Cappy is expanding:
Director of Internal Audit Chatsworth, CA, United States
Sr. Product Integration Engineer Chatsworth, CA, United States
Manager, EHS & Facilities Van Nuys, CA, United States
Focus Factory Manager Van Nuys, CA, United States
Inventory Control Supervisor Van Nuys, CA, United States
Material Handler Van Nuys, CA, United States
Strategic Sourcing Manager Chatsworth, CA, United States
Quality Engineer Chatsworth, CA, United States
Quality Technician/Inspector Van Nuys, CA, United States
Sales & Marketing
Applications Engineer, OEM Power Generation Chatsworth, CA, United States
Business Development Mgr, Oil & Gas Chatsworth, CA, United States
Media Relations Coordinator Chatsworth, CA, United States
Product Manager, Power Products
Wrightspeed - San Jose, CA
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If you’re attending WEFTEC®, the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (Sept. 27 – Oct. 1), you’re concerned about the management of your project’s water resources. Water and energy are deeply connected, and cogeneration technology can ensure that you get the most from both resources.
Microturbines powered by biogas or natural gas generate electricity onsite and reduce utility demand, costs, and risks. And with cogeneration, you get a second helping of efficiency. The turbine exhaust heat pulls double duty as:
Hot water generation
Waste water disinfection for safe discharge or recycling
Bring your questions about power, hot water, and cogeneration and speak with a Regatta rep while you’re at the WEFTEC exhibition. To ensure we connect, book an appointment!
OMG...great post man on the moon...
Makon Power Systems ‘MPS’ Is A Subsidiary Of Makon Group.
MPS provides customized LPG powered generating sets, Micro Turbines and Gas Engines for prime power/continuous power and standby/emergency power that runs on a variety of gaseous fuel for Industrial and Commercial applications.
We offer a wide variety of services for power generation projects and our factory trained, certified engineers and technicians are equipped with state of the art tools and diagnostic equipment. They are uniquely qualified to preserve and enhance the performance edge of your Microturbine and LPG powered generators.See services for further information.
Our mission is to provide the best technological solution and service that provides unmatched level of reliability with the lowest operating and environmental costs.
Makon Group is an international organisation with its business interests spanning Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Operation and Maintenance (EPICOM) for Oil and Gas Facilities, Upstream/Downstream Operations, Refined Petroleum and Speciality Products Supply, Power Generation and Distribution Services etc.
Makon Group started operations through her pioneer subsidiary, Makon Engineering and Technical Services Limited, in 1997 as an instrumentation, Automation and Control Systems Company and has through the years evolved to a major Engineering, Packaged Equipment provider, Procurement and Construction/Installation business that has global competitive edge.
Our team reflects the experience of over 15 years in Oil and Gas business, and is committed to excellence through systematic and disciplined management of our operations. We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards and behanve in ways that earn the trust of our clients.
We are determined and committed to improving our business and procedures for an Enduring Legacy.
FedEx is utilizing C30’s in a package delivery box truck application. The Northern California refuse hauler is utilizing C65’s in their garbage truck application. These follow-on orders were not part of the Capstone $175M backlog as of June 30, 2014.
30,000 W700 delivery truck fleet...if the prototypes work, are they gonna retrofit the whole fleet?
The Project has adopted the following Renewable Energy Measures:
• Photo-voltaic (PV) system on the podium building roof, providing approximately 3% of the Project’s
annual electrical consumption
• Purchase of approximately 7% of the Project’s annual electrical consumption from local service
providers of Green Power
• Cogeneration plant using a nominal 1-MW microturbine, providing approximately 20% of the Project’s
annual electrical consumption (the cogeneration plant is capable of providing 6,307 MWhr/year of on-site
electrical generation, supporting 780 tons of absorption cooling, and providing up to 50 percent of the
Project’s annual heating and hot water needs)
The proposed rooftop PV system and the 1-MW microturbine cogeneration plant together are estimated
to reduce CO2 emissions by 662 tons/year. The on-site power combination from PV and a cogeneration
plant, along with the purchase of green power, will ensure that approximately 30% of the facility's annual
electricity will be qualified as renewable energy for the property.
Solar energy panels and onsite micro-turbine energy plant that will cleanly and efficiently generate approximately 23% of the resorts annual electricity and 50% of the resort’s annual heating and hot water needs.
I don't think it will be that easy...
Company holds solution to National Security.
