Tucson Embedded Systems’ iDECs Units Changing Hydraulic Drilling & Fracturing Operationsby Hot Off The Press (Release) on May. 20, 2013, under Press Releases
TUCSON, AZ – Tucson Embedded Systems, Inc. (TES), continues to find success innovating and implementing new technologies for the Hydraulic Fracturing business in partnership with Green Field Energy Services.
Green Field Energy Services (GFES) selected multiple units of TES’s iDEC system in 2012 to power their Turbine Frac Pumps. GFES has successfully adapted Tucson Embedded Systems’ iDEC units to successfully run 100% on field gas, making it simpler for customers to convert from diesel to natural gas as a fuel source.
“We’re thrilled to be collaborating with Tucson Embedded Systems to develop a turbine-driven system that gives our customers the most innovative solutions for their fracturing operations,” said Rick Fontova, President of Green Field Energy Services.
While iDEC systems have traditionally been used in avionics, the TES iDEC assembly is the only one of its kind in that it adapts the use of turbines to be used in other industrial settings. In 2010, Tucson Embedded Systems developed and began manufacturing iDEC units for use in turbine-powered pumping equipment used in hydraulic fracturing operations. The iDEC system is designed and manufactured in the United States.
TES’s universal iDEC unit offers an enhanced engine control and safety system unique to power plants to improve reliability and expand drilling extraction methods allowing turbines to run efficiently on natural gas or diesel fuel.
“TES’s iDEC system provides multiple advantages over the diesel-powered pumping equipment traditionally used in our industry including significantly lower emissions, a smaller operating footprint, and greater fuel flexibility,” said David Crowe, President of Tucson Embedded Systems.
TES’s universal iDEC unit improves drilling extraction methods by allowing turbines to run efficiently on natural gas or diesel fuel. Based on current energy prices, by using 100 percent field gas instead of diesel, an operator can lower its energy costs by up to 75 percent.
“We are proud to offer partners, like Green Field Energy Services, a product for harvesting onsite natural gas safely and efficiently,” added Crowe.
About Tucson Embedded Systems
Founded in 1997, Tucson Embedded Systems, Inc. (TES) provides, end-to-end development, manufacturing and field placement of industrial software and electronic systems to government and commercial customers. Our mission-driven philosophy drives our core capabilities, which include systems engineering, safety and mission critical software development to FAA DO-178B guidelines, testing/automated testing and independent verification and validation, rapid prototyping and integration, enterprise systems development, printed circuit boards and specialty manufacturing.
Headquartered in Tucson, TES employs more than 90 of the industry’s best engineering and analytical professionals to deliver innovative engineering solutions from concept to production into maintenance for mission and safety critical systems. For more information visit www.TucsonEmbedded.com
About Green Field Energy Services
Green Field Energy Services, Inc. is an independent oilfield services company that provides a wide range of services to oil and natural gas drilling and production companies to help develop and enhance the production of hydrocarbons. The Company’s services include hydraulic fracturing, cementing, coiled tubing, pressure pumping, acidizing and other pumping services.
In December 2010, Green Field became the first company to provide hydraulic fracturing services utilizing turbine-powered pumping equipment. The Company believes that its technology provides several advantages over the diesel-powered pumping equipment generally utilized in the industry, including significantly lower emissions, a smaller operating footprint, lower manufacturing costs, lower operating costs and greater fuel flexibility, including the ability to operate on natural gas.