Caterpillar Inc. has introduced the next generation Cat® XQ2000 Power Module, which incorporates a variable-frequency drive and high efficiency fan to improve mechanical efficiency. With these improvements the fan draws 40% less load on the engine at 100% generator set load. This decreased parasitic load delivers up to 8% improved fuel economy over the previous generation.
In addition to improved fuel efficiency, the next generation XQ2000 provides significant power density advantages and for total site operation and monitoring from a local control room, using TCP/IP protocol, or from any remote site via the internet. This greatly reduces on-site manpower support requirements, minimizes operator exposure to hazards and permits site performance and maintenance data to be viewed, archived, and analyzed for maximum site performance. Whether needed in a standalone environment, combined with dozens of units in a power plant solution or supporting utility systems worldwide, the powerful controls allow for a full range of paralleling, load share, and load shed solutions.