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Caterpillar has introduced a new generator set G3520H, designed to deliver the lowest owning and operating costs in the market currently
The new generator is the second one belonging to the H-series product line, and operates on natural gas fuel. The machine is being offered at 2,500kWe power output at 50Hz and 60Hz, stated Caterpillar officials.
The Cat G3520H was specifically designed to improve return on investment (ROI), extended duty combined heat and power and continuous electric power applications. It has an improved electrical efficiency of up to 45.3 per cent and decreased maintenance costs. The generator can be used in hospitals, data centres, manufacturing plants and greenhouses.
Additionally, product developments include cuffed cylinder liners, updated valve stem sealing, and increased valve train lubrication – all of which have minimised the number of maintenance events and reduced oil consumption over previous levels. The new model also features an open combustion chamber design, which allows use of a low-pressure fuel system that facilitates maximum performance on pipeline natural gas.
The major overhaul period of the G3520H is 80,000 hours with an in-frame maintenance interval at 40,000 hours. It has accumulated more than 100,000 hours, and is built on the legacy of the G3500 generator set platform, which has over 10,000 MWe of power installed.
The machine’s generator set is tailored to specific applications with a wide selection of Cat SR5 generators and attachments, premium controls, exhaust options, remote annunciator modules and battery chargers. The expanded set of features from Caterpillar also includes a complete gas train, package-mounted air cleaners and simplified wiring connections.