Axiom Engineers℠ has been involved in engineering successful Industrial Cogeneration plants since the passage of PURPA in 1979. We avoided small-scale cogeneration until the Capstone Turbine® became commercially available because of the poor reliability and the high maintenance needs of small size reciprocating engine-based cogeneration. Axiom Engineers℠ has invested thousands of staff hours in understanding the technical, economical, and regulatory issues involved in cogeneration.
Our engineers have designed cogeneration projects and central plants for a wide variety of industries and applications. Our experience includes food plants, landfill gas, swimming pools, hotels, resorts, sewage plants, wineries, absorption and adsorption chilling, hospitals, and off-grid power.
Axiom Engineers℠ has been involved with the beneficial use of landfill gas for over 10 years. One of our projects produces over 2 megawatts of electricity and heats several buildings and domestic hot water. We have engineered central plants for public and private clients, which incorporate thermal storage for off peak energy use.
Turbomachinery evolved slowly. Until 1872 when Franz Stolze designed the first modern gas turbine. His invention laid the foundations and basic principles that gas turbines are based upon today. While this early precursor even included a multistage axial compressor and turbine, its efficiency was only about 4%.