Kohler Power Systems has announced the availability of its revamped 150-, 180- and 200-kW diesel-fueled industrial generators. Enhancements to these KOHLER diesel generator sets include an all-new digital controller, enclosure improvements, and fuel tank upgrades that address a wide spectrum of state/local code requirements pertaining to diesel fuel storage.
“In the absence of national regulations around generator set deployment, as well as diesel fuel storage, Kohler Power Systems set about developing a tailored generator set offering,” said Ryan Fredrickson, product manager, industrial generators, Kohler Power Systems. “Providing a generator set capable of meeting the specific needs of our customers regardless of their geographic locations and without the need for post-manufacture customization has been the guiding vision for the revamped 150-, 180- and 200-kilowatt diesel-fueled industrial generators from Kohler.”
State/Local Code-Ready Fuel Tanks
Through a wide range of factory-available accessories and options, Kohler now offers a state/local code-ready fuel tank as it relates to diesel fuel storage. Kohler’s new tank accessories include: fuel port fill/spill containment devices, high fuel switch warning systems, a 12-foot high emergency vent and more. By configuring these fuel tank accessories in accordance with local regulations, a specifying engineer or contractor can receive a state/local code-ready fuel tank factory-direct from Kohler.
New Digital Controller
Standard equipment on all three power nodes, the new digital Decision-Maker 3000 controller facilitates an aesthetically and functionally clean unit in terms of generator management. Integrated into the junction box panel, Decision-Maker 3000 uses a digital design, display and interface to provide all vital operational data sans aftermarket add-on devices.
Additionally, controller configuration, diagnostics, and software updates can call be performed using the built-in USB port. Designed to be code requirement-friendly, Kohler’s new controller features plug-in diagnostics monitoring, as well as a remote serial annunciator and NFPA 110-compliance through direct Modbus access to remote serial annunciator II (RSA II). Kohler has also eliminated the need for a separate field circuit breaker for the alternator by programming this preventative measure into the Decision-Maker 3000. Other features include:
- Pre-programmed damage curve to protect alternator against overload and short-circuit events
- Integrated hybrid voltage regulator with +/- 0.5 percent regulation for sensitive electronics
- Digital metering displays total power, total energy and percent of rated power
- Stored history of events: warnings/pre-alarms, shutdowns and successful starts - info to support maintenance and troubleshooting
Enclosure improvements for the revamped diesel generator sets are immediately recognizable. By moving the exhaust muffler inside the enclosure, Kohler Power Systems now offers a more compact unit, as well as a sleeker profile to help comply with municipal generator height restrictions. In addition to moving to a more condensed design, Kohler has enhanced durability with thicker-gauge materials and added an aluminum option - to address corrosion problems at coastal deployment sites - as an alternative to the traditional steel enclosure.
Available immediately, the enhanced diesel-fueled KOHLER generator sets can provide standby and prime power for a wide variety of commercial and industrial applications including: multi-family dwellings, government facilities such as wastewater treatment plans and emergency services (police, fire, 911), hotels and wide variety of health care and medical facilities.
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