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.
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.