THE GAS-P0WERED SERIES 4000
OVER 20 YEARS OF TOP PERFOMANCE
The new natural gas genset offers the highest power density and the highest kilowatt-per-square-foot ratio in its class. Its smaller footprint enables a 30% improvement in power density compared to its predecessor. In multi-generator sites, fewer gensets are needed to achieve a given power output. The new natural gas genset also has lower installation costs. The natural gas power genset is based on the successful 4000 series, delivers from 776–2,535 kW, and has been optimized for hot and humid environments.
- A significant reduction in nitrous oxide emissions makes the natural gas genset a perfect fit for independent power producers (IPP) and combined heat and power (CHP) applications. With part-load performance down to 35% and a fast start option, its operational flexibility is also ideal for demand response applications. Low emissions - 250 mg/Nm³, 500mg/Nm³, (@5% O2)NOx – are achieved without external aftertreatment, even meeting the new expected German unburned THC emissions legislation (<1300mg@5%O2).
- The natural gas genset has an effective engine power of 130 kWm / cylinder – the highest power density in its class thanks to its compact design and small footprint. It offers superb performance at high temperatures and high humidity for use anywhere in the world and delivers 30% more power than its predecessor.
- All natural gas genset components are fine-tuned to ensure long service lives and deliver maximum uptime. Long service intervals and easy-to-maintain components mean low maintenance costs. Fast availability of spare parts and low engine oil consumption also help keep lifecycle costs lower overall, with cylinder head lifetimes potentially equivalent to TBO.
- The natural gas genset achieves efficiencies of up to 44.3 %, delivering a significant improvement in fuel/energy utilization at high temperatures.
- Ignition systems for individual cylinders allow for the most efficient level of operation for all cylinders, even with variable CH4content. The ignition system gives information on the state of the spark plugs.
- Well proven design perfectly suits the genset and provides the basis for optimized auxiliary efficiencies. The unit is fully integrated in the automation concept and is both safe and certified (CE).
- Perfectly tuned to the engine and made by renowned manufacturers, the generator ensures a high level of reliability and optimum efficiency.
- The system is equipped with a data logger providing access to digital solutions from MTU, including remote monitoring, fast and reliable service support and – coming soon – further features such as predictive failure prevention and operational optimization.
- Motor interface panel (MIP) with stand-alone MTU Module Control (MMC). The MMC provides all the functions necessary for controlling the system. All the auxiliary drives required for the CHP system can be operated from here. The integrated power circuitry minimizes the customer’s need for cabling on site.
- Cylinder-specific knock detection and regulation protect the engine from abnormal operating conditions, and guarantee safe operation even with natural gas containing low levels of methane.
TECHNICAL DATA (50Hz)
|Rated speed rpm||1500||1500||1500||1500|
|Mean piston speed m/s||10,5||10,5||10,5||10,5|
|Dry weight kg||11.000||14.000||17.000||21.000|
Performance / Efficiency
|Configuration (50Hz)||MTU 8V4000 GS||MTU 12V4000 GS||MTU 16V4000 GS*||MTU 20V4000 GS|
|Electrical output¹ kW||1.012||1.523||2.028||2.530|
|Engine heat² kW||475||712||965||1200|
|Exhaust heat (at 120°C)³ kW||461||691||936||1.147|
|Low temperature (43°C)4 kW||69||104||127||175|
|Energy Input kW||2.298||3.438||4.574||5.748|
|Total Efficiency5 %||44||44,3||44,3||44,1|
|Fuel energy utilisation %||84,8||85,1||85,9||84,8|
Hot & humid conditions
|Configuration (50Hz)||MTU 8V4000 GS||MTU 12V4000 GS||MTU 16V4000 GS||MTU 20V4000 GS|
|Engine Type||L64 FNER||L64 FNER||L64 FNER||L64 FNER|
|Electrical output¹ kW||Coming soon||Coming soon||2.028||Coming soon|
|Engine heat² kW||Coming soon||Coming soon||1189||Coming soon|
|Exhaust heat (at 120°C)³ kW||Coming soon||Coming soon||976||Coming soon|
|Low temperature (58°C)4 kW||Coming soon||Coming soon||92||Coming soon|
|Energy Input kW||Coming soon||Coming soon||4.672||Coming soon|
|Fuel energy utilisation%||Coming soon||Coming soon||43,4||Coming soon|
|Total Efficiency5%||Coming soon||Coming soon||90,2||Coming soon|
NOx < 500 mg/mn3 at 5% O2 dry
All data refers to maximum load.
