New gensets introduced at Middle East Electricity

27th April 2018

Engine manufacturer Cummins has introduced the C450 D5, which is part of its QSG12 series diesel generator sets (gensets) for the commercial and industrial markets, at the Middle East Electricity (MEE) 2018 in Dubai, which was held from March 6 to 8 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, in Dubai.

The QSG12 series is available from 400 kVA to 450 kVA, powered by a Cummins four- cycle, inline, six-cylinder dual-speed diesel engine, offering more robust performance using less fuel. The company explains that additional features include extended service intervals of 500 hours, a lower fuel consumption and unaided cold-start capabilities at 12 ºC.

“The exhibition was a perfect platform for Cummins to debut its latest innovations for the power-generation sector,” comments Cummins Africa and Middle East director Alok Joshi.

He points out that also on display at MEE was the C1540 N5CC, a new addition to the QSK60 gas-engine portfolio. This offers the company’s customers options that allow it to be used for both independent power producers and combined heat and power applications. The C1540 N5CC can supply an electrical efficiency of up to 43.8% and the upgraded model reduces total cost of ownership and delivers good power efficiency.

He explains that the new 9.5 ℓ G-Drive Coolpac series was also showcased in the newly released Cummins black colour. The 6LTAA9.5-G1 G-Drive Coolpac model, available at 350 kVA, offers higher efficiency and dependability. With a 24-valve and a larger flow injector design, this new model delivers one of the highest power-to-weight ratios in its class.

Cummins also displayed its Digital Master Control 8000, a fully automatic, distributed logic controller for remote applications, making it easier for users to integrate and adapt their varying power needs. The new system can control diverse power sources such as solar, genset and wind.

With available remote access and monitoring, users can access the control system securely and view up to 90 days of data logging anytime, anywhere. Further, the company launched a virtual reality experience at MEE 2018, which allowed users to step inside a generator plant room and connect a complete power system