Energas NGL Official Field Trial a Success
BP Energas NGL, BP's low ash gas engine oil, has successfully completed an official field trial in a GE Jenbacher J620 GS gas engine unit, running on landfill gas at the BEAL S.A. co-generation plant in Athens, Greece.
The BEAL co-generation power plant, sited alongside the Ano Liossia landfill site, has a total installed capacity of 23.5 MW – making it one of the largest of its type in Europe. The power plant consists of a number of gas engines including four GE's J620GS engines which are all fuelled by gas produced by the site. The Ano Liossia landfill site is located near the city of Athens and is one of the biggest landfill sites in Europe.
The purpose of the trial was to obtain approval for use of BP ENERGAS NGL in GE Jenbacher Type 6 gas engines running on landfill gases.
The required 6,000 operating hours were reached in May 2009, and the trial unit was then inspected by both GE Jenbacher and BP technical specialists. The unit was found to be in good condition and, as a result of this, BP Energas NGL is now included in GE’s latest technical instruction TI 1000-1109.
The project required close co-operation with BEAL technicians who were helpful throughout the trial. Castrol Industrial would like to thank BEAL S.A. for their excellent co-operation and support both before and during this trial.