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One of the reasons micro turbines may be preferred over internal combustion engines is their ability to operate on very low BTU gas – often associated with landfills, manure and digester facilities at waste water treatment facilities. However, all of these sources of bio gas also include impurities like sulfur, siloxenes (a byproduct of industrial lubricants, cosmetics, hairspray and deodorants) and grit. There are a half a dozen of predominant siloxene molecules and all contain silicon. These elements must be effectively removed from the gas stream to preclude fouling the equipment and running outside factory warranties: the service life can be reduced by a factor of 10 if these elements are not filtered out.


Other bio gases as the result of a gasification process may also required such as tire gasification may have a heavy trace of sulfur and higher order hydrogenated carbon compounds that must be removed. Flare gas is the remnant of an oil extracting process may also have unsavory elements that must be extracted. To facilitate a bumper-to-bumper micro turbine-based CHP solution, Preon (Seattle Office) has aligned with the leading manufacturer of gas conditioning skids, Applied Filter Technologies of Snohomish Washington, to provide an integrated solutioin. Most engine manufacturers require 200 ppm of siloxenes – the Applied Filter Technologies “gas skids” will provide 20 ppm of siloxenes. Preon is proactive with a Specification of a combined gas skid – micro turbine power plant for specifying engineers designing power plants for municipal waste water treatment plant digester or a landfill. Preon has the ability to take responsibility for bumper-to-bumper commissioning and maintenance for the integrated gas skid-power plant.