Stage 5 Electric Power Engine Range Launched
By Mike Osenga05 February 2019
Perkins has announced its range of EU Stage 5 compliant diesel engines designed for the European mobile generator set market.
The engine range will cover Perkins 0.5 to 18 liter products, deliver 4 to 560 kVA and are designed for mobile electric power (EP) applications including light towers and rental equipment.
The first Perkins Stage 5 engines will be available early this year, with further products being rolled out over the next two years in line with the phased introduction of EU emission standards for mobile generator sets. The range is being built in Peterborough, UK; Seguin, Texas, USA; and Wuxi, China.
Jaz Gill, vice president of global sales, marketing, service and parts at Perkins said, “we have made a significant investment across our Stage 5 engine range to provide power-dense and efficient engines, ensuring low consumption of diesel exhaust fluid (DEF).”
“The new Stage 5 emission standards which apply to the European mobile generator set market are a step change for a sector which has been adhering to Stage 3a standards for more than a decade,” said Karan Ohri, EP product marketing manager. “Generator set packagers have therefore had very limited exposure to the aftertreatment technologies which must be fitted to the engines to ensure the new Stage 5 standards are met.
James Reed, business development engineer, said, “our EP customers asked for compact and efficient aftertreatment systems to fit into a constrained space and ensure low DEF consumption, which is what we’ve delivered. They also requested a simple solution, so our engine mounted aftertreatment (EMAT) offers an easy way to install the engine in their generator set. It truly is a plug and play solution.
“Given where these generator sets are used, reliability is paramount. We have undertaken a significant research and development program to optimize the system, ensuring we deliver the reliability our customers demand. We’ve used all these technologies for more than a decade, so it is proven, for example, that our diesel particulate filters can run on very light loads.”