CHANGING FROM FUEL OIL IS SIMPLE
Now you can fuel your asphalt plants with natural gas – whether you have access to a pipeline or not. Kinetrex converts traditional natural gas to liquid, which makes it easy to transport and store. Because natural gas is abundant, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from Kinetrex is a reliable alternative to fuel oil, propane and diesel. And because natural gas production is not subject to wild price swings, LNG is not only affordable but can help your company control and stabilize your energy costs.
Burner flame from fuel oil
Burner flame from natural gas
The pictures to the left show burner flames of both fuel oil and natural gas. Natural gas has a more consistent flame and needs less oxygen to burn than fuel oil. Hence, natural gas is significantly more efficient than fuel oil or diesel. Greater efficiency equals lower energy costs by reducing fuel use and electricity needs.
Operation and maintenance costs
LNG is a much cleaner fuel than fuel oil thus reducing operational and maintenance costs. Using natural gas can lead to operational savings as much as $1.00 an asphalt ton or = $0.30 per gallon (#4 fuel oil gallon equivalent). Fuel oil with water content and other contaminants can cause soot buildup lowering the efficiency of your burner and increasing fuel consumption.
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Kinetrex is a Vertically Integrated Solutions Provider (VISP). We buy gas at the wellhead, liquefy the gas in two LNG plants, transport the liquefied gas 24/7/365 to customer locations via Kinetrex Energy Transportation (KET); and manage the construction of mobile and permanent LNG regassification systems and storage options.
Kinetrex also provides all equipment to the customer at no cost thus eliminating capital expenses. This turnkey approach enables Kinetrex to provide the lowest-cost LNG and makes the transition to LNG simple for an operation. For more information on Kinetrex turnkey solutions, visit our LNG equipment page.
Based in Indianapolis, Kinetrex is connected to 4 natural gas pipelines and is the largest provider of LNG in the Midwest. The company operates two manufacturing plants which provide 24 million LNG gallons of storage capacity; a plentiful supply no matter the season. Kinetrex has 4 truck loading stations open 24/7 that can load 96 trucks and day. Remote monitoring allows access to tank levels, dispatching deliveries as needed.
LNG is a much cleaner fuel than fuel oil thus reducing operational and maintenance costs on equipment. LNG is purified natural gas and consists primarily of methane and produces much lower carbon emissions when compared to other fossil fuels – approx. 56% less CO2 emissions than fuel oil. LNG allows for emissions compliance, safety, and drastically reduces operating expenses due to the clean, even burn of natural gas.
Even with filtration, waste oil can ultimately lead to severe equipment damage and can be a danger to plant personnel. Baghouses can be damaged by an internal fire caused by improperly heated fuel oil. Some of the unburned fuel can be carried over to the baghouse where it accumulates and then ignited.
LNG is colorless, odorless, non-toxic, and non-corrosive. LNG is stored at low pressure and as a liquid will not explode. If spilled, it will evaporate and have no residual impact on the environment.