New Atlas Copco QAC 1450 TwinPower™ generator for MPP applications

twin 25APE10575 - QAC1450 TwinPower generator in situ. (Image source: Atlas Copco)Atlas Copco has unveiled QAC 1450 TwinPower™ containerised generators, aiming to deliver versatility, optimised performance and excellent fuel economy in modular power plant (MPP) applications

The QAC 1450 TwinPower is a 20 ft ISO containerised unit housing two compact 725 kVA generators, powered by V8 Scania engines with double bearing alternators. This configuration aims to allow the two generators to work independently or in parallel with each other.

According to Atlas Copco, the system is fully EU compliant.

Sergio Salvador, product marketing manager from the Atlas Copco Power and Flow division, commented, “From full load to low load, our TwinPower concept provides the same output, performance and efficiency as a single generator package, thereby achieving up to 10 per cent in fuel savings.”

The QAC 1450 is equipped with a centralised control and monitoring system that is both easy-to-use and configure, said the company.

This is facilitated by two Qc4003 digital controllers that feature intuitive touchscreens and a choice of island or power management system (PMS) modes. The model is capable of either running as a standalone unit, in parallel with other generators, or in parallel with mains power.

Capable of operating continuously in challenging conditions, including high altitude environments, the containerised TwinPower generator system features an intelligent cooling system that ensures optimised performance at temperature up to 50°C.

Ease of service was a prime consideration during the design of the TwinPower system, with large access doors and custom service tools helping to maximise uptime. The service requirement is less than two hours of maintenance for every 500 hours of operation. Furthermore, due to the twin power concept, it is possible to still benefit from 50 per cent of the unit’s total capacity during maintenance operations.

The QAC1450 is designed to meet and exceed international approval specifications, including ISO8528, and is compliant with all current EU safety and environmental regulations.

Atlas Copco’s TwinPower operating principle is based around the concept of two generators, with two independent engines, inside one box. The QAC 1450 is the latest model to be launched and follows on from the successful TwinPower introduction in 2016.

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