Energy & Power
Caterpillar XQ1250G natural gas genset for mobile applications
By Anthony Capkun
Caterpillar announced the availability of the XQ1250G natural gas mobile generator set. Sold and rented exclusively through Cat dealers, it is rated for continuous operation at 1250kW 480/277V 60Hz. It promises an easy-to-use control system to parallel with other Cat generators or with an electric utility. The XQ1250G power module employs a low emission G3516B engine with integrated exhaust after-treatment. It operates on low-pressure natural gas and is equipped with an active air-to-fuel ratio controller to allow for varying fuel energy content. The G3516B engine, fuel regulation components, control and distribution system, and cooling package are housed in a sound-attenuated 40 ft ISO container. The design of the XQ1250G includes 100% spill containment of all engine fluids.