Peaker Services, Inc. (PSI), the Brighton, Michigan, USA-headquartered EMD engine rebuild and repair specialist, announced that it has recently completed its acquisition of Energy Conversions, Inc. (ECI) of Tacoma, Washington, USA. No financial details were provided.
Established in 1986, ECI has focused on the development and application of natural gas conversion kits for high horsepower (HHP) diesel engine applications used primarily in power generation, wellhead gas compression, offshore drilling, marine propulsion, locomotive and mining applications.
PSI said that ECI has developed a number of natural gas-diesel conversion applications, including:
– Dual fuel natural gas EMD locomotive conversion with >80% natural gas substitution using multi-point direct gas injection in conjunction with custom engine modifications.
– Dual fuel natural gas EMD generator conversion with >90% natural gas substitution using multi-point direct gas injection with custom engine modifications.
– Spark ignited natural gas EMD locomotive and generator zero diesel fuel with multi-point direct gas injection in conjunction with custom engine modifications.
PSI said that systems are currently being developed for EPA Tier 3 certification. In addition to the EMD application offerings, ECI has also developed and applied a single-point Economizer solution for dual fuel conversions on a wide variety of four-cycle diesel engines.
PSI was founded in 1971 to repair and maintain EMD diesel generators — “Peakers” as they are known in the utility industry — and more recently, the company has diversified into complete locomotive remanufacturing, marine propulsion service and other industrial EMD applications.
In 2000, the company began a related diversification effort into controls modernization for industrial engines, turbines and compressors in concert with its appointment as the Woodward channel partner for the Northeast and Midwest USA regions.
PSI said that ECI will continue to operate out of its facility in Tacoma as Engenious Engineering, LLC.