Caterpillar Inc. has introduced the Cat® XQP30, a 50/60 Hz mobile diesel generator set rated for 30 kVA prime power. Available in two different configurations, one version meets European Union (EU) Stage IIIA emission standards and another provides low brake-specific fuel consumption (BSFC) for customers in non-regulated territories.
The robust, rental-ready design of the Cat XQP30 mobile generator set features forklift pockets, dragging points and a lifting arch for ease of transportation. A dual-wall, open-top bund tank with leak detection sensors offers environmental protection and containment of any spills within the package. The XQP30 provides easy-to-use EMCP 4.2B digital controls along with either Clipsal or CE sockets, allowing the power to be easily distributed across the work site. Heavy duty air cleaners and generator insulation ensures durable operation in harsh work environments and Cat Remote Access Monitoring (RAM) technology tracks and manages assets.
For the European market, the Cat XQP30 mobile generator set is part of Caterpillar’s plan to help Cat Rental Power mobile generator customers smoothly transition from EU Stage IIIA to EU Stage V emissions standards. Applicable to prime or standby power in mobile applications throughout Europe, EU Stage V regulations went into effect on January 1, 2019 for all engines less than 56 kW and equal to or greater than 130 kW. For engines equal to or greater than 56 kW and less than 130 kW, the effective date is January 1, 2020.
Following the transition scheme outlined in EU Regulation 2016/1628, original equipment manufacturers can produce mobile generator sets with engines meeting the previous emission stage for 18 months after the Stage V effective date with an additional six-month accommodation to allow the generator set to be placed on the market.