Finning’s New Cat C175-20 Diesel Generator Offers Greatest Power Output in Smaller Footprint

The newly-rated Cat C175-20 from Finning Power Systems offers the greatest power output in the smallest footprint of any single high-speed diesel generator set available on the market.

Finning Power Systems, the UK & Ireland’s sole distributor of Caterpillar engines is now offering the C175-20, a high-speed diesel generator set producing up to 4 MW of power from a smaller footprint.

A single 4 MW C175-20 represents a 55 percent reduction in footprint when compared with two 2 MW Cat 3516B generator sets and, a 28 percent reduction when compared with a 4MW Cat 3612.  

This increased power density is a key benefit for standby power for mission-critical power installations requiring larger safety loads.  It can reduce the ancillary equipment required, particularly when integrated into a Finning turnkey solution containing Cat switchgear, uninterruptible power supply (UPS), control systems and noise limiting acoustics, resulting in a more cost-effective installation.  

The C175-20 can also be used to generate prime power for remote work sites and in peak shaving applications.

Reduced Operated Costs

The new generator reduces operating costs by extending maintenance intervals. For prime and continuous power applications, oil change intervals are every 600 hours. For standby generator sets, a three-year oil change interval option is available. Equipment overhaul periods are also extended to 22,000 for 60 Hz units and 27,000 hours for 50 Hz units.

High Reliability

The C175-20 package is built on the proven C175-16 platform, which has demonstrated its reliability in Cat machines and other power generation applications since 2008.  A ridged engine wiring harness protects critical engine circuits from damage and redundant control wiring minimises the impact of electrical faults.

Sustainable Option

Certified to EPA Stationary Emergency Tier 2 emissions’ limits for 60Hz applications the C175-20 is a sustainable option for power generation. In addition a wide range of Cat after treatment solutions are available to reduce oxides of nitrogen (NOx), hydrocarbons and particulate matter.  

The unit can also run on a range of biodiesels and is available with a low fuel consumption version to further reduce emissions and operating costs.   Improved engine breathing design allows for a greater amount of cooler air to circulate through the engine, which combined with high-pressure fuel injection enables more efficient combustions, resulting in lower fuel consumption.  

The C175-20 is also available with a full range of factory designed and tested attachments or as a complete containerised package from Finning Power Systems to reduce installation costs and optimise performance.

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