Associated petroleum gas: Using energy from a by-product for highest efficiency
Associated petroleum gas (APG) is a natural gas that accrues at extraction of petroleum. It is possible to extract up to 800m3 associated petroleum gas out of the coal beds at one ton of petroleum. The knocking resistance, which is crucial for the combustion, varies between a methane number of 25 and 95.
Associated petroleum gas is another gas type that can be used with MWM gensets. This gas is a by-product obtained during the extraction of crude oil. It has a high content of liquid hydrocarbon and is therefore subject to extreme fluctuations in the combustion behavior. MWM offers solutions for the optimum processing and safe use of this gas, which would otherwise be flared unused.
Shale gas is another gas similar to natural gas whose use does not pose any additional challenges.