24 May 2018

Reducing Emissions and the Benefits to Your Business

Air Purity
 

Reducing emissions is a major goal for businesses in a wide range of industries. It often means lower costs, avoiding government sanctions, and generally making the environment and air better. 

What would reducing the emissions on your business look like? Would it make processes run smoother without damaging the environment? Emissions are something we constantly have to think about because the environment and air is something we experience every single day. 

The American Lung Association just published their State of the Air Report for 2018 with fascinating findings. Research shows that 41% of people in the US are living in areas that have unhealthy levels of ozone or pollution, but progress is being made. There is a continued reduction of year-round pollution that’s made possible by cleaner power plants and an increased usage of cleaner vehicles and engines. 

As progress continues, the risk of premature death via asthma and lung cancer will drastically reduce. 

Currently, Los Angeles has the worst ozone pollution, a finding that has been consistent since the conception of the report, while Bakersfield in California continues to be the city with the worst short-term particle pollution. In addition to LA, there were 15 more US cities that had a higher average of unhealthy days than they did between 2014 and 2016, including New York City, Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia, and San Diego. 

With reduced emissions at the forefront of everyone’s minds with a view to reduce particle and ozone pollution, what can you do for your business?

We offer a range of emission reduction capabilities that can be integrated into many different industries, including construction,, manufacturing, the oil and gas industry, and other utilities. 

Tier4 Engines for Generators and Compressors

For half a century, diesel generators have been a huge part of our world-wide projects. Our newest offering meets the highest standard for clean air set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) . Because they are made with Tier4 engines, they use the lowest amount of nitrogen oxide and particulate matter possible. 

Our diesel compressors are the same, using a Tier4 engine to deliver 100% oil-free air at pressures up to 150psi and flowrates between 200 and 1,500cfm. 

Diesel generators and compressor exhaust levels are within the EPA standards, while their sound attenuating canopies reduce noise. With the help of our Remote Operations Center (ROC), we make sure all our generators and compressors see maximum uptime. 

Natural Gas Generation

Natural gas is the go-to option for many businesses today because it’s cleaner than diesel and considerably cheaper. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, natural gas produces around 85% fewer emissions than diesel with a 25% lower carbon footprint. 

We use something called Lean Burn technology to get the most out of our generators which, when implemented, can provide our clients with up to 50% on fuel savings compared to diesel. 

This also helps our natural gas-powered units to meet even the most demanding emissions guidelines at federal and state levels. 

Hybrid Battery

Our hybrid batteries make it possible for onsite generators to switch to a battery source when lower power requirements are needed. This keeps jobsite and utility lights, security systems, and computers running without the generators having to tap into the daily high-load power capacity.

As a result, idling is eliminated completely and fuel costs are cut by up to 50% because of the reduced emissions (regardless of whether the generator is diesel run or natural gas-powered). 

In one year-long construction project, we installed five hybrid battery systems to provide 500 kW of total power. This led to fuel savings of $1,500 to $1,600 per week or, more specifically, $80,000 of savings in one year. 

Electric Compressors

Like our Tier4 engine-run compressors and generators, our electric compressors can also deliver 100% oil-free air in pressures of up to 150psi and flowrates between 200 and 1,500cfm. They too provide environmental benefits thanks to exhaust levels that come in well below the EPA standards. 

Reducing emissions of plants and utilities is a key goal for many project managers and health, safety, and environment managers. Getting emissions well below the EPA standards is important moving forward as we continue to make progress with our air quality, as demonstrated by the latest report from the American Lung Association. 

Not only does reducing emissions bring many businesses in line with state and federal environmental guidelines, but it can also boost revenue and limit the amount spent on fuel costs. 

We offer a range of different emission reduction services, from diesel-run compressors and generators designed specifically to use less fuel, to hybrid batteries that use less power when it’s not needed and natural gas generation that’s generally more cost-effective than other fuel methods.