Amsterdam, The Netherlands (June 03, 2014) – OPRA Turbines B.V., a manufacturer of gas turbines and a leading provider of gas turbine driven power solutions, today announced the successful development of a new product, the OP16-3C gas turbine.
The OP16-3C has the same engine core as the well-proven OP16-3A/B gas turbines and has the same power rating (1.85 MWe). However the OP16-3C features a new combustor (patent pending) specifically designed to burn ultra-low calorific gaseous and liquid fuels. A wide range of fuels can be utilized including, but not limited to, waste gas, syngas, biogas, coal derived gas, pyrolysis oil and ethanol.
The OP16-3C can run on fuels with heating values as low as 10 MJ/kg and under certain conditions fuel with even lower heating values. The combustor has been tested on several fuels including pyrolysis oil and a syngas with a heating value of 6 MJ/kg. It can operate in dual fuel mode with a high-calorific fuel (liquid or gas) as a back-up fuel, and in bi-fuel mode where a supplementary fuel can be used to boost an ultra lean fuel.
‘The OP16-3C will widen the market for OPRA considerably, enabling OPRA to further enter the waste to energy market as well as cater for the growing demand of alternative and oftentimes challenging fuels within industrial combined heat and power (CHP) and remote oil and gas fields. The ability to run on these ultra-low calorific value fuels is revolutionary and unique compared to other gas turbines currently available on the market.'' Regine Mowill (Marketing Director, OPRA Turbines)
The OP16 series of gas turbines have a robust and unique all radial rotor configuration allowing for operation on both flare gas and biofuels with higher levels of contaminants. The engines are environmentally friendly, featuring low emissions combustion, and dual fuel capabilities. Low maintenance, high availability and a compact package are added benefits for remote oil fields and urban areas alike. OPRA has delivered to a broad range of customers including large industrial groups, oil and gas majors as well as smaller factories and resorts.
For further information contact:
Regine Mowill, Marketing Director, OPRA Turbines