Why Turbines?

Proven Reliable Technology

Turbines are the engine of choice where high reliability and durability are of primary importance. Aircraft, military and electrical generation are examples of existing applications dominated by turbines.

Smaller and lighter than comparable diesels

The compact size and weight provides more flexibility when designing solutions around the engine. Renewed emphasis on heavy duty vehicle fuel consumption requires smaller, lighter engines.

Fuel Flexible (all commercial and renewable fuels)

Volatility in fuel prices makes flexibility a valuable cost management tool. Market incentives to transition to natural gas and renewable fuels favor a flexible alternative to traditional diesel power.

Durable

Products of combustion never contact the lubricating system.  No oil, fluid or urea reservoirs to fill/change. Few moving parts.  Maintenance intervals and engine life are greatly extended over the comparable diesel.

Quiet

Turbines experience almost no vibration resulting in quieter operation than a comparable diesel.

Lower Operating and Support Costs – Superior Return on Investment

Low lubricant cost and consumption; long service intervals; long life; and flexible fuel choice translate to operating cost savings.

Why Now?

The time is right for an alternative to traditional diesel power

Materials science has caught up with turbine engineering allowing us to reduce initial engine cost and dramatically improve fuel efficiency with the ICR350.

At the same time the cost of traditional diesel power is increasing as companies struggle to address more stringent emissions regulations and pending fuel consumption/GHG regulations.

The ICR350 fuel economy and related emissions will be far better than the best diesel engines of comparable size.

The ICR350 has the widest peak efficiency range of all prime movers, and delivers its high efficiency throughout a wide power range, providing a performance advantage even when operating at low loads and idle.

Turbines are recognized to have inherent advantages in size, weight, reliability, durability and operating cost when compared with reciprocating engines .

Near-zero emissions, reduced initial cost, best-in-class efficiency, fuel flexibility, inherent reliability, durability and maintainability – this is a technology that must be considered in the new clean economy.

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Why ICRTec?

The Right Partner

ICRTec is in the engine business.

With over 200 years collective gas turbine expertise we benefit from the best knowledge base in the industry.

We are focused on making our engine the best prime mover for any application.

In each market we work with OEM and integrator partners with the primary goal of making your solutions better – cleaner, more efficient, lighter, more flexible, and more cost effective than ever before.

We are structured to work with you.  For us to succeed we need our partners to succeed.

The Right Technology

The ICR350 is the first gas turbine to deliver over 40% efficiency in a cost effective package.

The ICR350 is the engine of choice to address existing and pending standards, both consumption and emissions based.

The ICR350 modular design makes it flexible enough for integration into a wide range of applications.

The ICR350 proprietary technology will be the first to bring the benefits of turbines to price sensitive markets.

No one else is doing what we are doing with turbines; no one else can.

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Our Partners

Brayton Energy, LLC

Our engine design and development program is being performed by Jim Kesseli and his Brayton Energy team, who were previously involved with the design, development and launch of Ingersoll-Rand’s PowerWorks 70 kW and 250 kW microturbines and were also deeply involved in a program with US DOE’s Oak Ridge National Labs in the design, development, and testing of a ceramic turbine rotor for the “next generation of microturbines” – a key enabling technology for the ICR350 engine.

The world class experience that the Brayton team has gained in the field of high temperature heat exchangers over the past twenty-five years is a key strategic enabler in the development of this advanced engine. The team continues to be at the leading edge of ground breaking industry developments in turbine technology.

Program Grants

The ICR350 program has obtained partial development funding from the California Energy Commission, Department of Energy, Southern California Gas, and a leading truck fleet owner.

OEM and end user interest is clear through their partnership and sponsorship of our development program.

More to come.