Industry First: Tucson Embedded Systems’ iDEC Units Achieve 100% Field Gas Utilization for Multi-Stage Hydraulic Fracturing in Pennsylvania
Tucson Embedded Systems Inc.’s (TES) iDEC unit has been successfully used to power Green Field Energy Services' hydraulic pumps completely by field gas in Pennsylvania oil fields for the first time in the history of the industry.
Tucson Arizona (PRWEB) October 08, 2013
Tucson Embedded Systems Inc.’s (TES) iDEC unit has been successfully used to power Green Field Energy Services' hydraulic pumps completely by 100% field gas in Pennsylvania oil fields, for the first time in the history of the industry.
In 2012, Green Field Energy Services selected multiple units of TES’ iDEC system to power its Turbine Frac Pumps. These pumps have been successfully adapted to use TES’ iDEC system to run on 100% field gas, making it simpler for customers to convert from diesel to natural gas as a fuel source.
While iDEC systems have traditionally been used in avionics, the TES iDEC assembly is unique in that it adapts the use of turbines to be used in other industrial settings. In 2010, Tucson Embedded Systems developed and began manufacturing iDEC units for use in turbine-powered pumping equipment used in hydraulic fracturing operations, making it the first product of its kind. The iDEC system is designed and manufactured in the United States and has been recognized for its unique design and innovative engineering.
“TES' iDEC system provides multiple advantages over the diesel-powered pumping equipment traditionally used in our industry including significantly lower emissions, a smaller operating footprint, and greater fuel flexibility,” said David Crowe, president of TES. “We are proud to be pioneering the use of clean pumping technology in hydraulic fracturing.”
TES' universal iDEC unit offers enhanced engine control and safety system unique to power plants to improve reliability and expand drilling extraction methods, allowing turbines to run efficiently on natural gas or diesel fuel. The iDEC monitors and records all engine and pump details which aids in maintenance. The system also allows for remote monitoring in “Real Time” further aiding management with offsite supervision.
“With the help of Tucson Embedded Systems and their iDEC technology, we realized a level of success not seen before,” said Danny Foley, vice president of New Technologies for Green Field Energy Services. “TES has been a steadfast partner of Green Field throughout this journey and we appreciate not only their expertise, but also their professionalism in both planning and executing this achievement.”
TES' universal iDEC unit improves drilling extraction methods by allowing turbines to run efficiently on natural gas or diesel fuel compared to the industries traditionally mixed power. Based on current energy prices, by using 100% field gas instead of diesel, an operator can lower its fueling costs by up to 88%. In addition to environmental benefits, the iDEC unit reduces emissions and delivery traffic.
About Tucson Embedded Systems
Founded in 1997, Tucson Embedded Systems, Inc. (TES) provides, end-to-end development, manufacturing and field placement of industrial software and electronic systems to government and commercial customers. TES' mission-driven philosophy drives the company's core capabilities, which include systems engineering, safety and mission critical software development to FAA DO-178B guidelines, testing/automated testing and independent verification and validation, rapid prototyping and integration, enterprise systems development, printed circuit boards and specialty manufacturing.
Headquartered in Tucson, TES employs more than 90 of the industry’s best engineering and analytical professionals to deliver innovative engineering solutions from concept to production into maintenance for mission and safety critical systems. Find out more about Tucson Embedded Systems at http://www.tucsonemdedded.com.
About Green Field Energy Services
Green Field is an independent oilfield services company that provides a wide range of services to oil and natural gas drilling and production companies to help develop and enhance the production of hydrocarbons. The Company is a pioneer in the use of clean pumping technology in hydraulic fracturing. It became the first company to provide hydraulic fracturing services utilizing turbine-powered pumping equipment and is the only fracturing services provider using turbine driven fracturing pumps that have the capability of operating on 100% natural gas. Visit Green Field Energy Services on the Internet at http://www.GFES.com.
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