Cummins Introduces New Technology in a New Natural Gas Series of Generators

Cummins Introduces New Technology in a New Natural Gas Series of Generators
Published: 5 February 2019 - 4:39 a.m.
By: Baset Asaba

Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) will debut the HSK78G natural gas generator series during the 2019 Middle East Electricity (MEE) at the Dubai World Trade Centre, March 5 – 7.

Fueling the next generation of power, the series offers a total package of gas generator capabilities and innovative gas technology for prime and peaking power applications.

With a power density of up to 2.0MW from a 78L engine, the HSK78G generator series is designed to provide reliable power, regardless of the natural gas source or the climate, including extreme heat up to a blistering 131 degrees Fahrenheit (55 degrees Celsius) and extreme altitudes.

This new technology represents a bold step into the gas arena for Cummins that pushes new levels of efficiency, transient performance and gas variation well beyond former natural gas generators.

Craig Wilkins, Director of Cummins Prime Power Segment and Global Sales Support, said: “The HSK78G models are suitable for a diverse set of industries from mining and manufacturing to shopping malls and hospitals. The new generator series has been designed to push the boundaries of performance to extremes while achieving a low total cost of ownership. A high electrical efficiency of up to 44.2 percent (50Hz) and 43.5 percent (60Hz) is achieved on a wide range of pipeline natural gas down to 70 methane number (MN) without impacting power output and efficiency.

“In addition, the barrier-breaking fuel flexibility of the HSK78G enables the utilization of low-cost, low-BTU and free fuel sources, that would otherwise be considered waste products, delivering robust power even with very aggressive fuels with minimal derating.”

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