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 4,348 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 4.60 Tonnes CO2e/year (U.S. EPA)
*** 1 Bbl crude oil generates 0.43 Tonnes CO2e (U.S. EPA)
**** Average U.S. home generates 8.30 Tonnes CO2e/year (U.S. EPA)
Industry leaders in emissions reduction for nearly 5 decades
The lowering of NOx emissions is one of the most visible and talked about aspects of environmental protection. Over the last few decades, governments around the world have steadily lowered NOx thresholds, and we have responded with excellent emissions reduction solutions.
Over 40 years, Cooper has eliminated more than 3.5 MM tons of NOx using CleanBurn™ technology while reducing total hydrocarbons.
Cooper installed the first CleanBurn™ unit in 1977. This was quickly followed by the first CleanBurn™ retrofit a year later. This technology quickly became the standard for all new units. Since then, Cooper has manufactured almost 900 new units with CleanBurn™ technology. Over the years, Cooper adapted the CleanBurn™ technology to other manufacturers’ units.
- 4,500 operating hours/year
- 30 years of operation for new compressors & 20 years for retrofits
- 9 gm/bhp-hr avg NOx reduction for new compressors
- 6 gm/bhp-hr avg NOx reduction for retrofits
CleanBurn PlusTM Methane Reduction & 0.5 g/bhp-hr NOx Solution
Cooper is proud to offer CleanBurn PlusTM for methane/CO2 reduction and a complete engine upgrade solution for 0.5 g/bhp-hr NOx emission that is available for all Clark, Cooper-Bessemer, and Ingersoll Rand slow-speed engine models. This emissions reduction solution has been implemented on numerous engines in field operation and is fully backed by Cooper’s guarantee.