E3S Web Conf.
Volume 313, 202119th International Stirling Engine Conference (ISEC 2021)
|Number of page(s)||13|
|Section||Co-Generation Systems: Micro-CHP|
|Published online||22 October 2021|
Lifetime testing of a flexure based natural gas fired 1 kW thermoacoustic genset
Etalim Inc. 3718 Triumph St. Burnaby, BC, Canada
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Etalim has developed and lifetime tested a flexure-based thermoacoustic (TAC) genset operating at high pressure and frequency. It is an efficient and practical 1 kWe genset ready for deployment as a genset or a micro-cogeneration system when integrated with a recuperated natural gas burner and stroke controlling power electronics. It is a maintenancefree, extreme reliability genset particularly suited for remote power applications. The genset is fully costed and designed for manufacturing. Fuel-to-electric efficiency of 22% has been achieved, and one remaining avenue for significant improvement identified. A test TAC has been run for a cumulative time of about 8000 hours to date without any component failures.
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