globally recognized brand, Capstone says: “Working directly with IBT Group, Maffei selected Capstone microturbines for their ability to efficiently produce saturated steam for pasta production and their ability to be easily expanded to a C1000 to support larger energy loads in the future.”

“Steam-based microturbine CHP is a perfect application for food manufacturing as it simultaneously reduces costs and maximizes operational efficiency.”

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Source: Capstone with HHP Insight follow-up

Capstone Upgrades C1000 Microturbine

December 11, 2015 in Distributed Power, new products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

C1000S Aimed Especially at CHP and CCHP Applications

Capstone Turbine has upgraded its fuel-versatile, 1,000-kilowatt C1000 microturbine, introducing the C1000S microturbine with better heat recovery and filtration, and an improved enclosure.
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Capstone Turbine for West Africa Oil Rig

September 8, 2015 in E&P Operations by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

C600 Microturbine to Run Otherwise Wasted Casing Gas

Southern California’s Capstone Turbine reports an order for a C600 microturbine to power oil processing equipment and electrical submersible pumps on an oil platform off the western coast of Africa.
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Capstone Turbine for Kineticor Power

July 29, 2015 in Distributed Power, E&P Operations by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Megawatt Unit to Help Put Flare Gas to Work in Canada

Southern California’s Capstone Turbine reports an order for a C1000 microturbine to be installed at a power generation facility owned by Kineticor Resource Corp. Kineticor is a Canadian energy services company that provides customized and onsite power generation solutions effectively converting by-product gas to usable power.

Capstone’s distributor Horizon Power Systems secured the order. The unit is expected to be commissioned in October.

Capstone C1000 microturbine

Capstone C1000 microturbine

“The grid connect C1000 microturbine will utilize the associated gas, also known as flare gas, produced by a central Saskatchewan energy company through a successfully negotiated power purchase agreement,” Capstone says, adding that its C1000 was chosen for fuel economics and its ability to effectively run on gas with high levels of hydrogen sulfide.

High Sulfide Gas Gives Capstone an Edge

“Throughout western Canada Horizon Power Systems has seen more interest in using highly reliable Capstone microturbines to convert flare gas to useable energy,” said Horizon president Sam Henry says in Capstone’s Kineticor announcement.

“The fuel flexibility of Capstone microturbines is a critical competitive advantage,” he said. “The high level of hydrogen sulfide in this fuel makes traditional reciprocating engine generator sets and other power sources difficult to employ, but Capstone microturbines operate seamlessly across a wide variety of fuels.”

“Strict guidelines have been imposed under the Saskatchewan Energy and Resource Directive S-10 to reduce the flaring, incinerating and venting of associated gas,” said Jim Crouse, executive sales and marketing VP at Capstone.

“Capstone microturbines can efficiently run on this often wasted resource to generate clean energy for end users,” he said.

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Source: Capstone with HHP Insight follow-up

 

Capstone Gets Eagle Ford Follow-On Order

July 16, 2015 in Distributed Power, E&P Operations by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Two Megawatts of Microturbine Power from On-Site Gas

Capstone Turbine reported this morning a follow-on order for two of its 1000-kilowatt C1000 microturbines for a customer in the Eagle Ford Shale.
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E-Finity’s Capstone Turbine Skid Units

May 29, 2015 in Distributed Power, E&P Operations by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

C30 & C65 Units in a Single Compact Package
That ‘Can Be Powered Up in a Matter of Hours’

Pennsylvania’s E-Finity Distributed Generation is promoting a package combining fuel-versatile Capstone C30 and C65 turbines on a single customizable skid. “The skid package,” Jerry Todd, senior sales engineer for E-Finity’s oil and gas division, says in a release, “is a result of listening to our customers and responding to a need.”
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Capstone Expands Marine Offerings

October 16, 2013 in Dual Fuel, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Appoints Six of Its Distributors to Handle Maritime Market

Southern California’s Capstone Turbine Corp is stepping up its presence in the marine market, offering its fuel-versatile microturbines for cargo and other vessels. Capstone has named six of its distributors as marine specialists as it moves to capitalize on its success aboard Deen Shipping’s MV Argonon in The Netherlands, an LNG-diesel dual fuel-powered tanker.
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