Fairbanks Morse Engine (FME), an EnPro Industries company, announced today the successful installation of an Enviro Design® exhaust treatment system at the municipal power plant in Two Harbors, Minnesota. The system ensures the plant will be in compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent RICE NESHAP emissions regulations.
The installed Fairbanks Morse Enviro Design exhaust treatment system consists of a diesel oxidation catalyst, a silencer with temperature and pressure monitor, and a crankcase ventilation system. These elements work in combination to reduce CO emissions from an Opposed Piston 38TDD8 1/8 engine (rated at 2880 hp @ 720 rpm) by 93% during diesel fuel operation, and by 95% when running on a dual fuel mix of natural gas and 5% diesel pilot. The mandated requirement for EPA compliance is a 70% reduction in CO emissions.
RICE NESHAP regulations require that stationary compression ignition engines must comply with CO emission reductions, and that stationary engines greater than 300 horsepower must also be equipped with a crankcase filtration system in order to reduce metallic HAP emissions. The ruling requires initial and continuing compliance that includes monitoring, data logging, and performance tests at specific intervals. The EPA deadline for compliance is May 2013.
“The successful installation of the system at Two Harbors reflects our commitment to providing a complete RICE NESHAP solution. Fairbanks Morse Engine can provide all the equipment necessary, a complete installation, and all the testing and reports required for EPA compliance. We can take care of everything, ensuring each site is, and continues to be, RICE NESHAP compliant,” said George Whittier, President of Fairbanks Morse Engine.
About Fairbanks Morse Engine
Since the company’s inception in the 1890s, Fairbanks Morse Engine has been a worldwide leader in diesel engine technology and manufacturing. Today, our mission is to provide the highest quality diesel, dual fuel and spark gas engines and generator sets, OEM parts, and factory trained field service support. Our focus markets are in power generation, pumping systems, nuclear emergency generator sets, and marine power for the United States Navy and Coast Guard. To learn more, please visit www.fairbanksmorse.com.
About EnPro Industries, Inc. (NYSE:NPO)
EnPro Industries, Inc. is a leader in sealing products, metal polymer and filament wound bearings, compressor systems and components, diesel and dual fuel engines and other engineered products for use in critical applications by industries worldwide. For more information about EnPro, visit the company’s website at www.enproindustries.com.