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MWM upgrades gas gensets

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 17:10 -- Ruth Williams

After two years of development, German gas genset manufacturer MWM has launched a new version of its TCG 2032 unit.MWM

The Caterpillar-owned company says optimized spark plugs and turbocharger technology have resulted in electrical efficiency of up to 44.2% with an output of 3,333 to 4,300 kWe in the V12 and V16 cylinder versions. The service interval up to the major overhaul has been increased from 64 000 hours to 80 000 hours.

MWM has also recently launched an improved TCG 2016 C which can also be used with biogas. It is available for both 50 and 60 Hz. The TCG 2016 C series is available in the V8, V12 and V16 versions. 

Systematic optimization of the ignition and the TEM (Total Electronic Management) control system guarantee improved load balancing over all the cylinders. The anti-knocking controller has also undergone further improvement. 

The combination of optimized throttle valves, a new actuator for the gas mixer and a nano-coated intercooler ensures that the genset lasts even longer and is even less sensitive to external influences. Thanks to these improvement measures, the new genset achieves a maximum efficiency of 42.8% with biogas.