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Caterpillar launches IPP diesel generator sets

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 15:37 -- Laura Varriale
CAT generator

Caterpillar Rental Power has revealed two diesel power modules for international power providers (IPP) for short- and long-term demands.

Both sets, Cat XQC1600 and Cat XQC1200, are provided with CAT diesel engines that feature components for reconditioning and reuse at overhaul, which reduce the total cost of ownership, according to the manufacturer.

The XQC1600 has a continuous rating of 1515kW at 50Hz and 1705kW at 60Hz. The second module, the XQC1200, is rated for 1150kW at 50Hz and 1260kW at 60Hz.

“The XQC1600 and XQC1200 power modules utilize proven Cat engine platforms redesigned to provide improved fuel economy,” said Brian Kruse, general manager at Caterpillar.

The two modules incorporate a variable frequency drive and fans requiring up to 80% less power than traditional direct drive cooling fans, claimed the supplier. The engine should deliver up to 9% improvement in fuel economy at 100% load.

The control system provides site operation and monitoring from a local control room or from remote sites via Internet and is designed to reduce installation as well as startup time. The system is set to monitor the status of all service filters for remote notification of condition-based maintenance requirements.

The XQC1200 will be introduced later this year. The XQC1600 is available now.