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Posted by jag on September 27, 2012, 12:47 am
How is the best way to generate electricity from natural gas over the long
haul. I worry about the long term continuous duty cycle on piston engine
type generators. Is there another way?


Posted by Congoleum Breckenridge on September 27, 2012, 2:04 am
On 9/26/2012 8:47 PM, jag wrote:

Air-bearing, direct drive, Gas Turbine. (Capstone Microturbine)

Posted by v8z on September 27, 2012, 2:02 pm

As others have stated, more information is needed - i.e. amount of power,
cost of NG supply, etc., etc.

One option for long term durability in a much lower tech form would be an
oilfield cathodic genset.  These are large bore, single cylinder, low RPM NG
engines combined with a matched genset that are designed and built for long
term, low maintainence operation.  Typically used to power the cathode
protection on NG and oil transport lines in remote locations.  The engines
themselves are used to operate pumps on wellheads in remote locations,
running on NG supplied directly from the well. Technology has been around
since the mid-20's...


Posted by v8z on September 30, 2012, 7:25 pm

There are some vids of "Arrow engine" on youtube as well

Posted by news on September 27, 2012, 3:27 am

Boil water to get steam and spin a turbine instead of running a
pistion engine.

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