Dresser-Rand will showcase its Guascor biogas engines—with ratings from 140 to 1240 kW—to visitors attending the Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA) Biennial Conference & Exhibition 2014. The SFGLD engine series was specifically developed to work with a variety of gases, including natural gas, biogas from landfill, sewage, or anaerobic digestion processes, and gases from biomass gasification processes.
Dresser-Rand acquired Grupo Guascor S.L., a leading supplier of diesel and gas engines, in 2011.
Dresser-Rand’s Guascor engines can be equipped with mechanical or electronic carburetion control and are adaptable to any type of low heat value (LHV) gas. The units can be supplied as a bare engine, generating set, with cogeneration systems (CHP) separately, or in a fully assembled container unit (noise insulated if required).
They have been successfully tested with product gases from many different sources, including landfill; waste water treatment plants; animal manure digestion processes (cow, pig, chicken); farm waste; cassava; starch; wine dredges; palm oil mill effluent (POME); and more.
Dresser-Rand is among the largest suppliers of rotating equipment solutions worldwide. Dresser-Rand solutions include: combined heat and power (CHP) systems; biogas-fueled gen-sets; hybrid systems (solar photovoltaic and engine-based gen-sets); biomass and waste-to-energy steam turbine generators; compressed air energy storage (CAES); and more. Dresser-Rand also develops new technologies that use fossil fuels and renewable energy resources more efficiently, such as its wave energy-based HydroAir turbine.