Propane Back-up Systems in the Green AgeBoyden D. Kneen, MBA, CEM®    Utility Partners Incorporated<br />1<br />
Proven technology with over 70 years use<br />Accepted by users with over 7000 installations<br />Low environmental impact...
<ul><li>Energy Cost Savings!
Supply Interruptions
Monitor two fuels for cost options
Environmentally Low Risk!</li></ul>3<br />Why consider a propane back-up system?<br />Simple Payback<br />Equipment cost $...
Primarily in constrained markets<br />At a distance from major natural gas production or supply terminals<br />Industries ...
Alternate back-up systems are used fuel oil,  motor oil, wood chips—all major potential problems<br />Propane storage on p...
System Components<br />Above Ground Tank<br />Below Ground Tank Near a school<br />Propane Storage Tank Sizes vary-1,2,3,6...
System Components<br />Vaporizer (Electric)<br />Vaporizer <br />(Electric Water Bath)<br />7<br />Vaporizer-Sized by Gal/...
System Components<br />Blender (Pull through)<br />Process Pumps<br />8<br />Propane/Air Mixer-Dilute propane to match Nat...
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  1. 1. Propane Back-up Systems in the Green AgeBoyden D. Kneen, MBA, CEM® Utility Partners Incorporated<br />1<br />
  2. 2. Proven technology with over 70 years use<br />Accepted by users with over 7000 installations<br />Low environmental impact<br />Major Energy cost savings tool<br />Also known as Synthetic Natural gas (SNG)<br />Used by major utilities to support their pipeline supply and distribution<br />2<br />Background<br />
  3. 3. <ul><li>Energy Cost Savings!
  4. 4. Supply Interruptions
  5. 5. Monitor two fuels for cost options
  6. 6. Environmentally Low Risk!</li></ul>3<br />Why consider a propane back-up system?<br />Simple Payback<br />Equipment cost $90,000-$150,000<br />Depends on storage, peak capacity, etc.<br />Payback can be 2-4 years<br />
  7. 7. Primarily in constrained markets<br />At a distance from major natural gas production or supply terminals<br />Industries that use natural gas—foundries, food processing, powder coating, curing, etc.<br />Educational and health facilities<br />4<br />draft air-flow path.<br /> <br />Applications<br />
  8. 8. Alternate back-up systems are used fuel oil, motor oil, wood chips—all major potential problems<br />Propane storage on property causes no “cloud” over title<br />Oversight by NFPA -58 and Local Authorities<br />SNG allows for<br /> efficient natural<br /> gas equipment<br />5<br />Environmental Issues<br />
  9. 9. System Components<br />Above Ground Tank<br />Below Ground Tank Near a school<br />Propane Storage Tank Sizes vary-1,2,3,6,9,12,18,30,60 & 90,000 gal.<br />No double containment needed!<br />No remediation questions!<br />No PGA filings needed!<br />6<br />
  10. 10. System Components<br />Vaporizer (Electric)<br />Vaporizer <br />(Electric Water Bath)<br />7<br />Vaporizer-Sized by Gal/Hr., Propane boiling point is -44º F <br />
  11. 11. System Components<br />Blender (Pull through)<br />Process Pumps<br />8<br />Propane/Air Mixer-Dilute propane to match Natural Gas for a Synthetic Natural Gas<br />45% air to 55% vaporized propane<br />
  12. 12. System Components<br />Truck Unload Station<br />Piping into the building<br />9<br />Use regulated by NFPA 58 (National Fire Protection Association)<br />Building and equipment distances vary by state/local codes <br />30,000 gal. tank system has about 42’ x 12’ footprint and minimum distance of 50’ from building<br />
  13. 13. Team<br />Technology<br />Tune <br />Training<br />Test<br />Trade in or Toss<br />10<br />Six Aspects of an Effective System<br />
  14. 14. Utility Partners Services<br /><ul><li>Turnkey installation of industrial propane/air systems
  15. 15. Training of key facility personnel with installed equipment
  16. 16. Over fifteen years of experience
  17. 17. Shared savings/financing of energy projects
  18. 18. UPI installs and owns the equipment & shares in savings with customer.
  19. 19. Performance-based energy consulting
  20. 20. We don’t get paid unless you save money or receive a rebate/refund.</li></ul>www.UtilityEnergySystems.com<br />www.Utility-Partners.com<br />www.MyEnergyHound.com<br />

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