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Applied Technologies

The Applied Technologies (AT) section develops, demonstrates and evaluates new gas technologies. These technologies are utilized in commercial and industrial applications such as, heat pumps, boilers, water heaters, fuel cells, cooking equipment, smelters, furnaces, dryers, NGV systems and natural gas driven compressors, pumps, chillers and cogeneration systems.

The AT section provides expertise in:

  • evaluating gas equipment in extreme weather conditions using large environmental chambers
  • assessing the durability of natural gas equipment with accelerated life-cycle test cells
  • long term field evaluation of natural gas and auxiliary equipment testing for efficiency, performance and operational cost
  • low NOx/high-efficiency natural gas equipment design, development and evaluation
  • evaluation of burner materials and their applications
  • evaluation of variations in wobbe number and impurities of natural gas combustion
  • source testing, emissions and performance evaluation of natural gas equipment and engines
  • design and implementation of local and remote data acquisition/control and data analysis systems

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