Kawasaki Launches Sales of New Gas Engine with World-leading Electrical Efficiency in Its Class of 51.0 Percent
Jun. 18, 2020
Tokyo, June 18, 2020 — Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today the completion of endurance testing and start of sales for their new-model KG-18-T gas engine, a newly developed product with a two-stage turbocharging system and the world-leading electrical efficiency in its class worldwide. It is added as a high-efficiency model to the Kawasaki Green Gas Engine lineup.
With the spread of renewable energy and the diversification of power sources both in domestically and globally, the KG-18-T contributes to the dissemination of distributed power sources through its excellent economical, environmental-friendly, and fast startup performance.
Kawasaki Green Gas Engine Lineup
|Cylinder diameter / stroke (mm)||300 X 480|
|No. of cylinders||12||18||18||18|
|Electric output (kW)50 Hz/750rpm||5,200||7,800||7,800||7,800|
|Electric output (kW)60 Hz/720rpm||5,000||7,500||7,500||7,500|
|Power generating efficiency (%)*1||49.0||49.0||49.5||51.0|
|NOx emissions*2||Max. 200 ppm|
|Min. continuous operation load||30%|
|Turbocharger type||Single-stage turbocharger||Two-stage turbocharger|
|Startup time from standstill to full load||Max. 10 min.||Max. 5 min.|
*1 Calculated using city gas in Japan (40.6 MJ/Nm3, methane number = 69)
*2 Converted at 0% O2