American Power Group Inc. (APG) has received purchase orders totaling $1.5 million from Cudd Energy Services for the upgrade and conversion of diesel engines to APG's Turbocharged Natural Gas dual-fuel system.
Cudd is currently using the diesel-powered pumps at a hydraulic fracturing operation in the Marcellus Shale play. APG will provide turnkey installation of its dual-fuel systems, and Prometheus Energy will manage the onsite supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as the primary fuel source.
‘This marks our first full hydraulic fracturing rig conversion and our third major customer installation this year in the Marcellus Shale,’ says Lyle Jensen, CEO of American Power Group. ‘APG's dual fuel system gives the oil and gas service contractor the maximum flexibility to utilize either liquefied natural gas (LNG), compressed natural gas (CNG), pipeline gas or qualified well-head gas.’
Jensen notes that this project will feature APG's new ‘Over Pressure Protection System,’ a hardware/software solution that safeguards the system against variations in gas pressure.