Power Solutions International Inc. (PSI), a leader in the design, engineering and manufacture of emissions-certified, alternative-fuel power systems, announces that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified the company’s 32-L industrial engine. The new EPA certification, received on March 1, 2018, covers both stationary and mobile non-road applications for constant speed operation on pipeline quality natural gas (CNG/LNG) and propane (LPG).
The 32-L engine is part of PSI’s expanded family of Heavy Duty engines, which range from 8.1- to 65-L of displacement and 70 kWe to 1.2 MW of natural gas power. The 32-Lengine is rated at 500-650 kWe, and like other PSI Heavy Duty engines, is fitted with PSI’s proven custom fuel and emission control systems, designed to provide premium, application-specific performance.
“PSI continues to lead the way with technology, power density and speed to market in the gas space,” says John Miller, PSI’s Chief Executive Officer. “We’re pleased with the rapid commercialization of this engine from development to certification. It was a total team effort.”
Miller adds that the certification positions PSI very well to deliver a range of cost-competitive, low-emissions power generation products that oil and gas customers are looking for. In recent years, the oil and gas sector has increasingly sought alternatives to diesel in order to provide more flexibility in terms of the optimization and configuration of power generation operations, choice of fuel, storage and transport, as well as to improve fuel efficiency and lower emissions.
PSI’s systems are used globally in stationary and mobile power generation applications supporting standby, prime, distributed generation, demand response, and co-generation power (CHP). Its 32-L engine is largely designed for energy market applications such as power generation, oil and gas exploration and other industrial sectors. The company will focus its initial launch on the oil and gas standby and emergency standby power markets.
PSI’s future plans for the 32-L engine include certification for its use with wellhead natural gas fuel, which will provide customers with even more flexibility. The company is targeting Q42018 of this year as an availability date for that product.