An Exceptionally Efficient and Unique Power Conversion System, Which Converts Wasted Letdown Energy from Pressure to Power
HOUSTON, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Helix Power Generators, Inc., an authorized dealer for Langson Energy, Inc., promotes, sells and services the device known as the Gas Letdown Generator™. The Gas Letdown Generator™ is an efficient power generating system which converts wasted letdown pressure from pipelines into affordable, clean electrical power that businesses can use for their own power needs or sell as excess power. Thus, the Gas Letdown Generator™ turns wasted energy From Pressure to Profit.
Rick Dixon, President and owner of Helix Power Generators, Inc., states the Gas Letdown Generator™ is capable of directly utilizing and exploiting the energy in waste pressure from virtually any source, without expensive, efficiency-reducing heat exchangers or organic mediums to transfer energy. The Gas Letdown Generator™ is a positive displacement device unaffected by variations in pressures and flows and is capable of directly utilizing the pressure found in natural gas, wet steam, dry steam, geothermal fluid, water, biogas, or similar type of pressure or steam, providing significant economic and performance advantages over traditional and non-traditional waste energy capture devices. The Gas Letdown Generator™ should be the choice of every major corporation who can implement this technology, due to its affordability, zero emissions, low cost of power, and low cost of maintenance.
Dixon explains that the "disruptive technology" behind the Gas Letdown Generator™ provides an efficient alternative which makes use of the wasted energy in gas pressure letdown stations and at citygates, converting this pressure into usable electricity, creating huge power cost savings. The current use of JT Valves (pressure reduction valves) where the pressure is mechanically reduced can now be supplemented with the Gas Letdown Generator™. The amount of power that can be produced with the Gas Letdown Generator™ depends primarily on how much flow is in the pipeline and how much pressure is letdown or reduced. For the first time, the wasted kinetic energy existing in gas pipelines throughout the world can be converted into clean, baseload power, which offers the lowest capital and operating costs of generation technologies with no carbon emissions. The baseload power allows the generator to run 24/7 with bearing maintenance every 50,000 hours or 5.71 years, on an average. Typical users of the Gas Letdown Generator™ include industrial companies, municipalities, local distributors, military and national defense agencies, and power producers with access to pressure reduction stations. Often, this low-cost baseload power can provide enough electricity to reduce the impact of power blackouts. Additionally, low-cost cooling and refrigeration are available by-products of the system's low outlet temperatures.
The new technology within this generator overcomes the challenges of high capital costs, high maintenance and expensive implementations which have hindered previous attempts at producing power from the energy in the pressure of natural gas pipelines. In gas pressure reduction stations and city gates, natural gas is traditionally directed through pressure reduction valves and regulators. However, the Gas Letdown Generator™ provides an efficient alternative which makes use of the stored energy, converting the pressure into usable electricity for less than 3 cents per kWh. This new 2012 Edison Award winning innovation in generators utilizes leading technology and makes use of readily available and proven off-the-shelf components, keeping the capital investment to implement the generator to a fraction of what would be required for turbine, solar or wind technologies.
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