The GTI Bi-Fuel® System from ALTRONIC, LLC is an innovative technology that enables operators of heavy-duty diesel engines to substantially reduce operational costs and lower emissions by substituting diesel fuel with lower cost, cleaner-burning natural gas.
The Bi-Fuel® System is comprised of patented technologies that allow engines to safely operate on gas percentages up to a maximum of 70% (subject to gas quality and other application conditions) of the total fuel requirement.
Engines converted to GTI Bi-Fuel® exhibit diesel-like performance in such critical areas as efficiency, stability and load acceptance.
Altronic GTI Bi-Fuel® Benefits
RETURN ON INVESTMENT:
As quick as two months for engines running 24/7 and connected to pipeline gas.
LOWER DIESEL CONSUMPTION:
Bi-fuel engine runs on up to 70% on natural gas fuel.
EXTENDED RUN TIMES:
On stored diesel fuel - important for emergency power situations.
Helping engine meet demanding regulatory requirements.
SAME ENGINE OUTPUT:
Does not decrease the power output of your engine.
The Bi-fuel system is bolt-on solution and is non-intrusive to your engine.
POTENTIAL EXTENDED MAINTENANCE INTERVALS:
Due to running cleaner natural gas fuel being consumed in the combustion chamber.
The savings realized by running the GTI Bi-Fuel® System is directly related to the cost of diesel fuel, cost of gas, and the number of hours of operation. The following is an example is a cost comparison between running a 1000 kW generator on 100% diesel and on Bi-Fuel with a 65% gas-to-diesel ratio in continuous operation. A number of assumptions are made in this example which are clearly stated in order to clarify the calculations.
FACTS AND ASSUMPTIONS
Fuel consumption @ 1000 kW: 70 gph (100% diesel)
Hours per year: 8000
Gas/Diesel ratio: 65%
Diesel cost ($/gal): $2.45 per gallon
Natural gas cost ($/mcf): $4.60 per mcf
hhv of #2 diesel: 140,000 btu/gal
hhv of natural gas: 1,000 btu/scf
Gas Equivalent Gallon (GEG): 140 scf/gal
100% DIESEL OPERATION
Diesel use per hour: 70 gallons
Diesel cost per hour: $171.50 (70 x $2.45)
Diesel cost per year: $1,372,000 ($171.50 x 8000)
GTI Bi-Fuel® OPERATION
Diesel use per hour: 24.5 gph (70 x 0.35)
Diesel cost per hour: $60.03 (24.5 x $2.45)
Gas use per hour: 6370 scf (70 x 0.65 x 140)
Gas cost per hour: $29.30 (6370/1000 x $4.60)
Total fuel cost per hour: $89.33 ($60.03 + $29.30)
Bi-Fuel Savings per Hour: $82.17 ($171.50 - $89.33)
Bi-Fuel Savings per 8000 hours: $657,360.00 ($82.17 x 8000)
*PAYBACK (FUEL ONLY)*-
Time it takes for the Bi -fuel system to pay for itself.
Payback (YEARS): 0.08
PAYBACK (WEEKS): 4
PAYBACK (DAYS): 29