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Overview

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.

Gas Generator Sets Specification

Units:
Maximum Continuous Rating 1560 ekW 1560 ekW Less
Fuel Type Natural Gas, Biogas, Coal Gas Natural Gas, Biogas, Coal Gas Less
Maximum Electrical Efficiency 43.3% 43.3% Less
Frequency 50 or 60 Hz 50 or 60 Hz Less
Speed 1500 or 1800 rpm 1500 or 1800 rpm Less

Engine Specifications

Engine Model CG170 CG170 Less
Displacement 4320.0 in³ 70.8 l Less
Aspiration TA TA Less
Bore 6.7 in 170.0 mm Less
Stroke 7.7 in 195.0 mm Less

Generator Set Dimensions

Length 261.4 in 6640.0 mm Less
Width 70.0 in 1778.0 mm Less
Height 87.0 in 2210.0 mm Less
Dry Weight - Genset 32848.5 lb 14900.0 kg Less

CG170-16 Standard Equipment

Air Inlet
  • Two-element single-stage air cleaner with enclosure and service indicator
  • Turbocharger for the CG132-8 with a water-cooled bearing case

Control Panels
  • TEM(Total Electronic Management)

Exhaust
  • Closed crankcase ventilation system
  • PEARL/Low resistence exhaust system

Cooling
  • Jacket water and SCAC thermostats
  • Cat flanges on SCAC circuit
  • Electrical jacket water and aftercooler coolant pump
  • flange connections for JW inlet and outlet
  • Engine driven water pumps for jacket water and after cooler
  • Jacket water and SCAC thermostats
  • ANSI/DN customer flange connections for JW inlet and outlet
  • Cat flanges on SCAC circuit

Fuel system
  • Electronic fuel metering valve
  • Pre-chamber spark plugs
  • Independently controlled cylinder monitoring and ignition system

Generator
  • Reactive droop
  • Bus bar connections
  • Winding temperature detectors
  • Anti-condensation space heater
  • 3-phase sensing and KVAR/PF control

Starting/Charging
  • 24V starting motors
  • Battery disconnect switch

General
  • Crankshaft vibration damper and guard

CG170-16 Optional Equipment

Air Inlet
  • Mounting stand
  • Air cleaner with precleaner

Cooling
  • CHP skid

EMCP 4 Generator Set Controls

Cat generator sets provide a complete factory-built solution with fully featured standard and advanced controls. Optional accessories enhance the capabilities of the genset package-mounted control system.

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