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ABOUT HORIZON POWER SYSTEMS

Territory

US:  Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, Wyoming.     Arizona, North Dakota, South Dakota (oil and gas only).

 Canada:  Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, Yukon.    Manitoba (oil and gas only).

How long has Horizon Power been a Capstone distributor?

For over 20 years we’ve worked exclusively with Capstone Turbine Corp.

Customer Service

US:  855-256-7697

CANADA:  855-476-7697


CAPSTONE MICROTURBINES

Electrical Efficiency 25% to 30%
Total Thermal & Electrical Efficiency

>80% (CHP)

>90% (CCHP)

Reliability

Average 99% power availability

Wide Range of Fuels

Gaseous, renewable, and liquid

Low Emissions

<9ppm NOx

Air Bearings

Oil Free

Air Cooled

No antifreeze or coolants

Variable Speed

45,000 to 96,000 RPM

Sound Level

65dB at 33 feet (equivalent to a restaurant conversation or background music)

Benefits over larger gas turbines & internal combustion engines.

  1. Air-bearing technology.
  2. No oil, coolants, spark plugs, or other parts.
  3. Higher reliability.  Average 99% uptime.
  4. 1 moving part = lower maintenance.
  5. Longer scheduled maintenance intervals.
  6. Higher energy efficiency.  >90% efficient in CCHP applications.
  7. Much lower emissions.  <9ppm NOx.
  8. Small size.
  9. Quiet operation.  65 dBA at 33 ft.
  10. Virtually no vibration.
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What Capstone Microturbine sizes are available?

Capstone offers clean-and-green Microturbines scalable from 30kW to 5MW.

What fuels can Capstone Microturbines run on?

A variety of gaseous or liquid fuels including: natural gas, associated gas, LPG/propane, flare gas, landfill gas, digester gas, diesel, and kerosene.


CHP and CCHP

What is Combined Heat and Power (CHP)

Combined Heat and Power (co-generation), simultaneously converts fuel into two types of energy:  electrical and thermal. Cost savings occur because:

  1. electricity a Microturbine produces can supplement utility electricity.
  2. waste heat is captured and used to help heat a building, create hot water, or even heat a swimming pool, further reducing dependency on utility electricity and increasing overall energy savings.
    1. What is CCHP?

Combined Cooling, Heating and Power, also known as tri-generation, is like CHP but adds another cost-saving feature – the ability to provide thermal energy for air-conditioning, one of the highest energy costs for businesses.

What energy efficiencies can be reached?

CHP: Can exceed 80% energy efficiency.

CCHP: Can exceed 90% energy efficiency.


RELIABILITY

How reliable are Capstone Microturbines?

Highly reliable. They average 99% availability.

Why do Capstone Microturbines require less maintenance than other turbines and internal combustion engines? 

They have only 1 moving part (no spark plugs, valves, camshaft, hoses, connecting rods, etc.) and are oil-free.

What maintenance is required?

Under normal operating conditions, an air filter change is recommended after the first 8,000 hours of operation, with routine maintenance typically following every 8,000 hours. Factory engine servicing is recommended after 40,000 hours of intermittent or continuous use.


LOW EMISSIONS

What are NOx emissions of a natural gas Capstone Microturbine?

9 ppm (parts per million) NOx or less. A typical reciprocating engine emits about 50 ppm NOx. Microturbines also produce extremely low levels of CO, volatile organic compounds, and particulate matter.

Why are emissions so low?

Capstone Microturbines achieve near complete combustion of the gases, virtually eliminating hydrocarbon emissions.


APPLICATIONS

Oil & Gas: Central gathering facilities, LACT units, oil stabilization units, artificial lift, transfer skids, saltwater disposal units

Commercial and Industrial Settings: office buildings, manufacturing, hospitality, hospitals, universities, data centers

Biogas: wastewater treatment plants, landfills, agricultural operations, food processing

Microgrid: office buildings, military, manufacturing, hospitality, universities, hospitals, data centers

Can a Capstone Microturbine be used for backup power?

Yes.

Can it produce electricity in remote locations far from the grid?

Yes. Using fuels found onsite, such as high-pressure sweet or sour wellhead gas and low-pressure coal bed methane, the Capstone Microturbine creates onsite electricity while reducing pollutants and greenhouse gases. In CHP (Combined Heat and Power) applications, oxygen-rich heat exhaust can be captured and used in place of grid power to heat buildings and water, or to drive A/C compressors.

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