NEW HYDROGEN TEST ALERT
COOPER ANNOUNCES MAJOR METHANE BREAKTHROUGH
Cooper has successfully tested a slow-speed integral engine running on a hydrogen (H2)-natural gas fuel blend. The groundbreaking test comes 5 months after the announcement of Cooper’s joint hydrogen research project with a major U.S. gas pipeline company to demonstrate the safe operating range of H2 blends in large-bore internal combustion engines.
“Cooper’s hydrogen development initiative took another large step forward today. We ran an unmodified large-bore, slow-speed integral engine-compressor with an H2 blend of 5% by volume, and we achieved significant reductions of methane in the exhaust. This is the first such run using significant amounts of hydrogen in an engine of this design.” said Cooper CEO, John Sargent. “In May, we will be running up to 33% by volume in the same stock engine. Our customers have thousands of similar units running globally, so the potential reduction of methane is substantial.”
The Cooper test was conducted at their slow-speed integral engine test cell at corporate headquarters located in Houston, Texas. The test engine is the current production, NSPS compliant CleanBurn PlusTM AJAX® 2802 with 15″ piston bore, 16″ power stroke, and a speed range of 360-440 RPM. Cooper selected the AJAX engine due to the similarities of its combustion system to that of the large fleet of the other engine brands the company services (Clark, Cooper-Bessemer®, Ingersoll Rand, and Worthington).
INTRODUCING CLEANBURN PLUSTM
Reduces methane output by up to 40%
The reduction of greenhouse gases, particularly methane, is a key element of Cooper’s emissions reduction technology offering. To improve the environmental impact of engine-compressors operating within our industry, Cooper is pleased to announce CleanBurn Plus™, an emission reduction solution tailored to reduce fuel consumption, fuel slip, methane leakage, and unburned hydrocarbons.
Cooper’s CleanBurn Plus™ upgrade package is a comprehensive solution that can reduce methane output by up to 40% in most of the industry’s integral engine-compressors. For a fleet of engines rated collectively at 100,000 HP, this level of CO2 reduction can equal 20,000 tons/year, equivalent to the elimination of 2,000 standard passenger cars.
Our CleanBurn Plus™ upgrades are offered across our entire integral engine-compressor product line to include AJAX®, Cooper-Bessemer®, Clark, Enterprise®, Ingersoll Rand, and Worthington.
* Based on 4,500 operating hours/year, 930BTU/ft3 fuel
** Average passenger car generates 10 Tons CO2e/year (EPA)
ELIMINATION OF HAZARDOUS PROCESSES
Cooper created better products and eliminated hazardous chrome- and tin-plating processes by developing new plating processes for our power pistons and cylinders. Chrome plating is hazardous for the environment, uses toxic acid baths and produces hazardous byproducts, which may cause various health conditions and pollution risks. Similar concerns apply to tin plating.
We eliminated chrome plating by introducing electrolytic hard iron plating to protect and restore power cylinders. It works better and it’s far safer. And our chrome plating of power cylinders allows the customer to repair his cylinders and avoid the expensive and environmentally costly process of attaining newly built parts.
We completely replaced tin plating with dual-coated manganese phosphate and graphite technology for protection of power pistons. This is also a much better process.
Remanufacturing instead of new
Disposal of worn-out engine or compressor parts or outdated compressor packages can be costly and a significant drain on the environment. And building new ones can be even more expensive and detrimental. In order to reduce the environmental impact, repairing parts and repurposing of old compressor packages is the right choice. Cooper is committed to helping our customers extend the life of their equipment and bringing environmentally sustainable solutions to the market.
Besides the environmental impact, component repair and equipment refurbishment also provide our customers significant savings. We inspect and evaluate used cores and remanufacture them to our exacting standards. We operate numerous service locations in the United States and worldwide, each staffed by experienced personnel and equipped to restore parts for all makes of large reciprocating engines and compressors.
our suite of e.s.g. products
QHSE commitment, policies, & Certifications
The safety of our employees and customers, the health of our environment, and the protection of the public are all core values at Cooper. We are committed to delivering the best quality and safest products and services in the industry.
Our zero-injury culture drives every element of our business. Training, prevention, policies, procedures, feedback and continual improvement are all keys to maintaining safety as one of our key metrics.