Gensets solve power outage issues across countries. And, according to a report from Market Research Future, the genset market is expected to surge steadily in the coming months.
Hybrid genset that run on gas, diesel, solar and batteries is the new trend in the global market. Escalating demand for these gensets leads to several manufactures to develop hybrid gensets and offer better cost and fuel efficiency than the conventional gensets. They are cost-effective where the average running of the load is much below the size of installed gensets. A diesel genset paired with solar panels and dual fuel is another trend gaining momentum in the market.
According to the report, the biggest players in the genset market are:
- MTU Onsite Energy
- Caterpillar Inc.
- Himoinsa S.L.
- Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
MTU Onsite Energy recently aided in an emergency power situation in South America. As a temporary prime power solution, Electroperu S.A., the government-owned national utility in Peru, contracted with APR Energy of Jacksonville, Florida, to build a 60 MW diesel plant near Trujillo, Peru’s third-largest city. APR Energy chose 40 diesel generator sets from MTU Onsite Energy to provide 60 MW of emergency replacement power for the country’s electric grid.
Caterpillar Inc. recently provided a power solution to California-based Chiron Life Sceinces Center, a pharmaceutical production company. The company’s production facilities are regulated by the FDA and must adhere to specific rules in sterile fill areas. Several of these restrictions involve water circulation and clean airflow. “A minor power glitch, even one as short as a fraction of a second, stops the pumps that circulate the water,” said Hellmuth Zieleniewicz, Chiron Life Sciences Center project manager. If the pumps stop, water pressure is lost, and atmospheric air is sucked into the system through open user valves, contaminating the system and resulting in hours of lost production time.
Chiron first purchased a Cat UPS 250 kVA backed up by a Cat generator set to protect production loads. The company then installed a Cat UPS 300 kVA integrated with a Cat 750 kW generator set and a Cat automatic transfer switch to protect the second production facility.
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