The Wärtsilä GasReformer
Wärtsilä has introduced the GasReformer, a product which the company says uses steam reforming technology to convert associated gas to a quality that can be used as fuel in Wärtsilä's range of gas fuelled engines.
The Wärtsilä GasReformer is new product that enables gases that are produced during oil production, and which by nature are rich in heavy hydrocarbons, to be converted into a methane-rich product for utilisation in dual-fuel engines operating at full performance levels. Traditionally, such gases would be flared and wasted.
Wärtsilä's GasReformer has been awarded the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2013 Spotlight on New Technology Award. The award recognises innovative products that provide significant impact for offshore exploration and production.