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Johnson Matthey in battery materials plans with Cummins

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 09:32 -- Xuan Zhong
Johnson Matthey in battery materials plans with Cummins

Johnson Matthey has sold its automotive battery systems business to US-based engines and gensets manufacturer Cummins— as part of plans to jointly develop “high-energy battery materials”.

JM’s UK-based business is one of Europe's largest lithium-ion battery system suppliers with 50 employees.

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Cummins introduces Tier 4 Final gensets

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 16:04 -- Laura Varriale
Cummins introduces Tier 4 Final gensets

Cummins Power Generation has launched three Tier 4 Final certified mobile generator sets for the rental market.

The C150D2RE, C200D2RE, and C275D2RE units have a power output from 150kW to 275kW. The engines feature a combination of in-cylinder engine improvements, exhaust gas recirculation, selective catalytic reduction exhaust after treatment and diesel oxidation catalyst. 

According to the company, the generators enable switchable 60/50Hz dual frequency operation with multiple voltage configurations of 208V, 240V and 480V in three-phase and 240V in single-phase. 

The certified Cummins Power Generation’s QSB7 and QSL9 engine platforms form the basis for the three mobile sets.

The gensets are equipped with the PowerCommand 3.3 controller with paralleling and advanced load demand capabilities. The controller is able to manage power from paralleled generators to match varying load patterns, which offers additional flexibility and fuel savings for end-users.

“These new products are the result of extensive design research, customer interviews and real-world field testing to make sure we delivered Tier 4 Final certified products,” said Antonio Leitao, vice president of power products at Cummins Power Generation.

Tier 4 Final standards require a reduction to near-zero levels. US EPA adopted Tier 4 emission standards in 2004 for new off-road diesel engines.

A-Plant places £2m orders for SDMO, Cummins gensets

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 11:29 -- Editor

UK rental firm A-Plant has boosted its fleet of power generation equipment by placing orders worth almost £2m ($3.3m) for gensets manufactured by SDMO and Cummins.

The SDMO order totals 158 diesel gensets, comprising 10kVA, 15kVA, 20kVA, 30kVA, 45kVA and 60kVA models and the investment is in the region of £1.4m.

Within the order are 36 of SDMO’s brand new Diesel 10000 E Silence gensets, the first from the production line and the first to be delivered into the UK from SDMO’s manufacturing plant in Brest, France.

The Diesel 10000 E Silence is a 10kVA portable genset, supplying portable power for use on construction sites, at events and for sectors such as the rail industry. Powered by a Kohler air-cooled industrial engine, it has a soundproof enclosure which ensures ultra-low noise during operation. It has acoustic pressure level of 81dB(A) at 1m and 69dB(A) at 7m and is also fully bunded.

A-Plant has also placed an order totalling almost £450,000 with Cummins for 27 gensets, the bulk of which are for the new Cummins 100kVA unit, the C100D2R.

This latest addition to A-Plant’s rental fleet is ideal for use at construction sites, events, telecommunications and industrial applications and provides a prime rating of 100kVA at 50Hz with a ultra-low noise rating of 66.7dB(A) at seven metres.

Cummins supplies natural gas genset to ARUP

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:12 -- Laura Varriale
ARUP Salt Lake City

Cummins Power Generation has delivered natural gas generator sets to Associated Regional and University Pathologists (ARUP) Laboratories near Salt Lake City, US.

The standby power solution is to provide emergency power for critical research processes at the laboratory without risk of fuel disruption by using natural gas, according to Cummins.

Medical tester ARUP ordered three 1MW lean-burn natural gas gensets that feature unit-mounted power command controls and paralleling capability. The system accepts load within 30 seconds of start-up.

According to Cummins, ARUP chose a natural gas-fueled genset, because diesel needs replenishment by deliveries that might not be able to get through in extreme eventualities. Long-term environmental concerns about onsite diesel storage have played a role, too.

The gensets are now ready for operation in case of emergencies. In the meantime, the system runs two hours each month for testing.

The 300,000 sq. ft. laboratory processes specimens of blood, body fluid and tissue biopsies. It operates 24/7, seven days a week.

Regional distributor Cummins Rocky Mountains delivered the systems. The distributor also provided ancillary equipment and installed a digital master controller.

Cummins gensets receive EPA Tier 4 Final certification

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 15:59 -- Laura Varriale
Cummins genset

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has given Cummins’s new line of diesel backup power gensets a Tier 4 Final certification.

EPA approved the complete line of high-horsepower gensets, ranging from 680kW to 2750kW. The generators are mainly used for backup power in critical power applications such as hospitals and data centres. The line is also designed for standby power applications where air quality is impaired and for emergency use.

Cummins said it is the first manufacturer receiving a Tier 4 Final certification. “We are proud to be the first company to be awarded Tier 4 Final certification for our generators,” said Dennis Heathfield, executive director at Cummins.

The Tier 4 Final generators achieve a 99% reduction in particulate matter emissions in comparison to Tier 2 products. “By achieving this emission reduction, we are providing customers with more fuel-efficient and cleaner generators,” added Heathfield.

EPA adopted Tier 4 emission standards in 2004 for new off-road diesel engines in order to reduce hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, particulate matter and nitrogen oxide. Tier 4 Final standards require a reduction to near-zero levels.

Cummins powers Sri Lanka’s newest airport

Wed, 09/04/2013 - 11:14 -- Ruth Williams
Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport

Cummins has supplied two standalone generators to Sri Lanka’s Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport to cover power outages at the growing airport.

The project contractor, China Harbour Engineering Company, installed two 939kVA Cummins Power Generation C1000 D5 generator sets at the country's newest airport.

Noise reduction was an essential consideration because the generators had to be situated in the cargo unit within the airport. The generators were soundproofed to 70 decibels at one metre to manage the noise levels.

Cummins to target Europe rental market with launch of new gensets

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 17:36 -- Ruth Williams

Cummins is targeting the European rental market with the launch of four generator sets in the 150 to 300 kVA range.


According to International Rental News, the rental-specific sets, which have been created by a new Cummins design team led by former A-Plant power rentals director Richard Mellard, are sized at 150, 200, 250 and 300 kVA, with the smaller two using Cummins QSB7 engine and the two larger models equipped with the QSL9 power unit

The sets will be made available in markets including Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Australia. The reports said Cummins would further expand their rental range, with launches of sub-150 kVA units by the end of 2013 or the start of 2014, and larger units following in 2014/15.

The gensets come equipped with Cummins’ PowerCommand controllers, although Cummins plans to offer third-party controllers for rental companies who want commonality across their fleets. The 150 kVA unit can be used in temperatures up to 500C without any derating and the 200/250/300 sets up to 400C with no derating.

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