Atlas CEA has announced a new addition to its Atlas Copco range of containerised generators, the QAC 1450 kVa TwinPower™. Atlas Copco’s TwinPower operating principle is based around the concept of two generators, with two independent engines, inside one box. This prime mobile generator delivers unrivalled versatility, optimised performance and excellent fuel economy in demanding Modular Power Plant (MPP) applications.
Lowest Cost of Ownership
The QAC 1450 TwinPower is a 6 meter ISO containerised unit housing two compact 725 kVA generators; powered by V8 Scania engines with double bearing alternators. This configuration, with its fast-paralleling system, allows the two generators to work independently or in parallel with each other.
From full load to low load, Atlas Copco’s TwinPower concept provides the same output, performance and efficiency as a single generator package, thereby achieving up to 10 per cent in fuel savings. In essence, two generators, which are powered by smaller engines, behave as one large one; while providing far more flexibility and contributing to a lower overall cost of ownership.
The QAC 1450kVa generator is equipped with a centralised control and monitoring system that is both easy-to-use and configure. This is facilitated by two Qc4003 digital controllers that feature intuitive touchscreens, and a choice of island or PMS (Power Management System) modes. For enhanced flexibility, and so it can tackle larger jobs if required, the QAC 1450 can either run as a standalone unit, in parallel with other generators, or in parallel with mains power.
Capable of operating continuously in challenging conditions, including high altitude environments, the containerised TwinPower generator system features an intelligent cooling system that ensures optimised performance at temperature up to 50 °C.
Developed with key customers in mind, and manufactured to perform under the most demanding conditions within mining, construction, transport, oil and gas and utilities’ applications, the QAC1450 is designed to meet and exceed international approval specifications, including ISO8528.
Ease of service was a prime consideration during the design of the TwinPower system, with large access doors and custom service tools helping to maximise uptime. The service requirement is less than two hours of maintenance for every 500 hours of operation. Furthermore, due to the twin power concept, it is possible to still benefit from 50 per cent of the unit’s total capacity during maintenance operations.