April 2020, UAE
Al-Bahar today announced the availability of the new power-dense Cat® C18 Diesel Generator Set, enabling its customers to meet power needs and emission targets with greater precision. The new C18 will deliver the benefits of high power density to customers across the Al-Bahar territory, which includes UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, and Qatar markets. Designed to meet challenging restrictions on capital, site size, emissions, and cost, the new power-dense C18 requires less overall space for installation.
Engineered to maximize power output and reliability, the new C18 ratings are 706 to 850 kVA at 50 Hz. It features a smaller footprint of up to 37 percent and offers more power density than competitive power solutions in the market today. It significantly decreases customers’ installed and ancillary costs through reduced overall footprint and weight. With this newly uprated Cat C18 diesel generator set and other similar power-dense models, Caterpillar is reaffirming its leadership in delivering a full range of dependable, space-conscious power solutions that makes power solutions increasingly cost-effective.
Talking about the highlights of the new C18 generator set, Mr. Ahmed Mohamed Kamal, Power Systems EPG Retail Sales Manager, Al-Bahar said, “With its reduced installation costs and low fuel consumption, C18 brings down the total cost for our customers1. Moreover, with a range of highlights like Advanced Fuel system, Improved Combustion system, Better Thermal management, High Spec Core Components, and Next Generation Air system, the new C18 maximizes the return on investment for our customers, whilst offering proven power solution.”
The generator set meets NFPA 110 loading requirement and meets ISO 8528-5 transient response requirements. The EMCP controller features the reliability and durability one expects from a piece of Cat equipment. The EMCP4 included in the new C18 is a scalable control platform that ensures reliable generator set operation, providing extensive information about power output and engine operation. Moreover, customers can further customize the EMCP4 systems to meet their needs through programming and expansion modules.
Other highlights include higher flow rate injectors with improved fuel delivery control and pressure, enhances power output. The new high-efficiency parallel turbo allows for increased airflow and achieves high boost pressure delivering higher power density with faster response. Improved combustion chamber design allows fuel to burn more efficiently, extracting more energy from the fuel.
Higher specification pistons rings and valves sustain higher operating temperatures, which minimize oil consumption for longer engine life at higher output ratings. Higher specification advanced core components ensures improved component durability while the engine delivers more power.
Adding to the C18 narrative, Mr. Mohamed B. El-Kaddour, Vice President – Energy & Transportation, Al-Bahar said, “Caterpillar always thinks more than the equipment they’re designing. They think about the people they are designing the equipment for, which includes the person who needs their backup power to perform flawlessly.”
“Fewer units offering more power – is the ideal situation. Our customers are always looking for more power from an existing engine, and C18 promises exactly that at lower fuel consumption. Its smaller size and lower weight make it a smaller displacement engine, lowering shipping costs as overall packaging size reduces. Further, it demands lesser oil and coolants, leading to reduced maintenance costs, and environmental impact, all adding more value to the bottom-line. In the end – lower shipping costs, lower fuel consumption and lower maintenance costs, all add up to savings, making it an ideal engine for varying requirements,” added Kaddour.
Caterpillar has always delivered innovative power systems engineered to provide exceptional durability, reliability, and value. The region-wide product support, with parts and service available globally through authorized service and dealer network like the one offered by Al-Bahar, makes C18 a complete package for mission-critical applications.