Matthew Rickert, Business Development, Gas Turbines, Siemens
We’re seeing a lot more interest in DLE (dry low emissions) technology for combustors. We haven’t had a lot of projects that have gone forward with DLE, but we’re getting a lot more questions in the early phase of projects that, I think point to customers moving towards DLE. What DLE – dry low emissions – does is allows you to reduce you NOx and your CO emission levels without using water. So you can basically swap out the existing turbines today, reduce your emissions by 90% with that DLE technology and still get good, reliable performance.
In the past, DLE has not been as popular offshore because the reliability figures for DLE were not as stong as for the non-DLE engines, but we’re getting to the tipping point now, where our DLE engines are just as reliable as the non-DLE engines. In addition, the fuel flexibility of DLE engines is rapidly approaching the capacity of standard combustion turbines. I think we’re going to see that as a growing trend for offshore and FPSO applications.
Exploring the digital transformation of Oil & Gas
As we strive to make oil and gas production cleaner, safer, smarter, and more secure, the only way forward is to adapt the disruptive technologies reshaping our industry. More automation and intelligence are already creating significant efficiency gains and improved safety in all steps of the value chain in the industry.
Digital technology offers an increasing degree of intelligence to all kinds of energy suppliers and consumers. By collecting data and knowing how to analyze it, we can translate huge quantities of information into better operational decisions, and we can do it faster. Digitalization is creating new opportunities to couple the many different elements of the energy landscape, even across sectors, and optimally exploit the advantages of each.
When: Thursday, 23 May, 2019
Where: The Crystal, London
Time: 12:00 – 18:00, followed by a cocktail reception
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