For Worldwide Release: August 29, 2018
Peoria, Illinois – Caterpillar Energy Solutions is pleased to introduce the Cat® CG132B-16 generator set, rated for continuous power at 1 MW for 50 Hz in natural gas applications. The new generator set offers outstanding price-performance and optimized lube oil management with high power density.
“This new gas generator set solution will allow our customers to experience faster payback periods of power plants due to the lower investment costs,” said Tobias Wedemeier, product line manager for Caterpillar Energy Solutions. “The 1 MW CG132B-16 offers customers low investment and service costs, while still sustaining high electrical efficiency. The new generator set offers high power density with a very small footprint, featuring one of the most compact designs in its class. The CG132B-16 features higher exhaust gas temperature, up to 470-plus Celsius, making it ideal for Combined Heat and Power (CHP) applications, including steam generation.” said Wedemeier.
“With the optimized piston group and the expanded lubricant volume, adapted to the engine, we have significantly reduced the lubricant operating costs,” said Florian Kahl, development engineer for Caterpillar Energy Solutions. “Improved oil lifetime is due to much smoother oil usage, which decreases oil consumption and increases oil exchange intervals, reducing overall owning and operating costs.”
In addition, the CG132B-16 features Caterpillar’s fully digitized Total Plant and Energy Management (TPEM) system. Responsible for controlling all power plant data within an advanced hardware and software solution, this new system eliminates the need for multiple controls. It also features a user-friendly 15-inch touchscreen, which provides a wide range of data concerning the status of the power plant. The data is saved for up to one year, enabling shorter maintenance times through systematic planning.
The CG132B-16 also comes standard with Cat Connect capabilities, Cat Connect is a suite of services to collect and analyze data to help customers reduce owning and operating costs and increase profits.
Caterpillar is best in class in the power generation marketplace with market leading power systems engineered to deliver unmatched flexibility, expandability, reliability and cost-effectiveness. With parts and service available globally, Caterpillar offers worldwide product support through its comprehensive service and dealer network, where technicians are trained to service every aspect of the equipment.
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About Caterpillar Energy Solutions
With its two brands, MWM and Cat, Caterpillar Energy Solutions stands for highly-efficient and eco-friendly solutions for distributed power generation and manufactures gas engines, electricity power plants, as well as CHP plants. As part of the Caterpillar Global Power Solutions Division, Caterpillar Energy Solutions today commands a leading market position in the field of highly efficient, ecologically advanced distributed energy solutions. Thus, we serve our customers around the globe as a reliable partner for proven and sustained added value in the implementation of power plant projects. Our products are the result of more than 145 years of experience in the development and optimization of gas engines and generator sets for natural gas, biogas and other special gases.
For more than 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2017 sales and revenues of $45.462 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three primary segments - Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment. For more information, visit caterpillar.com. To connect with us on social media, visit caterpillar.com/social-media.
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