Caterpillar has announced the launch of two 50-Hz diesel generator sets configured to supply backup power in emerging markets.
The Cat 3516C-HD diesel generator set is rated at 2750kVA (2200ekW) for standby and mission-critical applications, while the Cat C32 diesel generator set is newly available in a 1250kVA (1000ekW) power rating. Both generator sets are optimised to minimise fuel costs, reduce lube oil consumption and extend time between overhauls, Caterpillar said.
The Cat 3516C-HD features a four-stroke turbocharged-aftercooled engine platform and a power density of 150kVA/m2. It is aimed at data centres and other applications that require large amounts of power in a standby configuration, with a 25% smaller footprint than comparable engines, according to Caterpillar.
The Cat C32 diesel generator set has a four-stroke engine and features a power density of 139kVA/m2, with an 8.9 m2 footprint and lower combustion temperatures. Its injection timing varies based on factors such as engine load and speed, allowing the engine to maintain optimum performance under a wide range of operating conditions, Caterpillar said. The company is marketing it for healthcare, manufacturing and industrial applications.
Both generator sets are configured with the Cat SR5 generator.
“Emerging economies are growing and becoming increasingly complex, but in many cases the power grid is not maturing quickly enough to consistently support the critical operations that are fueling economic growth,” said John Swanson, marketing division manager for Caterpillar’s electric power division. “These two new power nodes offer reliable sources of backup power in packages specially designed for the rapidly growing needs of emerging markets.”