Gas Data’s monitoring system is the new BOS for Biogas engines

2nd December 2009
Source: Gas Data
Posted By : ES Admin
Gas Data’s monitoring system is the new BOS for Biogas engines
An independent 3,000 hour trial* has proved that Gas Data’s new BOS biogas monitoring system can produce cost savings of 39 per cent on engine oil consumption and downtime.
Without causing any detrimental effect on engines or components, Gas Data’s BOS (developed in conjunction with Aquafuel Research Ltd) almost doubles the lifetime of oil used in engines that generate renewable energy at biogas plants, landfills and sewage treatment works.

Instead of conventional apparatus that relies on scrubbing 100 per cent of incoming gas, resulting in high capital and running costs for the scrubbing systems, BOS treats just the vital five per cent of gas that enters the crankcase – doing so for less than one tenth the capital and running cost.

BOS senses and remotely monitors Hydrogen Sulphide, which in elevated levels significantly degrades oils, creates shorter and shorter maintenance intervals and increased operating costs. By first sensing and remotely monitoring incoming gas, then automatically adapting its dosing to match, BOS eliminates the waste of consumables caused by fixed-rate over-dosing.

*The trial involved a Deutz 620B 16 cylinder 1,250kW, with its engine running on gas containing typically 28,000 mg/Nm3 H2S; far greater than the manufacturer’s limit of 3,000 mg/Nm3 at 100% methane levels.

The independent study by Diesel Consult Ltd is available upon request.

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