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Cooling Considerations for Enclosed Generator Sets

Placing a generator set in an enclosure has a direct impact on the generator set's ambient capabilities.  It is important to recognize the effect of the enclosure and understand the actual ambient capability of the enclosed generator set.

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NATURAL GAS FOR FUELING DATA CENTERS

Gas power generation provides a resilient, environmentally and economically sound solution for data center facilities. The cost of natural gas is at a low point and the supply is abundant. Caterpillar offers a number of ways to transition from diesel to gas power.

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GENERATOR SOUND LEVELS

Noise levels of can be an influential factor in purchasing a generator set. The manufacturer records sound pressure levels at fixed distances around the generator set and averages them to calculate the levels. It is critical to calculate the logarithmic mean of the measurements, not the arithmetical mean, to avoid having the generator set appear quieter on paper than in practice.

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CONTROL STRATEGY ADAPTS SYSTEM TO REMAIN STABLE

Failsafe Adaptive Load Sharing/Droop Operation is programmed into the EMCP 4.4 system to intelligently switch units to a control scheme that enables uninterrupted, stable operation for as long as it takes for full communication to be restored.

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Putting Together a High-Efficiency, Reliable and Bankable Biogas-to-Power Plant

Heat recovery from gas-fueled engine-generators can help make distributed resources more cost-effective and sustainable.

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Uptime Tier III and IV Data Center

This paper will provides detail regarding the application of Cat® generator sets into data center installations that will be certified as either a Tier III or Tier IV data center, as defined by the Uptime Institute’s Tier Standard: Topology paper.

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Application of Cat® Generator Sets in Tier III and  Tier IV Data Centers

THE IMPACT OF GENERATOR SET UNDERLOADING

While power systems vary in operation, application and load profile depending on the purpose and complexity, all power systems are designed with common goals: providing reliable power and maximizing system efficiency. To achieve these design goals, it is important to understand system operation, load profile and schemes, and required maintenance. This paper will focus on the operation of generator sets in low-load scenarios and what can result if they are used outside of these parameters.

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Natural Gas Engine Service

White paper provides information on: Monitoring trends for balanced maintenance schedules, resulting in more engine uptime Oil selection and engine oil analyses to determine oil change frequency Trending to determining spark plugs, valves, and cooling system maintenance and replacement schedules Engine overhaul types and benefits

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Sustainability

White paper provides: An overview of how ganerator sets have been used historically in sustainable energy applications. Case examples on the types of fuels and applications available for the production of sustainable electricity

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Updating Data Centers

A Fortune 500 company with an aging data center was experiencing challenges to the reliability of power in its facility. There was an obvious need for reliable emergency power...

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Biogas Finance Global

White paper provides information on: Biogas-fueled power systems seeking financing solutions must consideration feedstock, fuel supply, technology, operations, permitting, construction risks in their assessment

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CHP: Finance Global

White paper provides information on: Cogeneration project considerations including fuel supply, technology, operations, permitting, construction and credit Heat recovery and byproduct applications Input costs and revenue of combined heat and power and combined cooling heat and power projects.

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Engine Technology

White paper provides information on: Using control technologies for improved engine reliability, fuel efficiency, emissions performance, and owning and operating costs Advancements in electronic control and ignition systems Service trending using wear, oil and filter analysis, and diagnostic tools

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CHP

White paper provides information on: Applications of cogeneration by use of natural-gas-fueled engine-generators Features and benefits Project economics

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Reciprocating Engines vs. Turbines

White paper provides information on: Choosing the best power solution for CHP projects Comparison of efficiency, reliability, emissions performance and operating costs of gas reciprocating engines and gas turbines Assessing the economics of primary power sources for distributed energy projects

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Utilities

White paper provides information on: Applications of distribution generation by use of natural-gas-fueled engine-generators Features and benefits Market viability

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Biogas Comes of Age

White paper provides information on: How biogas can be a source of revenue as well as carbon footprint reduction and sustainable operations. Details on how to evaluate potential to produce and use biogas.

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Multifaceted view of DG system

The aim of this paper is to raise awareness on the diversity of issues associated with DG applications. To that end, several DG installations are reviewed here within.

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Data Centers

Data Centers

You have a commitment to keep. You’re trusted to protect the information businesses rely on, safeguard online transactions and store critical content for easy access.

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Electric Power White Papers

Electric Power White Papers

Caterpillar is pleased to provide information on new technologies as well as innovative solutions to power your business.

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Industries & Applications

Industries & Applications

You have to push every day. To meet your deadline – on time and on budget. We are dedicated to developing a power systems solution that meets your needs, regardless of the application.

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Electric Power products

Electric Power products

Any size or shape. In any regulatory environment. When you need power, Caterpillar is equal to the challenge. Our generators are used in a variety of applications.

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Bountiful Harvest

Harvest Power and Caterpillar are deploying a unique waste-to-energy solution in Orlando, Florida, turning food waste into power. The bountiful harvest process uses anaerobic digestion to produce renewable biogas, which powers two Cat® generator sets that produce 5.4 MW of combined heat and power—enough energy to power more than 2,000 homes each year.

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Power Systems Training

Your Cat® dealer is the best resource to help you meet your energy needs in terms of products, service, and skills acquisition. Work with your local Cat dealer to get the best training and support for the life of your products.

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Electric Power Application Centre

SpecSizer evaluates load types, collects data and organizes it to help you select the generator set that’s best for you. Find product comparisons, technical data, product sizing and more using our technical information portal (TIP) specifically created for consultants, architects, engineers, and owners. Check out these valuable resources now at our Application Centre!

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Electric Power Social Media

Check out the Cat® Electric Power social media page for the latest news, preventive maintenance tips, and product and show announcements.

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Cat® Dealer Service

The Cat dealer network is always ready to help. Find your dealer and read the latest in electric power service and support.

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Project Financing

No project is the same - from the application to the power need. That’s why we offer a range of project financing options.

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Electric Power News

Read the latest electric power news and articles relating to Cat electric power products by people in the know, on topics that matter to your business.

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