*MTU 16V4000 GS L64 FNER Available with fast start option
2) Heat output from engine cooling with tolerance of ± 8%
3) Heat output from exhaust (exhaust cooling to 120°C) with tolerance of ± 8%
4) 2nd stage mixture cooler inlet temperature
5) Methan number: 80
Any specifications, descriptions, values, data or other information related to dimensions, power or other technical performance criteria of the goods as provided in this general productinformation are to be understood as non-binding and may be subject to further changes such as but not limited to technical evolution at any time.
GAS POWER CASE STUDIES
GREENHOUSE / ROSES
A CHP plant from MTU Onsite Energy has been generating electric power and heat to ensure that the roses in the greenhouses of the family-run Wimceco Rose Nursery grow and thrive throughout the year. Greenhouse operator Van Nuffelen says, "We place great value on environmentally friendly and energy-efficient production."
The combined heat and power plant is based on high-speed 12V4000L64
gas-powered engine from MTU. With an electrical output of 1,523kWe and a thermal output of 1,912kW, it
achieves a total efficiency level of 99.9%. The electric power is used primarily for the greenhouse
lamps and, if required, is fed into the public grid. The greenhouses, which cover an area of 1.75
hectares, are heated using the heat extracted from the exhaust gas and the engines cooling system. In
addition, the cleaned exhaust gases from the engines are injected into the greenhouses to increase the
level of CO2 and boost plant growth.
// Who: Wimceco Rose Nursery
// What: Combined heat and power plant based on high-speed 12V4000L64 gas-powered engine from MTU.
// Where: Boechout, Belgium
TRIGENERATION FOR INDUSTRY/LIGHTNING
Osram is one of the world's leading lighting manufacturers. Its Eichstätt facility plays a major role in halogen lamp production. Apart from halogen lamps for normal lighting in buildings, Eichstätt also supplies car lamps and xenon short-arc lamps for use in cinemas.
A trigeneration gas genset from MTU Onsite Energy has been in service at the
Osram plant in Eichstätt since January 2015. The system boasts low emissions and high efficiency and
keeps the lighting manufacturer supplied with electrical power, heat and cooling. The new plant does
more than the conventional cogeneration module for combined heat and power (CHP). In winter, it
provides heat for the production halls and in summer cools the machine control and laser systems with
its absorption refrigerator. Generating cooling power in times of low heat demand enhances the capacity
utilization of the plant.
// Who: Osram halogen lamp production
// What: Trigeneration module from based on a 16V Series 4000 L64 engine from MTU delivering 1999 kW of electrical power and around 1900 kW of heat.
// Where: Eichstätt, Germany
READY TO GO - POWER MODULES
As a system supplier, we offer a wide variety of solutions. As well as our gas engine systems for use in buildings, we also provide containerized turnkey units. Compact, complete, flexible and autonomous, they are ideally suitable for mobile power generation or for applications that do not offer enough space to accommodate a complete gas engine system. When producing power from natural gas, installing the generator set in a container can be a useful alternative to the more common option of permanently installing a static system in a generator room. Our standardized container generator set is designed to meet the requirements of a variety of applications.
MTU MODULE CONTROL: SYSTEM MONITORING – ANYTIME.
MTU Onsite Energy supplies you with the complete system engineering package for your installation. One of the most important aspects is the control system technology. If the generator set is the heart of the system, then the module controller (MMC) is its brain. Our industrial-computercontrolled and reliable electronics monitor the engine and the overall system to ensure optimum operation. The most important features are:
// Drive and control via PLC (programmable logic controller)
// Operation and visual display by means of industrial PC and touch-screen panel with color display
// Visual display of all functional processes and controls
// Numerous additional controls and functions can be integrated
(CH4, gas tank, heat production mode, heat storage, mains power usage)
// Networking of multi-module systems via Ethernet
// Ability to be linked with master control system
// Wide choice of interface protocols (Ethernet, Profibus DP, Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP/IP, Profinet)
// Logging of all fault and status messages in a database (data can be recorded)
// Optional remote diagnosis via DSL
// Optional integration of SMS / E-mail client (notification of faults, daily reporting of all meter readings)
CHP PROJECT PLANNING: INDIVIDUAL ADVICE FOR INDIVIDUAL SOLUTIONS.
Our support for your individual CHP system
Choosing of the appropriate CHP system for your demands depends on various factors. That’s why we offer you comprehensive support, all the way from the project conception to implementation.
|//||Help with planning your new CHP module|
|//||Expertise to help you incorporate the CHP module into your application|
|//||Explanations of the technology behind the engine, system and individual components|
|//||Proposal complete with budget price for planning stage and fixed price for implementation|
|//||Design and planning of peripheral systems|
|//||Advice on service solutions during the project stage|
|//||Help with questions on legal situations (EEG, formaldehyde bonus)|