For Release: February 2023
IRVING, TEXAS – Caterpillar Inc. today introduced the Cat® XGC1900 natural-gas power module, a highly efficient and power-dense solution with NOx emissions as low as 250mg/Nm3 without requiring aftertreatment.
Now available from Cat dealers throughout North America, the Cat XGC1900 power module provides up to 1900 kW of continuous power to support large-scale applications such as utilities, municipal infrastructure, fresh water and wastewater treatment plants, and mining and quarry sites. It is engineered for flexibility by easily switching between 50 and 60 Hz and across a range of voltages, enabling one machine to satisfy varying load requirements in diverse regions and applications.
Powered by the Cat G3516H gas engine, the new module packages a CSA-certified gas train and cooling, noise attenuation, air handling and other essential components in a weather-resistant 40-foot container that streamlines transport and deployment while offering exceptional sound attenuation.
Additionally, the XGC1900 offers best-in-class fuel efficiency and reduced oil consumption as well as longer service and maintenance intervals, significantly reducing operating costs.
“As customers increasingly embrace the advantages of using gaseous fuels, this high-performing power module addresses large-scale continuous power needs with a potent combination of reliability, serviceability and low emissions,” said Tom Caldwell, global general manager for electric power rental solutions at Caterpillar.
Dynamic Capabilities for Customers
The Cat XGC1900 gas generator set offers numerous benefits that improve performance and reduce operating costs for customers. It features Caterpillar’s EMCP 4 control system, providing engine and generator set control, protection, and monitoring. Its externally accessible, package-mounted control panel and power distribution panel facilitate operator access and serviceability.
The Cat XGC1900 is equipped with Cat Connect technology to remotely track and manage the generator set and improve operational efficiency. The telematics send real-time information on fuel status, battery voltage, and run status. Connected assets support peak operation with timely insights that help customers better control costs, improve performance and reduce risks.
Offering excellent response in high ambient conditions and high altitudes, the Cat XGC1900 is engineered for high fuel tolerance, allowing for the use of gases with low methane numbers.
It reduces sound levels to 81 dB(A) at 7 meters per SAEJ1074, when measured at 75% prime load and 75% fan speed. Additionally, it supports reduced oil consumption as well as longer service and maintenance intervals.
Fully designed and tested by Caterpillar, the Cat XGC1900 uses proven technologies seamlessly integrated to enable simple, reliable operation. All Cat rental power solutions are available through the worldwide Cat dealer network. Cat dealers work 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist with emergency rental needs and provide a comprehensive range of maintenance and services.
With 2022 sales and revenues of $59.4 billion, Caterpillar Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, off-highway diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been helping customers build a better, more sustainable world and are committed and contributing to a reduced-carbon future. Our innovative products and services, backed by our global dealer network, provide exceptional value that helps customers succeed. Caterpillar does business on every continent, principally operating through three primary segments – Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation – and providing financing and related services through our Financial Products segment. Visit us at caterpillar.com or join the conversation on our social media channels.
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