Atlas Copco introduces the Stage V compliant QAC 1350 TwinPower™ generator to bring reliable power to large back-up systems
Atlas Copco adds a Stage V compliant model to its popular QAC series of containerised generators. The versatile TwinPowerTM concept enables operators to cut fuel consumption while enhancing performance and complying with environmental regulation. Powerful, quieter than other units of the same power size, and easy to transport, the generators suit a range of applications, including utilities, events, construction, quarrying, mining, and Oil&Gas...
The unique TwinPowerTM technology leverages two smaller engines housed inside a containerised unit instead of one large one to achieve high power density with low fuel consumption, reducing the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). The new TwinPowerTM delivers up to 1350 Kva as a prime power. When used with a variable load, the QAC1350 consumes up to 40 percent less fuel than solutions with one large engine due to fewer mechanical losses. Now compliant with the European Stage V regulations, the generator provides an environmentally friendly way to power operations, with nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions reduced up to 80 percent.
“The TwinPowerTM concept is the future of containerised generator sets, as it enables operators to reduce OPEX and CAPEX while optimising uptime. Crucially, the QAC1350 is also Stage V compliant, which makes it an environmentally friendly alternative to old single-engine technology”, comments Sergio Salvador, Atlas Copco Divisional Product Marketing Manager – Generators.
Measuring just 20 feet, the compact design and lighter structure make the generators easy to transport. The units are ready for operation as soon as they are on site, with optional power locks for fast connection.
The QAC1350 is equipped with a centralised control and monitoring system featuring Qc4004 digital controllers, making the system easy to configure and use. The intuitive touchscreen enables the operator to quickly review critical data and switch between the fuel optimiser, redundancy, and split operation modes to prolong service intervals and minimise fuel consumption.
Depending on the application, the generator can run as a standalone unit or in parallel with the mains, providing operators with flexible access to power. Designed to provide the best possible uptime, the QAC1350 can be serviced in less than two hours, with a maintenance interval of 500 hours. The innovative TwinPowerTM construction means that it is also possible to use 50 percent of the unit’s total capacity during maintenance to avoid any downtime.