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In past articles we’ve discussed Distributed Power Generation or DG as it is commonly called and discussed the benefits that this process offers in terms of on-demand power and efficiency. Today let’s take a look at some of the common fuel types used to power DG and what benefits they offer in this context. Specifically we’ll consider Propane, LPG, and SNG. Propane, LPG, and SNG Are Derived From Natural Gas Boom It’s important to realize that propane, LPG, and SNG are all derived from natural gas or natural gas byproducts. This is beneficial because the US has a rich network […]

Industrial facilities require state-of-the-art equipment in order to maintain optimal efficiency and survive in a competitive industrial landscape. However, over time as technology advances, or simply due to age and disrepair, equipment begins to become obsolete. When that happens, a company may opt to replace the equipment completely or they may decide to perform a retrofit. If a retrofit is done it is extremely beneficial to have an engineer on hand to oversee the project. Engineers Have In-Depth Knowledge About Industrial Machinery for Retrofits Retrofits are often a much less costly solution than full-scale upgrades and replacements; however, in order […]

Polaris uses a system of engineering that is referred to as the Accelerated Project Sequence. This approach offers a wide range of important benefits and allows Polaris to deliver better quality and value to our clients. Let’s take a look at what the Accelerated Project Sequence is and why it is so beneficial. What Is the Accelerated Project Sequence? To understand what the Accelerated Project Sequence it is helpful to first understand what the Traditional Project Sequence is for engineering. With the Traditional Project Sequence every step of the project is completed one at a time in a rigid order […]

A major concern for most industrial facilities and plants is efficiency and one of the most common efficiency-related problems is bottlenecks. A bottleneck occurs when a particular segment of production grinds to a much slower pace than the processes that come before and after it. Thus it is the bottleneck that is ultimately inhibiting production. Let’s take a look at some of the major strategies process engineers use to remove bottlenecks. Process Engineers Evaluate the Full System When confronting a production bottleneck process engineers evaluate the full production system not just the bottleneck itself. This is important because it provides […]

In recent decades new, highly efficient energy generation models have been developed to address some of the inefficiencies and limitations of traditional power grids and energy generation. One such model is Distributed Power Generation or DG as it is often called for short. This process offers many great benefits, which we’ll look at in more detail below; however, in order to be possible, DG requires a fuel source of its own. That’s where natural gas and LPGs come into play. Let’s take a look at the role they play in the distributed power generation revolution. The Role of Natural Gas […]

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