Diesel Power Modules
The APR Energy Diesel Power Module is an industry leader in terms of fuel efficiency, reliability, and emissions control. Whether operating continuously in base load, as a peaking plant, or as emergency standby power, this product, combined with APR Energy’s comprehensive operation and maintenance support, ensures a reliable and efficient supply of electricity to our customers. The use of utility paralleling switchgear with the APR Energy Diesel Power Module unit allows for automatic or manual paralleling with the customer’s electrical system.
The product uses a compact, four-stroke-cycle CAT® 3516B turbo-charged diesel engine that can support a wide range of utility and industrial power generation applications. The engine combines durability with minimal weight while providing dependability and economy including a fuel system capable of operating on a variety of fuels.
The power module has an automatic load management system for utility base load, soft loading/unloading, power factor or VAR control, and voltage support when operating in Utility mode. It also offers island-mode paralleling with other power modules, as well as stand-alone operation with local or remote starting, synchronizing and power control. The package design features minimal interfaces to ensure rapid installation and commissioning anywhere in the world.
The Diesel Power Module’s advanced control system allows for automatic operation, initiated locally or remotely by a SCADA system. On-going engine data logging is an important element of the control system that defines the scheduling of onsite maintenance activities. With local environmental impact becoming an increasingly important consideration, the Diesel Power Module units are all configured for low emissions.
For prime power generation applications, the engine has superior cylinder displacement over comparable engine–generator combinations. This results in excellent transient response and more frequency and voltage stability. The Diesel Power Module also delivers market leading exhaust emissions performance.
The generation equipment is housed within a standard ISO 12.2m container, enabling APR Energy to easily utilize all modes of transport.