FAQ

Frequently asked questions

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WHAT IS CHP?

​​Combined Heat and Power, in other words, a co-generation system that can provide area and process heating and electricity.

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WHAT TYPES OF FUEL DOES IT BURN?

​​Petroleum, Oils and Lubricants (POLs) such as diesel fuel, gasoline, used motor oil, crude oil, fuel oil, and hydraulic/transmission fluids; as well as methane, natural gas, alcohols, and ethers.

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WHAT ARE THE EMISSIONS?

   
The Phoenix CHPS derives its power from a revolutionary Phoenix Combustion Chamber (PCC). Due to the relatively long and low temperature fuel burn, this system is inherently cleaner than traditional gasoline or diesel-powered internal combustion engines. In the case of used motor oil, Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) emissions are insignificant. Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) is virtually nonexistent due to the low combustion temperature.
    

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HOW DOES THE CHP SYSTEM WORK?

     
The Phoenix CHPS operation is straightforward.  The fuel is recycled in the PCC to heat a working fluid.  This fluid powers either a mechanical mover or a solid-state, semiconductor system to produce electrical power and useable heat.  The fluid is then sent to a condensing system that removes the heat which can be used in multiple ways in your facility.  The resulting liquid then travels back to the PCC to restart the process.  The Phoenix CHPS is a completely enclosed system.

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HOW MUCH FUEL DOES THE CHPS USE?

   
It depends on the BTU content of the fuel.  The CHPS requires approximately 500,000 BTU/hr to operate at its design level,    
(e.g., used oil is about 3.5 gal/hour).

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CAN THE CHPS PROVIDE HEAT?

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Yes. The Phoenix CHPS may be eligible for energy credits (depending on your location) by producing over 300,000 BTU/hr of usable heat.

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WHAT ARE THE ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CHP SYSTEM?

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This varies depending on the needs of the customer.  For general characteristics, see our Products Page . ​​

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   WHAT IF I PRODUCE A LARGE QUANTITY OF FUEL & WANT TO PRODUCE MORE ELECTRICITY?

   Multiple CHPS can be "daisy-chained" to increase electrical production. The number of CHPS is a function of the available fuel.
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