SEATTLE, Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ClearSign Combustion Corporation (NASDAQ: CLIR), an emerging provider of industrial combustion technologies that help to reduce emissions and improve efficiency, today announced that Tricor Refining, LLC has awarded a follow-on contract to retrofit a Duplex system into a Cleaver-Brooks water tube boiler. The order follows ClearSign's successful completion of a Duplex system retrofit into a vertical process heater at Tricor.
The project will be installed by Advanced Combustion and Process Controls, ClearSign's representative in Southern California, and is expected to reduce emissions while improving efficiency through the elimination of flue gas recirculation. It is expected to provide Tricor with added steam capability to better meet their production needs while providing Emission Reduction Credits from the local air district by greatly reducing NOx emissions.
"We are pleased that Tricor has awarded ClearSign this additional project and that we can deliver the performance the customer seeks, namely reduced emissions and improved efficiency. We are eager to meet or exceed the customer's expectations by again delivering Best Available Control Technology level solutions that enhance Tricor's operation and put them at the forefront of environmental compliance," said Stephen Pirnat, Chairman of the Board and CEO of ClearSign.
This phased project will begin with an interactive design process with the customer. Once the design is agreed upon, then the project will proceed to the field development stage for installation, and start-up. The design phase is expected to take approximately six months with installation to be subject to Tricor's operational requirements and shut-down schedule. Therefore, assuming customer approval of the design, this project is expected to be completed before the fourth quarter of 2017.
Although Tricor's water tube boiler is used in oil refining, it is part of the broader market for packaged boilers. This award marks ClearSign's entrance into a fourth and significant market vertical. A 2016 Market Assessment Report from Frost & Sullivan identified packaged boilers to have a 10-year serviceable available market of up to $1.7 billion. Commercial installations for ClearSign's Duplex technology are also presently underway in three other significant market verticals: once through steam generators used in the enhanced oil recovery industry, process heaters in the oil refining industry and wellhead enclosed flares required in certain oil production applications.
About ClearSign Combustion Corporation
ClearSign Combustion Corporation designs and develops products and technologies for the purpose of improving key performance characteristics of combustion systems, including emissions and operational performance, energy efficiency and overall cost-effectiveness. Our patented Duplex™ and Electrodynamic Combustion Control™ platform technologies enhance the performance of combustion systems in a broad range of markets, including the chemical, petrochemical, refinery, power and commercial/industrial boiler industries. For more information, please visit www.clearsign.com.
About Tricor Refining
Tricor Refining, LLC is located in Bakersfield, California at the site of the former Golden Bear Oil Specialties Refinery. The refinery was purchased in 2001 by Ergon, Inc. and San Joaquin Refining Co., Inc. The facility has been redesigned into a processing, transloading and storage facility for elevated temperature, non-hazardous material, petroleum products and asphalt. Tricor offers processing capabilities for industrial asphalt customers with its two automated asphalt blowing stills, emulsion plant and polymer plant. Additionally, Tricor offers for sale its well-known Golden Bear Preservation Products, SC cutback asphalt, emulsion base stock and emulsions. With over 500,000 barrels of asphalt storage and an additional 500,000 barrels of other petroleum product storage and 38 heated railcar unloading spots, Tricor is able to provide economical transloading, tank leasing to a variety of customers for their long-term or short-term needs. Ergon, Inc. and San Joaquin Refining Co., Inc. are both privately held refiners, processors, transporters, and marketers of petroleum products are located in Jackson, Mississippi and Bakersfield, California, respectively. For more information, please visit www.tricorrefining.com.
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