Peak Shaving - Utility

Utility Peak Shaving

Utility Peak Shaving

Utility Peak Shaving refers to the use of undiluted propane or a propane/air mixture to augment natural gas to eliminate periodic peaks in the consumption of natural gas.

The equipment used for a peak shaving plant in industrial facilities is identical to that used for a stand-by plant, but with the addition of control equipment to limit the consumption of natural gas. A controller in the natural gas line controls the flow of natural gas to a predetermined maximum consumption (peak) and the propane will automatically feed to make up the difference between the controlled flow and the actual plant consumption.

Generally, undiluted propane cannot be used in such circumstances unless the addition of the undiluted propane into the natural gas is extremely small (under 10% of the total flow). Since the total flow may easily fluctuate to momentary peaks, requiring the addition of a higher percentage of stand-by fuel, propane/air is generally used for this purpose.

Some of our customers include:

Fremont Utilities  Hastings  Indiana Gas

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