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Increased Power Output For MAN Diesel's Type 48/60 Engine

Posted on June 4, 2009

The business unit Power Plant at MAN Diesel has announced a substantial increase in the power output of its type 48/60 engine, the mainstay of its Power Plant business.

The new 48/60 version from the Augsburg-based company offers 1200 kW per cylinder, compared to 1050 kW/cyl. in the existing version and is aimed especially at peak load power generation applications. The new rating represents an increase of just over 14%, and in many applications the ability to cover demand peaks of this order will allow an increase in power demand to be covered without starting additional generators and the power plant operator to benefit from higher rates for the power delivered. MAN Diesel stresses that the new 1200 kW/cyl.

The new 1200 kW/cyl. type 48/60 engine rating has already been extensively tested in a land-based application subject to periodic load peaks. Moreover, while this power level is now the highest in the land-based power generation sector for this class of engine, it is well established for continuous duty applications in both marine generator sets and marine propulsion applications with both diesel-electric and diesel-mechanical drive systems.

Offered in an inline version with 9 cylinders and vee configuration versions with 12, 14, and 18 cylinders, the type 48/60 engine now offers an overall mechanical output range of 9450 to 21,600 kWm at 500 or 514 rpm for 50Hz and 60Hz power generation respectively. The corresponding generator set electrical power outputs are 9,195 to 21,017 kWe.

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