Caterpillar introduces innovative energy container design that delivers optimal standby power performance in flexible, compact package

For Worldwide Release: April 10, 2019
Release Number: EEPR0319

DEERFIELD, IL – Caterpillar Inc. today announced an innovative new 20-foot (6-meter) energy container for the Cat® C32 standby diesel generator set that reduces the on-site installation footprint for an enclosed power solution while minimizing packaging and shipping costs.

The energy container is ideal for urban environments, rooftop installations, data centers, healthcare facilities, and other applications needing sound attenuation or protection from the elements. It features a patent-pending, four-foot (1.2-meter) outlet extension that folds inside the reduced-size container for shipping and then unfolds on-site to serve as a vertical discharge chamber for facilitating airflow during operation.

This functionality allows customers to select the Cat C32 generator set as a standby solution that delivers up to 1500 kVA within the most compact enclosure for this power output. The new design outperforms competing solutions that require customers to choose either a standby solution with reduced power output to meet space requirements or a power solution packaged in a larger 40-foot (12-meter) shipping container to achieve an equivalent power output.

With a noise rating of 85 dBA at 1 meter and 100 percent load, the Cat C32 generator set and energy container are available now for customers in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, CIS, and the Asia-Pacific region.

“Customers demand standby power solutions that meet their needs while minimizing owning and operating costs,” said Joel Feucht, general manager for Caterpillar’s Large Electric Power Division. “This first-to-market energy container illustrates how our engineers leverage our technology portfolio to develop unique, market-responsive solutions to help our customers be more successful.”

Caterpillar supplies innovative power systems engineered to deliver exceptional 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 every aspect of Cat equipment.

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Energy container for the Cat® C32 standby generator set

Energy container for the Cat® C32 standby generator set

Energy container for the Cat® C32 standby generator set

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