One of the main attractions at Middle East Energy 2020 was supposed to be the official launch of the new Baudouin gas engines (here’s our report about Baudouin at MEE 2019). The Covid-19 pandemic, however, did not allow the company to take part in the exhibition, leaving in Dubai only the advertisements inside and outside the World Trade Center. In this post, we tell you what Baudouin stated right after the exhibition. In the following weeks, we’ll go deeper with the help of an expert from the company itself.
Baudouin gas engines: the PowerKit Gas series
Let’s read from the press release: «The new PowerKit Gas series from Baudouin is available across a range of engine models. All are electronically controlled and CHP ready, with power outputs available between 63-1750 kVA 50Hz and 63-1400 kVA 60Hz. The average efficiency of the gas engines is also impressive, up to 38% for the low kVA range and between 40-45% for the HHP 16M33 and 12M55 engines. Their innovative lean burn technology gives lower NOx emissions too, a hugely important factor in today’s environmentally-conscious world. The engines are also able to re-use gas created by industrial or agricultural processes, adding to their green credentials. Other features include ratings suitable for a range of applications, with highly-competitive transient performance and block load acceptance».
Newly-developed diesel engines
«All of the new natural gas engines have beendesigned for robust performance, even when drawing from fuel sources of variable quality. Onshore oil and gas, co-generation projects (industrial greenhouses and waste treatment plants) and bottling plants, are just some of the applications ideally suited to the gas range. As fuel storage is not always required onsite, they are also the ideal solution for applications such as supermarkets and industrial plants that can connect directly to a mains gas supply. All are an excellent partner of renewable energy infrastructure, as their operating reliability can balance the intermittency of these sources of power generation».
Along with the new gas engines, a trio of newly-developed diesel engines have been launched: the 4M06 model, addressed to telecom applications, has a 2.4 liters displacement, four cylinders and delivers 18-35 kVA ESP at 50Hz. The 8M21 diesel engine offers 450-660 kVA at 50Hz, followed by a 50/60Hz switchable model available later this year. Finally, the 20M33 engine will be released to market early next year delivering 2000-2500 kVA across PRP, DCP and ESP ratings.