Caterpillar Extends Range of Containerized CHP Solutions that Lower Energy Costs, Increase Resiliency, and Support Sustainability Initiatives

For Worldwide Release: December 16, 2021
Release Number: EEPR2121

DEERFIELD, IL – Caterpillar Inc. today announced that it now offers new 1.5 MW and 2.0 MW power nodes in the company’s growing line of containerized combined heat and power (CHP) systems packaged in standardized, factory-assembled solutions. The solutions support strategic enterprise goals by reducing total energy costs, increasing energy resiliency, and driving sustainability initiatives forward.

By adding options with Cat® G3512H and Cat G3516H natural-gas generator sets, Caterpillar delivers containerized CHP solutions with power modules ranging from 1.5 MW up to 2.5 MW that simplify the design, installation, and commissioning of CHP applications while eliminating the need for outsourcing additional engineering or project management.

Designed, assembled, and tested at Caterpillar facilities in the U.S., the sound-attenuated, 63-foot-long solutions reduce the lead time to implement CHP capabilities by including all the major elements needed to support a cogeneration application, including the generator set, heat recovery and dissipation systems, combustion and ventilation air systems, master controls, and balance of plant components. The CHP solutions feature standardized configurations to reduce lead times while allowing for the customization of the radiator system, exhaust and air system, fuel system, and other components.

Now available for purchase in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, Caterpillar’s containerized CHP solutions feature a standard Caterpillar warranty, with a suite of additional Extended Service Coverage options available. They can be equipped with Cat Connect Remote Asset Monitoring, which provides data visualization, reporting, and alerts that are accessible from anywhere in the world through an easy-to-use web interface and mobile app.

“Caterpillar is committed to helping customers achieve their sustainability goals through a comprehensive range of innovative power solutions that precisely address power needs, fuel availability, emission standards, and return-on-investment targets,” said Thomas Smith, North America gas segment manager for Caterpillar’s Electric Power division. “By expanding our containerized CHP options, we have further simplified the process for customers to support their environmental, social, and governance initiatives quickly and economically.”

Cogeneration Capabilities from Caterpillar

Facilities can reduce operating costs by implementing a Cat CHP system or a combined cooling, heat, and power (CCHP) system. Most Cat natural gas-fueled engines can be configured with a CHP or CCHP system to simultaneously generate power for electrical loads while capturing waste heat that can be repurposed as thermal energy for facility processes or heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) requirements.

While the combination of grid power and traditional boilers for thermal energy offers less than 50% energy efficiency, CHP and CCHP systems from Caterpillar can provide total energy efficiencies of up to 90% or more. This allows customers to save on energy spending, provide autonomy of supply and reduce emissions.

Cat CHP and CCHP systems can deliver a rapid return on investment for a wide range of industrial and commercial facilities, such as manufacturing plants, refineries, regional district heating plants, resorts, shopping malls, high-rise office buildings, universities, data centers, and hospitals.

Caterpillar delivers innovative power systems engineered for durability, reliability, and value. The company offers worldwide product support, with parts and services packaged in customer value agreements available through the Cat authorized service and dealer network. In addition, dealer technicians are trained to provide a comprehensive range of maintenance and services that help customers optimize the total cost of ownership of Cat equipment.

For more details on Caterpillar’s full range of CHP solutions, visit www.cat.com/chp or e-mail Electric_Power@cat.com.

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