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Cummins Releases Latest Gen-Set

New emergency gen-set targets offshore applications; two power options to be offered

Posted on May 20, 2014

Cummins Inc., a manufacturer of diesel engines for the commercial marine industry, has launched the latest addition to the company’s C Power product line, the QSK60 C Power (CP) emergency generator set.                       

Engineered for the demands of offshore applications, the QSK60 C Power gen-set is driven by the QSK60 marine auxiliary engine with modular common rail system (MCRS) fuel system. This engine has been used in diesel electric propulsion and power generation since 2008, the company said.

Cummins emergency gen-sets feature a Cummins marine auxiliary engine fit with radiator cooling and two independent starting systems to ensure operation independent of all other ship systems. The QSK60 C Power features an optional air shut-off valve (ASOV) to meet the emergency shutdown requirements of offshore applications, including drill ships, Cummins said. The 60 L gen-set is available with certificates from all the major marine classification societies and is compliant with the latest EPA and IMO emissions regulations.

Cummins will offer two power options on QSK60 C Power to meet the regional requirements of offshore operators: 1440 kWe and 1800 kWe at 1800 r/min (60 Hz). The 1440 kWe package features a set-mounted radiator and a Stamford PM743E alternator from Cummins Generator Technologies, making it an ideal choice for deep-sea containers, bulkers and tank ships, the company said. To meet Brazil’s local content requirements, the 1800 kWe package features a remote-mounted radiator and WEG GPA560 alternator.