SOURCE: Everest Sciences

Everest Sciences

March 03, 2014 08:00 ET

Everest Sciences Announces Order From Kinder Morgan, Inc.

Leading Gas Transportation Company Will Use Everest Sciences ECOChill™ Hybrid Inlet Chilling Solution to Maintain Consistent Flow of Gas

TULSA, OK--(Marketwired - Mar 3, 2014) - Everest Sciences Corporation, a leading provider of air cooling and handling solutions for the Oil & Gas, Power Generation, Chemical Production and other industries, announced today it has received an order for two of its ECOChill hybrid turbine inlet chilling solutions from Kinder Morgan, Inc. The ECOChill installations will provide filtered and chilled inlet air to two gas turbines while consuming only a fraction of the energy required by conventional inlet chilling. The addition of the Everest Sciences system allows the Solar Taurus 70 and Centaur 40 gas turbines, used as the drivers for a pipeline compression station, to operate at consistent winter-like capacity during warm weather days.

 Gas Turbines are used in pipeline compressor stations to provide a reliable source of horsepower to operate the gas compressors on the operator's pipeline network. However, when ambient air temperature rises, gas turbine output decreases, reducing the horsepower available to push natural gas down the pipeline. Existing solutions for cooling turbine inlet air -- such as mechanical chilling or direct evaporative cooling -- have either a steep cost in terms of additional energy required to operate, or provide insufficient cooling. Everest Sciences has pioneered Indirect Evaporative Inlet Cooling which provides cooler, denser air at a lower parasitic power load, while not requiring highly treated water.

This order builds on earlier Everest Sciences' projects serving the Oil and Gas industry. A compressor station installation in the Rocky Mountain region recently completed its second summer of operation providing consistent inlet air temperatures between 45-55 °F resulting in approximately 725,000 additional HPh each summer. Other Everest Sciences installations serve Natural Gas Processing and Natural Gas Liquids facilities in Texas.

"We are pleased Kinder Morgan selected our ECOChill Hybrid air handling solution for use on its gas pipeline compressor station," said David Voeller, President of Everest Sciences. "We see increasing market acceptance of our industry-leading solutions across a broad range of industries. This order serving the Oil and Gas industry underscores the excellent technical fit, as well as the strong economic benefits energy customers can obtain from our products."

An operator such as Kinder-Morgan typically evaluates several solutions to improve hot weather pipeline capacity, in order to better serve their customers. Following a careful evaluation, a midstream company will implement the Everest Sciences ECOChill system on their pipeline compressor station, and realize positive customer benefits, including increased pipeline capacity. 

About Kinder Morgan, Inc.
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP) is a leading pipeline transportation and energy storage company and one of the largest publicly traded pipeline limited partnerships in America. It owns an interest in or operates approximately 51,000 miles of pipelines and 180 terminals. The general partner of KMP is owned by Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI). Kinder Morgan is the largest midstream and the third largest energy company in North America with a combined enterprise value of approximately $115 billion. It owns an interest in or operates approximately 80,000 miles of pipelines and 180 terminals. Its pipelines transport natural gas, gasoline, crude oil, carbon dioxide and other products. Kinder Morgan terminals store petroleum products and chemicals and handle such products as ethanol, coal, petroleum coke and steel. KMI owns the general partner interests of KMP and El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. (NYSE: EPB), along with limited partner interests in KMP, Kinder Morgan Management, LLC (NYSE: KMR) and EPB. For more information please visit www.kindermorgan.com.

About Everest Sciences
Everest Sciences provides a range of air handling solutions that help customers in the oil & gas, food processing, pulp and paper, co-gen, chemical processing, and gas transportation industries achieve greater manufacturing and production efficiencies, and profitability. Everest Sciences' solutions address not just an individual component of a customer's process -- such as a gas turbine -- but the entire system, and may include chilling, inlet cooling, filtration or some combination of these methods. With customer profitability fundamental to its success, Everest Sciences has developed and patented hybrid INDIRECT evaporative inlet cooling technology used in the company's ECOChill™, ECOCool™, and Hydro-Flexcool™ systems to create cooler, denser air more efficiently than the conventional cooling technologies. For more information please visit www.EverestSciences.com, email info@everestsciences.com, or call 1-800-913-6810. International customers may call
+1-918-770-7190.

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7737 East 42nd Place
Tulsa, OK 74145

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