calendar 30.08.2022
CHP units can be operated not only on natural gas, hydrogen or various types of biogas but also propane (liquefied petroleum gas) can be used for their operation. In addition to their high efficiency, flexible operation and low emissions, the economical operation on this fuel is nowadays another indisputable advantage of CHP units.

There are thus many suitable areas of application for cogeneration. The operation of such a unit is very reliable and its service life is calculated to be many years if properly serviced. Because of the current geopolitical situation in Europe, and also as a result of the completely non-standard situation on the electricity and natural gas markets, propane is another interesting and, above all, highly economical alternative, thanks to its significantly lower price compared to the current price of natural gas.

CHP units are thus proving once again that they can react quickly to market changes and offer a less common but functional solution.

TEDOM has extensive experience in the manufacture and operation of propane CHP units. We commissioned our first Propane-fired CHP unit in 2003 in Lithuania. Subsequent units have found applications in many areas such as industry, shopping centres, hotels, swimming pools and wellness centres. These are mostly so-called island operations with their own storage tanks, i.e. places where the necessary gas infrastructure is not available.

In the past, this was not a much sought-after solution, yet we have completed nearly 50 projects in 15 countries around the world where a Propane-burning unit has been commissioned. The most commonly installed models are the Micro 30, Cento 80 and Cento 150 units, but we are prepared to supply units with much higher outputs if required. In addition to new units, we also offer customers the option of converting existing natural gas CHP units to burn Propane.