Gas Power Modules
The APR Energy Gas Power Module is one of the most reliable and fuel-efficient natural gas power module packages within the temporary power market. Whether operating continuously in base load or as a peaking plant, 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 Gas Power Module unit allows for automatic or manual paralleling with the customer’s electrical system.
The Gas Power Module uses a compact, four-stroke-cycle CAT® G3516C low-emission gas engine that can support a wide range of utility and industrial power generation applications. The engine combines durability with minimal weight, while providing exceptional dependability, economy, and power density. The fuel system is designed for maximum performance on low-pressure pipeline natural gas with a methane number range of 55–100.
The power module has an automatic load management system for utility base load, soft loading/unloading, and power factor control. It also offers island-mode paralleling with other power modules and 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 Gas 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 site maintenance activities. With local environmental impact becoming an increasingly important consideration, the Gas Power Module units are configured for market leading exhaust emissions performance.
For prime power generation applications, the engine has superior efficiency over comparable engine-generator combinations. This results in excellent costs savings in fuel, maintenance, and operating costs, as well as frequency and voltage stability.
The generation equipment is housed within a standard ISO 40’ (12.2m) container, enabling APR Energy to easily utilize all modes of transport.