Atlas Copco will unveil three new power products at the Middle East Electricity exhibition taking place in Dubai from tomorrow until Thursday.
The Swedish machinery company said in a statement that the new products are a Variable Speed Generator (VSG) that offers superior low-load performance; a containerised, fuel-saving TwinPower concept for Modular Power Plant (MPP) applications; and energy-efficient electric LED light towers from its HiLight range.
The theme of Atlas Copco’s two booths – S3B19 indoors and O.A40 outdoors – is Powering the Future, where visitors will be able to learn about the company’s latest generator products and also participate in Virtual Reality experiences. The company’s experts from its newly-formed Power and Flow division will also be on hand to provide guidance on the products, said the statement.
Adrian Ridge, president of Atlas Copco’s Power and Flow division said: “Middle East Electricity is a fantastic forum to meet with the major players in the region’s power generation industry, and we look forward to sharing our vision with both new and existing customers about how Atlas Copco is ‘Powering the Future’ through innovations such as the new QAS VSG generator, TwinPower concept and its latest evolution in light tower technologies.”
According to Atlas Copco, the QAS 35 VSG represents a ‘game changer’ in terms of operational savings, performance and reliability. The superior low-load performance of the QAS 35 VSG, which features automatic variable speed control from 800 to 2550rpm and a built-in power management system, enables fuel consumption levels to be reduced by up to 40% against comparable models, claims the company, while at the same time helping increase reliability in applications with an average load of less than 20%, such as construction projects, outdoor events or telecoms service duties.
The QAC 1450 TwinPower generator being unveiled by Atlas Copco offers double the power and twice the flexibility for MPP applications, says the company. The QAC 1450 TwinPower is 20ft ISO containerised unit housing two compact 725kVA generators, powered by V16 Scania engines and double bearing alternators. This configuration, with its fast-paralleling system, allows the two generators to work independently or in parallel with each other.
Also on display will be Atlas Copco’s QES portable generator range that includes models from 250kVA upwards as well as the HiLight V3+ and HiLight P2+ electric light towers – plug-and-play LED machines that can be plugged into any power source, including auxiliary power, directly into the grid, or a portable generator.