Addressing Oilfield Emissions – Analyzing Exhaust from Diesel Engines Using Natural Gas Fuel
HARC scientists are geared up to conduct measurements of emissions from oilfield equipment powered by dual fuel diesel engines. Dual fuel engines use natural gas along with diesel fuel to reduce fuel costs and emissions. Dr. Yiqun Huang, director of the Engine and Emissions Control Program, leads the team taking diesel engine emissions testing and controls technologies to the field in collaboration with the Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems Program (EFD) Technology Integration Program (TIP) and Powered by Natural Gas (PbNG) research initiative and major U.S. oilfield service providers. In order to conduct precise measurements of substances in the exhaust from dual fuel diesel engines, the team has added new instrumentation and software specifically designed to capture this information. This expanded analytical capability enables the study of this important new technology that is increasingly being used to power drilling and hydraulic fracturing with cleaner emissions. Read more about natural gas fuel and dual fuel diesel engines at www.efdsystems.org.