MK 2 Mega Class Project 2004

In September 2000, Fluidyne's first large scale engine gasifier was commissioned for testing in Canada; continuing until September 2003. On completion of these tests, a new MK II Mega Class has been built and was successfully test fired on 27 April 2004.

This new gasifier has been incresed in size again from the original one tonne to two tonne per hour providing sufficient gas to generate approximately 2 MWe/hr from an engine generating system.

The design of the gasifier was achieved with the assistance of our associated company Innovation Technologies Ireland (ITI) and the fabrication was completed in Winnepeg, Canada. Parallel development of gas cooling, waste heat recovery and gas cooling components are being built for this project. These ancilliary systems are expected to be in place June / July 2004, by which time the engines will be ready for connection to the gas.

The multiple engine concept being explored for this project is using spark ignition engines specifically modified for producer gas to overcome the cost of singular large engines. Details of the engines performance etc will be added to this file when available.

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Front of Gasifier showing air supply fan

 

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Rear end and gas outlets fitted with temporary cyclones for first firing tests


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Multiple engines, 6 x V8 502 cubic inch capacity connected to drive 1.5 MWe alternator. Engines and their individual gas/air ratio are computer controlled. This installation is to provide a working base from which to develop cheaper alternative options to expensive single large gas engines.

 

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Test flare flowing at approximately 25% of maximum gas flow. Red colour due to carbon blacks in gas, only coarse materials collected in cyclones 10> micron