Caterpillar Introduces Standardized US-sourced CHP Offerings

Published on: 4 January 2022 06:56 PM
by KnowESG
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Caterpillar Inc. has added additional 1.5 MW and 2.0 MW power nodes to its increasing line of containerized combined heat and power (CHP) systems packaged in factory-assembled solutions. By lowering overall energy costs, boosting energy resiliency, and advancing sustainability activities, the solutions support strategic company goals.

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Caterpillar is delivering new 1.5-megawatt and 2-megawatt power nodes as part of its combined heat and power systems to help customers achieve their goals of lowering energy costs, increasing energy resiliency, and assisting with environmental programmes (CHP).

The majority of Cat natural gas engines may be equipped with a CHP or a combined, cooling, heat and power system (CCHP) to generate power for electrical loads while also absorbing waste heat. According to Caterpillar, this may be reused as thermal energy for a facility's heating, ventilation, and air conditioning needs.

The new Cat G3512H and Cat G3516H natural gas generators, according to the firm, assist ease the design, installation, and commissioning of CHP systems. They can also reduce the requirement for engineering and project management outsourcing.

When compared to grid electricity and typical boilers, Caterpillar claims that CHP and CCHP systems may deliver energy efficiency of up to 90%. According to the EPA, fossil-fueled power plants in the United States have a 33 per cent average efficiency and two-thirds of the energy they generate is wasted into the atmosphere. CHP systems attain their substantially greater efficiency rate by recovering that heat.

Generator sets, heat recovery and dissipation systems, combustion and ventilation air systems, master controls, and balance of plant components are among the new Cat items that aid in system implementation. According to Caterpillar, the Platforms have common configurations and can be customized for radiator, exhaust, air, and fuel systems.

Other systems from Caterpillar have lately been released to aid with efficiency and sustainability. Cat generator sets that can run on 100 per cent hydrogen, including green hydrogen, were introduced earlier this year by the business.

In the United States, Canada, and Mexico, the Cat G3512H and Cat G3516H are currently available.