CNG Compression / Fuel Booster

Microbox® Fuel Booster

Power autonomy in your industry

Our Microbox Fuel Booster compression packages were engineered to easily satisfy the complexity of distributed energy generation. Our plug-and- play configuration boosts gas sources pressure up to the levels required by your generating turbines. This way they provide a stable volume of clean fuel, ensuring you a low-cost and autonomous power supply.

Standard features

The Microbox Fuel Boosters work with natural gas or biomethane, and their standard configurations are designed to offer you fast installation and high availability rates at low operation and maintenance costs.

Plug-and-play
The Microbox Fuel Boosters are equipped with a cabin that features all the components required for a safe operation. Installation and commissioning only takes 4 days and can be authorized by a single party * .
Modularity and multiple applications
The modular configuration facilitates the installed capacity scalability depending upon increase in demand.
Compact design
Their compact structure requires only a few square feet for operation and maintenance.
Furthermore, high-rise installations are possible due to their skid assembly and low vibration rate.
Wide flow range
The Microbox Fuel Booster's main core includes a reciprocating MX compressor that ensures a CNG flow range of 300 to 40,000 standard cubic meters per hour (Sm3/h), with an availability rate higher than 99%. Besides, our proprietary Enersave® system adjusts the engine speed depending on the volume demand from your generating turbine.
Wide range of inlet pressures
Our MX Compressors work with inlet pressures that range from 0.1 to 60 bar, allowing the Microbox Fuel Boosters to adapt to different conditions and ensure the required CNG flow rate. In addition, the inlet pressures are kept constant by an axial flow regulator that does not affect the CNG flow.
Coalescing filter
A built-in coalescing filter is incorporated and ensures CNG with minimum levels of oil. Oil Free compressors are also available for heavy-duty applications.
Programmable and unloaded start-up
The MX Compressor start-up and stop parameters can be adjusted to consumption levels. In addition, integrated by-pass valves unload the compressor gas before stopping, thus reducing power consumption and equipment wear.
Reduced power consumption
The direct coupling of the MX Compressors to the main drive reduces power consumption by 6%, compared to the power usage of traditional transmission belt systems.
Vibration free
The laser shaft-alignment technology applied to the compressor-engine assembly alleviates the need for anti-vibration systems.
Programmable alerts and 24/7 monitoring
Complemented by our proprietary SCADA system, a set of programmable alerts guarantees immediate preventive and corrective action on all operating parameters.
Air cooling system
The CNG cylinders and refrigeration system configuration eliminate the need for high-cost water cooling systems.
Integrated lubrication management system
- Pre-lubrication pump
- Ensures optimal lubrication even under intermittent operating conditions.
- Automatic oil replenishment system
- Provides you at least 7 days of unmanned operations.
- Hydrates and oil purge system
- Automates one of the most important maintenance operations.
- Controlled lubrication
- Minimal oil injection by lubrication blocks ensuring the maximum protection of the equipment.

Specifications

Fuel productionCompressed Natural Gas (CNG)
Compressed Biomethane Gas (Bio-CNG/CBM/CBG)
Rated power (kW)75-1,000
Suction pressure (bar)0.1-60
Discharge pressure (bar)10-80
Flow (Sm3/h)300-40,000
DimensionsLength (m) 8.850
Length with open doors (m) 9.950
Width (m) 2.650
Width with open doors (m) 5.900
Height (m) 2.800
Weight (tons)13.2
UsersPower stations
Industrial facilities
OperationRemote monitoring
Compliance with international standards
Low maintenance
Low operating cost
Length, power and storage capacity expressed above apply to the Microbox standard version equipped with an MX 400 compressor and a 370 kW electric motor. These values may vary according to the compressor required. The configuration does not include a biogas upgrading system. Galileo Technologies S.A. reserves the right to modify, add or remove any part or feature described herein without prior notice.
El Microbox Fuel Booster brinda GNC en generación distribuida - Galileo Technologies

Optional features

Our wide variety of configuration options maximize Microbox's benefits and boost your operation profitability.

Energy efficiency
Power savings with Enersave®
Our proprietary Enersave system adjusts power consumption to CNG demand, thus reducing your power costs by 50%.

Variable speed fans
Fan speed varies depending on the gas temperature, thus reducing the noise level, start-up peaks and power consumption.
Optimized filling
Oil-free compressors
Oil-free piston rings and piston rod packings available for special applications.
Compliance with local regulations
Components in compliance with CE and UL standards
Provided upon your request.
Gas motor
Gas motor
Provided upon your request.

Gas-actuated valves
Gas-actuated valves eliminate the need for external supply of compressed air.
Safety
Gas leak sensors
Gas sensors that monitor in-cabin gas leaks.

Fire protection system
The fire protection system prevents, alerts and extinguishes fires, saving lives and assets.
Environmental quality
Soundproofing
The soundproofing systems reduce the cabin noise levels to 75 decibels (dB).

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