Caterpillar Introduces Uprated Cat® C32 ACERT™ diesel generator set Featuring Higher Power Density for Standby Power Applications

For Worldwide Release: March 26, 2018
Release Number: EEPR0418

PEORIA, IL – Caterpillar Inc. today announced the introduction of six new ratings for the Cat® C32 ACERT™ diesel generator set for standby and mission-critical applications. These ratings further expand Caterpillar’s market-leading range of power solutions with leading power density to reduce total site preparation, transportation and installation costs while requiring less overall space for the generator set.

Now available, these new ratings include 1400 kVA and 1500 kVA ratings engineered for 50-Hz non-regulated emissions applications; 1100 ekW and 1250 ekW ratings at 60 Hz for non-regulated emissions markets; and 1100 ekW and 1250 ekW ratings certified for 60-Hz Tier 2 emissions applications.

These newly rated generator sets feature a smaller footprint and up to 44 percent more power density than competitive power solutions on the market today.

This launch represents the latest in a series of new ratings introduced by Caterpillar for medium- to large-sized diesel generator sets from 1400 to 3500 kVA in 50-Hz applications and 1100 to 2750 ekW for 60-Hz operating environments. These new ratings significantly decrease customers’ installed and ancillary costs through reduced overall footprints and weight.

“Customers fully understand the negative impacts that a power outage can have on their businesses, and they are increasingly savvy about selecting a reliable power solution that can still deliver savings in total owning and operating costs,” said Lenaik Andrieux, general manager for Caterpillar’s Large Electric Power Division. “With these newly uprated Cat C32 ACERT diesel generator set, Caterpillar is reaffirming its leadership in delivering a full range of dependable, space-conscious power solutions that makes standby power increasingly cost-effective.”

The Cat C32 ACERT diesel generator set is equipped with an alternator that enables quick load acceptance and features exceptional motor starting capabilities, which allows users to minimize oversizing the generator set due to motor starting requirements.

These generator sets have been designed and tested to meet the NFPA power restoration requirement for Level 1 systems and accept 100 percent block load in one step. They also meet ISO 8528-5 G3 requirements for steady state and load acceptance.

Caterpillar is a leader in the power generation marketplace with power systems engineered to deliver unmatched durability, reliability, and value. The company offers worldwide product support with parts and service available globally through the Cat authorized service and dealer network. In addition, dealer service technicians are trained to service the entire Cat generator set and ancillary equipment.

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Cat® C32 ACERT™ diesel generator set with 1500 kVA rating for 50 Hz non-regulated emissions applications

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