Turbo Power Systems Ltd (TPS) are delighted to announce that they have signed a contract with US-based, Anax Power (Anax) for the design, manufacture, test and supply of high speed, Permanent Magnetic Generators that utilise active magnetic bearings.
Drawing on their impressive and successful track record, TPS have designed a bespoke high-speed generator for integration with the Anax Turboexpander (ATE). The ATE is a packaged turbine designed to generate electrical power from the flow and pressure let-down of natural gas at pressure regulating stations. The resulting system generates clean, distributed power that can be used on-site, sold to the electricity grid, or utilised in a variety of remote-power applications.
The TPS Permanent Magnetic Generators offer elite power conversion efficiency, and its high-power density enables a lightweight, compact system design. The robust Permanent Magnetic Generators use active magnetic bearings to enable high-speed, high-reliability operation with a low maintenance requirement due to the contactless nature of the magnetic bearings. This configuration enables seamless integration with the Anax Turboexpander across a wide range of pressure let down opportunities which is critical to Anax’s value proposition.
Nigel Jakeman, Engineering and Business Development Director at TPS comments, “We are thrilled to be working with Anax on this exciting and ground-breaking program; we have been working toward providing a suitable and robust technical solution to meet their challenging requirements for some time. As we move forward, energy efficiency continues to be one of the most pressing issues we face as an industry and our focus is to understand how we can improve and innovate our current and future products to be more energy efficient and provide both the fiscal and carbon saving solutions that our customers require. We look forward to delivering this novel generator solution and in doing so developing a mutually prosperous relationship with Anax.”
TPS will deliver this project from their impressive 50,000sq. ft. manufacturing facility based at their headquarters in Gateshead, UK.