Energy & Power
Kohler introduces large gas gensets, from 425 kW to 1300 kW
By Renée Francoeur
December 31, 2015 – Kohler Power Systems is launching a line of large natural gas generators for standby, prime or continuous power applications in the North American market. The gensets, which will be available in nodes ranging from 425 kW to 1300 kW, offer control and monitoring capabilities through the Kohler Decision-Maker 8000 digital controller. Paired with Kohler transfer switches and switchgear, the company notes it offers total system integration.
The product line is capable of operation on natural gas as well as a wide variety of non-pipe line gases, Kohler says.
To power the new line, Kohler collaborated with Dresser-Rand and created specially tuned engines for the generator set market. These 1800-rpm engines accept a wide range of input fuels and are highly resistant to fuel contamination, according to Kohler.