Cat’s new Stage V gen set
By Belinda Smart23 November 2022
Caterpillar has launched the 115 kVA Cat XQP115 generator set, which meets European Union (EU) Stage V emission standards and offers a number of rental friendly features.
Designed and tested by Caterpillar, the Cat XQP115 set is the third in a series of compact mobile power solutions from 115 to 310 kVA that meet the 90% reduction in nitrogen oxides when compared with the Stage IIIA standard, as well as other changes specified by Stage V standards.
Additionally, the series offers an average of 20% higher peak power in prime operation than the previous Stage IIIA Cat XQP models serving this power range.
“The Cat XQP115 offers versatility and flexibility by easily switching between 50 and 60 Hz and across a range of voltages, enabling it to accommodate a wide range of load requirements for applications in manufacturing, oil and gas, construction, mining, and other industries,” a statement from the OEM confirmed.
Along with Cat’s other Stage V mobile power solutions, it is also said to offer numerous features for rental applications, including the XQCP digital control panel, which provides all generator set controls and system indicators in a single, easy-to-access interface.
The gen sets are designed with a dual-wall fuel tank with an open bund that helps to protect the environment by containing spills, Cat said, while coastal insulation protection (CIP) enables operation in harsh conditions.
“Their wide, impact-absorbing base frames, customer connections isolated from circuit breakers, and optional CEE sockets are designed to facilitate transportation, set-up and use. Forklift pockets, dragging points, and a lifting arch help to simplify loading, unloading, and placement around the worksite.”
The Cat XQP115 is equipped with subscription-based Cat Connect technology to give operators insights that manage costs and reduce risks. The telematics send real-time information on fuel level, diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) level, battery voltage, and run status, and connected assets support peak operation with timely insights that help customers better control costs, improve performance and reduce risks.
In addition, Cat mobile generator sets meeting EU Stage V emission standards can use up to 100% hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), a renewable diesel fuel meeting EN15940.
Tom Caldwell, global general manager for electric power rental solutions at Caterpillar, said; “The addition of the Cat XQP115 to our portfolio of mobile power solutions that meet EU Stage V emission standards enables users to precisely select the package that meets their power needs.”