A durable engine specifically designed for use with low-energy fuel is the cornerstone of a reliable power system. That engine drives a Cat generator to produce electricity for standby power for municipal buildings.
Cat low-energy fuel generators offer a specialized tolerance to the contaminants in sewage gas fuels by offering additional features that include:
Heated engine jacket water passes through a plate-and-frame heat exchanger that is connected to the treatment plant's process heat loop. Additional heat can be recovered from the aftercooler circuit as well as the engine's exhaust. The system is typically electrically integrated into the facility via Cat utility grade paralleling switchgear with PLC-based controls that allow electricity to be exported to the grid or used exclusively by the facility.
The line of G3500 engines brings versatility, uptime, and low operating cost to your gas compression operation. They are equipped with ADEM A3 technology that enables highest performance and safety while maintaining low emissions. Ideal applications for G3500 engines include gas lift, gas gathering, and wellhead gas compression. Cat G3508 gas engine. Ratings: 391-500 bkW (524-670 bhp) @ 1200-1400 rpm are NSPS site compliant capable with customer-provided air-fuel ratio control and aftertreatment or available for non-regulated areas.Learn More
From natural gas-fueled combined heat and power (CHP) systems and emergency power for facilities, to renewable biogas energy to support the local grid, or electricity generated from coal mine gases, Caterpillar has a wide range of reliable gas power solutions.Learn More
Approximately 1.2 billion people live without access to electricity, mostly in rural communities which are highly dispersed with low populations. This makes it cost prohibitive to bring in utility sources. Electricity for basic services – lights, fans, computers, television and phones – has a significant impact.