New natural gas generator series introduced

Louise Smyth

Cummins has launched the HSK78G natural gas generator series. Fuelling the next generation of power, the series offers a total package of gas generator capabilities and innovative gas technology for prime and peaking power applications.

With a power density of up to 2.0MW from a 78L engine, the HSK78G generator series is designed to provide reliable power, regardless of the natural gas source or the climate, including extreme heat up to a blistering 131°F (55°C) and extreme altitudes. This new technology represents a bold step into the gas arena for Cummins that pushes new levels of efficiency, transient performance and gas variation well beyond former natural gas generators.

Craig Wilkins at Cummins says: “The HSK78G models are suitable for a diverse set of industries. The new generator series has been designed to push the boundaries of performance to extremes while also achieving a low total cost of ownership. A high electrical efficiency of up to 44.2% (50Hz) and 43.5% (60Hz) is achieved on a wide range of pipeline natural gas down to 70 methane number (MN) without impacting power output and efficiency.”

Wilkins says that, “In addition, the fuel flexibility of the HSK78G enables the utilisation of low-cost, low-BTU and free fuel sources, that would otherwise be considered waste products, delivering robust power even with very aggressive fuels with minimal derating.”