TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tucson Embedded Systems (TES) announced today that Green Field Energy Services recently purchased 25 Industrial Digital Engine Control units known as iDEC for use in turbine-powered pumping equipment used in hydraulic fracturing operations.
"Greenfield selected TES's iDEC system because it 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 Rick Fontova, President of Green Field Energy Services.
While iDEC systems have traditionally been used in avionics, the TES iDEC assembly is unique 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.
"Our patented application of digital technology applied to turbine control systems is the first in the industry to improve efficiency, reduce material costs, regulate and reduce engine emissions and keep innovation and manufacturing in the U.S.," said David Crowe, President of TES. "Through its partnership with TES, Green Field Energy Services is the first company to provide hydraulic fracturing services utilizing turbine-powered pumping equipment."
TES' universal iDEC unit improves drilling extraction methods by allowing turbines to run efficiently on natural gas or diesel fuel.
"Finding and safely harvesting natural gas offers a clean, environmentally safe energy source close to home," said Fontova. "Innovations like TES's iDEC units are crucial to the safe growth and development of the turbine-powered hydraulic fracturing industry."
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 the company's website at 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. Green Field has corporate offices in Louisiana and Texas. For more information visit the company's website at www.gfes.com.
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