Rolls-Royce launches new MTU Onsite Energy gensets featuring converted Mercedes-Benz on-highway diesels
Rolls-Royce announced the availability of new generator sets from MTU Onsite Energy with a power output range of 80-200 kWe and featuring Mercedes-Benz engines. The new 4R0120 and 6R0120 generator sets, containing Mercedes-Benz OM924LA and OM926LA diesel engines, respectively, represent the first time these proven on-highway engines have been adapted for power generation applications.
|New MTU Onsite Energy compact generator sets from Rolls-Royce produce 80-200 kWe and feature Mercedes-Benz diesel engines. Click to enlarge.|
These compact products allow MTU Onsite Energy customers to achieve greater performance and reliability than was previously available at lower power nodes. MTU Onsite Energy is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems within the Land & Sea division of Rolls-Royce.
Additional features of the generator sets include:
- Engines equipped with EPA Tier 3 electronic fuel systems
- New rear or side-facing control panel
- New weatherproof base and enclosure
MTU Onsite Energy’s 80-200 kWe product line is the result of a three-year collaboration between MTU Onsite Energy and Daimler AG. Taking an on-highway engine predominantly used in the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van, the engineering team at MTU Onsite Energy converted the engine for use in an off-highway power generation application for the first time.
Following the on- to off-highway diesel engine conversion, the complete generator sets were subjected to runtime endurance tests. For nearly three months, the generator sets operated for 24 hours a day while enduring wide load ranges and weather conditions. During the rigorous testing, each generator set was run on an automated load bank that incorporated strenuous load steps, including a 0% to 100% load demand step every hour throughout the 2,000-hour runtime period. Additionally, the generator sets were tested in temperatures ranging from -31° F (-35° C) to 75° F (24° C).