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Title: Cost-Effective Reciprocating Engine Emissions Control and Monitoring for E&P Field and Gathering Engines

Abstract

This report highlights work done on a project intended to lower the cost of environmental compliance and expedite project permitting for Exploration and Production (E&P) operators by identifying, developing, testing, and commercializing emissions control and monitoring technologies. Promising technologies have already been identified and developed. Current work focuses on testing these promising technologies. Specifically, several technologies are being tested in the laboratory for application to lean-burn engines or fully characterized on-site for use with rich-burn engines. Upon completion of these tests, the most cost-effective and robust technologies will be tested in the field and commercialization will ensue. During this quarter, progress in laboratory testing for lean-burn engines was limited by maintenance issues on the KSU Ajax DP-115. The difficulties that required maintenance to be performed will likely require that the 180 psig prototype valve be tested in the future, if possible. The maintenance was performed, and it is expected that the Ajax will be available for testing in the coming quarter. Although laboratory testing was slowed as a result of maintenance issues, progress in experimental characterization of technologies has been significant. NSCR systems will be characterized as applied to rich-burn engines on-site. This characterization will ensure high-quality data in finalmore » field testing on rich-burn engines and is considered to be essential, despite that the work requires the delay of official field testing until 2008. Many preliminary and administrative tasks have been completed, including initial site selection, official proposal submittal, and beginning a process to approve necessary changes to installed field engines.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Kansas State University
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
901194
DOE Contract Number:  
FC26-02NT15464
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; 03 NATURAL GAS; ENGINES; AIR POLLUTION CONTROL; AIR POLLUTION MONITORING; EXHAUST GASES; FIELD PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT

Citation Formats

Kirby S. Chapman, and Sarah R. Nuss-Warren. Cost-Effective Reciprocating Engine Emissions Control and Monitoring for E&P Field and Gathering Engines. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.2172/901194.
Kirby S. Chapman, & Sarah R. Nuss-Warren. Cost-Effective Reciprocating Engine Emissions Control and Monitoring for E&P Field and Gathering Engines. United States. doi:10.2172/901194.
Kirby S. Chapman, and Sarah R. Nuss-Warren. Sun . "Cost-Effective Reciprocating Engine Emissions Control and Monitoring for E&P Field and Gathering Engines". United States. doi:10.2172/901194. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/901194.
@article{osti_901194,
title = {Cost-Effective Reciprocating Engine Emissions Control and Monitoring for E&P Field and Gathering Engines},
author = {Kirby S. Chapman and Sarah R. Nuss-Warren},
abstractNote = {This report highlights work done on a project intended to lower the cost of environmental compliance and expedite project permitting for Exploration and Production (E&P) operators by identifying, developing, testing, and commercializing emissions control and monitoring technologies. Promising technologies have already been identified and developed. Current work focuses on testing these promising technologies. Specifically, several technologies are being tested in the laboratory for application to lean-burn engines or fully characterized on-site for use with rich-burn engines. Upon completion of these tests, the most cost-effective and robust technologies will be tested in the field and commercialization will ensue. During this quarter, progress in laboratory testing for lean-burn engines was limited by maintenance issues on the KSU Ajax DP-115. The difficulties that required maintenance to be performed will likely require that the 180 psig prototype valve be tested in the future, if possible. The maintenance was performed, and it is expected that the Ajax will be available for testing in the coming quarter. Although laboratory testing was slowed as a result of maintenance issues, progress in experimental characterization of technologies has been significant. NSCR systems will be characterized as applied to rich-burn engines on-site. This characterization will ensure high-quality data in final field testing on rich-burn engines and is considered to be essential, despite that the work requires the delay of official field testing until 2008. Many preliminary and administrative tasks have been completed, including initial site selection, official proposal submittal, and beginning a process to approve necessary changes to installed field engines.},
doi = {10.2172/901194},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Sun Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}

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