heat lightningIn an effort to provide uncompromised, low maintenance and “green” electricity to those isolated locations without commercial power access, Lightning Master has developed the innovative In-Pipe Turbine Generator (IPTG).

A cutting edge product, this solution was designed to ensure safety with minimal maintenance and minimal negative environmental impact as it generates power without combustion of fossil fuels.

While solar power could be considered an alternative, it has the obvious limitations of efficient and consistent energy harvest. Solar panels are also notoriously expensive and vulnerable to environmental damage.

IPTG Installation, Maintenance, and Specifications

The In-Pipe Turbine Generator is an electric generator contained in a two-foot section of 6″ stainless steel pipe. It harvests energy by using the natural flow of gas within the pipe to rotate a turbine and produces electric current in coils mounted around its exterior.  The generator is designed to generate power 24 hours a day with an option for 12- or 24-volt output.

Sites using Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems can effortlessly monitor the IPTG system.  To ensure the device operates efficiently, it is built to last with 316 stainless steel. It’s approximately 300 pounds and does not compromise the structural integrity of the pipe.

Specifications

The In-Pipe Turbine Generator is:

  • Economical
  • Designed for use in Class 1, Division 1 areas
  • Does not compromise integrity of the pipeline
  • Hydro-tested to 2000 PSI
  • 6” for standard pipeline, but can be customized
  • Easily installed – industry standard flanges to bolt to pipeline
  • Produces 12 or 24 voltage
  • No combustion or pollution
  • No environmental hazards
  • Self-contained, no injuries
  • Designed for unattended operation

 

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Cost Effective

Other power sources such as diesel and gas-powered generators require maintenance and fuel; both expensive when considering their potential installation in a remote location.

There is also nothing costlier than getting the local utility company to build service to a remote location for 500 watts.

The In-Pipe Turbine alleviates the expense issue of power access in remote locations:

  • It can’t be stolen
  • Other equipment can be run off of the unit
  • The IPTG is ideal for battery charging
  • Free electricity once inline
  • Units can be run in a series to produce more power

The IPTG (Patent Pending) does not demand constant monitoring, and is uniquely environmentally friendly as it does not burn hydrocarbon fuel to generate power, yet is significantly more efficient and dependable than solar, at half the cost.

For more information on this and other advanced alternatives to lightning protection and power generation solutions, contact the experts at Lightning Master at 800-749-6800 or email us at solutions@lightningmaster.com.