Experience VR and a brand new genset from Cummins

Cummins RThe QSG12 series diesel gensets. (Image source: Cummins)Cummins is introducing the C450 D5, as part of the QSG12 series diesel gensets, for the commercial and industrial markets at Middle East Electricity 2018

This new product offers more power for less space, by delivering a much higher power density and a more reliable power solution. The series is available from 400-450kVA and powered by a Cummins four cycle, inline, six-cylinder dual speed diesel engine offering more robust performance using less fuel. Features also include extended service intervals of 500 hours, lower fuel consumption and unaided cold start capability at 12°C.

“MEE 2018 is a perfect platform for Cummins to debut its refreshed product line-up for the power-generation sector,” Alok Joshi, Cummins Power Generation, director, Africa and Middle East, said.

“Cummins is a long-time exhibitor at MEE, having had a major presence at this leading power-generation exhibition for the past seven years. It is a major event for us as it talks to the industry we are in. A lot of diesel genset manufacturers are also present, many of them powered by Cummins. Hence, it is not only a good platform to launch new products, but to engage with other OEMs as well.”

Joshi also revealed that the genset market in the Middle East and Africa is growing due to the unreliability of power grids in general and a region-wide electricity shortage. However, prevailing economic and political conditions continue to hamper growth in major markets such as Kenya.

“The biggest growth area, at the moment, is in West Africa, where the focus is on markets such as the Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal.”

Also on display is the new variable speed generator set model, C22DVT – the newest member of the existing X2.5 telecom product series. The new model offers fuel savings up to 45 per cent based on load and a much greater reduction in operational expenditures to further optimize the total cost of ownership (TCO). Due to its variable speed capability, the C22DVT model operates with less noise, which is ideal for telecom installations located near residential areas. The model is designed to be used with rectifiers to produce 48VDC power delivering reliable and uninterrupted service.

The C1540 N5CC is the newest addition to the QSK60 gas engine portfolio and offers new customer options that make it a perfect fit for both independent power producers and combined heat and power applications. Supplying electrical efficiency of up to 43.8 per cent, the upgraded model can reduce total cost of ownership for its customers and deliver world-class power efficiency.

Meanwhile, the new 9.5 litre G-Drive Coolpac series is showcased in the newly released Cummins black colour. The 6LTAA9.5-G1 G-Drive Coolpac model, available at 350kVA, offers higher efficiency and dependability. With a 24-valve and a larger flow injector design, this new model delivers one of the highest power-to-weight ratios in its class.

Cummins is also displaying the Digital Master Control 8000, a fully automatic, distributed logic controller suitable for remote applications, making it easier for users to integrate and adapt their varying power needs. The new Digital Master Control system can control diverse power sources such as solar, genset and wind. With available remote access and monitoring, users can securely access the control system and view up to 90 days of data logging at anytime, anywhere.

This year, Cummins is launching a virtual reality (VR) experience, allowing visitors to step inside a generator plant room. Users will be tasked with connecting its complete power system before the time runs out to help Cummins power a world that’s ‘Always On’.

Commenting on Cummins’ continued participation at MEE, Joshi reiterated, “We want to be perceived as the power solutions provider of choice for a wide range of applications and industries. It is not just about supplying products, but the actual project execution on the ground, and how we are able to support those products throughout the lifecycle of a particular installation. “We want customers to see us as a complete solutions provider, combined with our aim to keep customers up-to-date with the latest technology and trends by introducing new products that will contribute to their bottom line by reducing their TCO.”

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