Company run by people who think small.
Conglomerates want company just BEFORE first profit...
It won't be that easy....hard to predict how-when-howmuch, but I would not want to be tooooooo short right now...
I hope the stooges running the company were smart enough to have considered the importance of this question...
What is happening in Napa is just another example of why the Cappy microturbine may be massively deployed in coming years...They represent a reliable alternative to the grid for essential power needs if-when the grid goes black.
Beyond this stupid board, it is my hope that somebody somewhere recognizes that Cappy may provide a critical piece for solving an Achilles heel problem of national security...the grid.
On December 12, 2008, the California Air Resources Board approved the Truck and Bus regulation to significantly reduce particulate matter, or PM, and oxides of nitrogen emissions from existing diesel vehicles operating in California. This summary has been updated to describe amendments that were approved by the Air Resources Board (ARB/Board) on April 25, 2014.
What vehicles are affected by the truck and bus regulation?
The regulation applies to nearly all diesel fueled trucks and buses with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 14,000 pounds that are privately or federally owned and for privately and publicly owned school buses.
Starting January 1, 2012, heavier trucks were required to meet the engine model year schedule shown to the left. Fleets that comply with the schedule must install the best available PM filter on 1996 model year and newer engines and replace the vehicle 8 years later. Trucks with 1995 model year and older engines must be replaced starting 2015. Replacements with a 2010 model year or newer engines meet the final requir ments, but owners can also replace with used trucks that h ave a future compliance date on the schedule. For example, a replacement with a 2007 model year engine complies until 2023. By 2023, all trucks andbuses must have 2010 model year engines with few exceptions.
Can someone confirm that the garbage trucks have their own set of rules?
This legislation seems to extend to ALL trucks in California....can you say FEDEX leadingthe way,,,Can you say Walmart leading the way...geez, wow, golly-mo...
Nice post Century.
more from that blog...
Consider the alternatives: According to the ARB, engines in heavy vehicles (buses as well as trucks) built prior to 1994 must be replaced next year by model year 2010 or newer engines. Engines built in 1994 or 1995 must be replaced in 2016.
Engines built between 1996 and 1999 can get by with a PM (particulate matter) filter until 2020, after which they’ll need a 2010 or newer engine. Engines built between 2000 and 2004 can get by with a PM filter until 2021, those built in 2005 or 2006 are okay with a PM filter until 2022, and those built between 2007 and 2009 can go until 2023, but after that they all must be replaced. Beginning January 1, 2020, all trucks and buses operating in California will need to be upgraded to 2010 model year engines. The ARB estimates that its regulation applies to nearly one million diesel vehicles operating in California, so reducing pollution from heavy vehicles is a big deal.
And the ARB doesn’t stop there. A good number of medium-duty delivery trucks – the ones that drive a lot of miles each day – will also be able to benefit from Wrightspeed’s technology to avoid a premature demise. Earlier this year FedEx Express took delivery of Wrightspeed’s medium-duty product, the Route, which replaces a truck’s diesel engine, transmission, and differential and, like the Route HD, improves on fuel economy and maintenance costs and exceeds CARB’s emission standards by a factor of ten.
Wright says FedEx has already ordered more Routes. Counting both medium-duty and heavy trucks, Wright estimates his firm’s annual market opportunity at approximately $5 billion.
The company is ramping up as quickly as it can find qualified people. It bears watching.
I was looking at a pdf "Two Bridges Beyond the Grid" about infrastructure planning on the lower east side post-Sandy...included microturbines.
I enjoyed reading the Beyond the Grid Project Objectives:
Develop partnerships between residents, community-based organizations, small businesses and agencies, to establish a community-based resilient energy and communications network.
Install energy efficient combined heating and power (CHP) systems to reduce carbon emissions that contribute to climate change; these systems can still operate in the event of a power outage.
Strengthen communications using a community wireless network powered by green energy.
Protect buildings from flooding and weather extremes.
Provide important information to the community in times of crisis and fair weather.
That made me remember the idea of retrofitting boilers and such for green/efficient energy... a DOE focus. That led me to the flexCHP pdf....so I posted.
Given the right motivation, 85% efficient energy generation conceived for one application will be deployed for something completely different...time will tell.
Interesting stuff, as there are so many applications for these turbines.
