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Remote control of landfill gas generators

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A smart common engine control platform from CHP support specialist Gen-C has boosted landfill gas production by up to 10% at EDLโ€™s Mucking landfill gas power station.

The Motortech supervisory panel controls a suite of five MWM Deutz engines on the site, optimising gas use by adjusting engine load in real time to match the available gas coming in from the field, says Gen-C. It features live alerts, fault diagnosis, data logging and remote engine control, allowing the Mucking team to monitor and adjust the performance of all five of its engines without needing to be on site.

Located in Tilbury, Essex, the landfill gas power station houses five operational engines: four 1.2 MW Deutz TCG620-V16 models and a Caterpillar 3516. Four engines are in constant use, with one acting as a reserve. 

Photo: Gen-C

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Journal title: Energy World

Region: South East England/Midlands

Countries: UK -

Organisation: EDL

Subjects: Landfill gas,

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