May 14, 2018 – One of the nation’s biggest pipeline companies with multiple Capstone Turbine microturbines in its fleet has ordered its largest microturbine to date — a C1000 Signature Series microturbine that will power critical equipment at a remote natural gas compression station in the Midwest.
The 1 megawatt natural-gas fueled microturbine, sold by Capstone distributor Horizon Power Systems, will operate 24/7 and deliver prime power to critical equipment at the unmanned site, which has no access to utility power.
A longtime Horizon Power customer, the C1000S purchase follows on the heels of earlier orders, including a Capstone C600S for a Wyoming compression station and smaller microturbines to power cathodic protection along pipelines.
As with the other sites, natural gas from a nearby pipeline will fuel the microturbine.
Because Capstone microturbines have only one moving part and no oil or lubricants, they average 99 percent uptime, ensuring continuous production and no loss of power to the compression station’s critical equipment. In addition, microturbines’ low maintenance eliminates the need to house onsite service personnel, which reduces the company’s labor costs.
“We’re seeing more repeat oil-and-gas customers,” said Sam Henry, President of Horizon Power. “They like the reliability, low maintenance, and low emissions of Capstone microturbines, along with the service we provide to ensure round-the-clock power.”
Horizon Power serves oil and gas producers in the Eagle Ford, Permian, Barnett, Mancos, San Juan, and Wattenberg Shale plays.