Utilizing Supplemental Ultra-Low-NOx Burner Technology to Meet Emissions Standards and Improve System Efficiency
This project developed a Flexible Combined Heat and Power
(FlexCHP) system that incorporates new burner technology into
a 65-kilowatt (kW) microturbine and 100-horsepower (HP) heat
The FlexCHP-65 system consists of Johnston Boiler Company
100-horsepower firetube boiler, GTI-developed supplemental Ultra-
Low-NOx burner, and Capstone C65 microturbine.
Based on a market study conducted by GTI, the new technology
will have greatest potential in the replacement boiler market
in regions with high electricity costs and stringent emissions
standards, such as California and the Northeastern states
Lumpy...what a BS term, mockery of a sham excuse for low revenue and no profit...
"Darboy was in the front of the room giving his CC when he suddenly got a huge lumpy."
Sternip, bring it down, as I want much more under a buck...
Fedex order was MOST interesting.
Growth in oil applications was next.
Lack of shipments to Russia (on the map) was concerning.
Too many promises...is the backlog because they build the engines like musical instruments...one at a time....the mention of Lewis was interesting in this respect.
Lumpy this, lumpy that...sounded like stinky lumpy to me....should remove that word from his vocabulary...
I'll listen again and insert the word $$$$hitty for lumpy, might make more sense.
A teacher talks to her students about what would happen if energy was like imagination. “What would happen if energy could come from anything? Or if power could go anywhere? Or if light could seek out the dark? What would happen if that happens? Anything.” As she speaks the answers to her questions are brought to life. Garbage flies through the air and is sucked up into a garbage powered generator or sorts. Turbines fly through the desert searching for people in need of power. Finally, street lamp bulbs grow wings and fly through the city looking for new places to light up. “Imagination is taking energy to new places.”
I think Walmart likes profit...less $$ on trucks/fuel over a 20 year horizon means more profit...
BTW: did you read the latest interview from Wright?
Below is some of it...whole interview says he is committed to Cappy IMHO.
Your powertrain includes a micro-turbine generator. Tell me more about that.
Wright: It’s an engine that burns fuel and drives an electric generator that charges the battery. The interesting thing about a generator duty cycle for an engine is that it’s pretty hard work. If you want to run the engine at its most efficient speed and load, it’s actually pretty hard on the engine. If you were to take a little 4-cylinder car engine, they usually run about 5,000 hours for a car, so most of the time they’re not working very hard. If you take one of those engines and put it on a generator at wide open throttle and full power, you’ll be lucky to get five hundred hours out of it. If you look at stationary generators, conventional piston ones, a 30 kW stationary diesel generator will have a 4-cylinder Cummins engine, it will run 1,800 rpm, it’ll weigh 2,000 pounds and it’ll run for 10,000 hours at full power. That’s way too big and heavy to put in a vehicle.
However, if you use a gas turbine for the engine, then suddenly it all changes. They run very much faster – the one we use runs at 96,000 rpm. The 30 kW generator assembly is about as big as a one-liter bottle of Coke. And the engine itself isn’t much bigger. That engine doesn’t have a lubrication system, it runs on air bearings and there’s only one moving part. So, that engine will run 40,000 hours at full power. That’s a big deal. The thing weighs 220 pounds in total, so it’s about ten percent of the weight of a stationary engine and it’s got at least four times the life of the heavy ones and forty times the life of the light ones.
Request to the green fruit and her fellow bashers....
Please drop it down to a buck or less, as I want to make a large purchase.
AND Remember, you work for me....nickel a hit.
"The big winners are expected to be natural gas and plug-in hybrid vehicles, though diesel vehicles will still account for about 3 out of every 4 commercial vehicles on the road. But even the standard diesel trucks are making huge gains towards better fuel economy as private companies like WalMart seek ways to reduce transportation and fuel expenses with purpose-built hybrid trucks like the WAVE. Over the lifetime of a semi-truck, using CNG fuel can save as much as $150,000 per vehicle. WalMart employs some 6,000 trucks alone; now multiply those savings, and suddenly you’re looking at the next massive bonus for corporate executives!"
Yeeha Charmin is the fool...specializes in chemicals...article posted around midnight...her topic was the earnings call from 10 days ago....now that's chemicals...or just desperate shorts....
my favorite quote: "it might be wise to not get overly excited next time Capstone announces a fresh order from a U.S.-based oil and gas producer"
Let that sink in... "it might be wise to not get overly excited next time Capstone announces a fresh order from a U.S.-based oil and gas producer"
Neha is brilliant!