25 August 2006

CleanAIR Systems of Santa Fe, NM has supplied particulate filter systems for stationary diesel generators operated by BP at its Eastern Trough Area Project (ETAP) oil platform in the North Sea. Two passively regenerated filter systems were installed on Caterpillar 3516 engines in July 2006.

The filters were installed to limit the possibility of diesel exhaust produced by the generators entering the 100-member crew’s living and office space through the ventilation intake. “CleanAIR Systems was chosen because they were the only supplier with the ability to manufacture regenerating catalytic units of this size that were approved and tested on our Caterpillar 3516 engines,” according to Ross Lloyd, BP Project Coordinator.

The filters were integrated with the engine silencers. Each of the two filter/silencer systems weighed over two tons.

The filter systems use the CleanAir’s “PERMIT” catalyzed filter technology which has been verified by the California Air Resources Board (ARB).

Source: CleanAir Systems