Product News: Electrical Equipment & Systems

Generator Sets meet EPA Tier 2 emissions requirements.

Press Release Summary:

Jan 02, 2006 - Featuring 30, 50, and 60 L engines rated over 751 hp, diesel generator models include 750 kW DQFAA, 800 kW DQFAB, 900 kW DQFAC, 1,000 kW DQFAD, 1,250 kW DQGAA, 1,500 kW DQGAB, 1,750 kW DQKAA, and 2,000 kW DQKAB. Modular common-rail fuel injection system, integrated with electronic control module, enables engines to continually maintain optimum balance between load demands, fuel efficiency, and emissions control.

Cummins Power Generation - Minneapolis, MN

Original Press Release

Cummins Power Generation Introduces Eight Tier 2 Genset Models, 750 kW-2000 kW

Press release date: Nov 09, 2005

MINNEAPOLIS - Cummins Power Generation has introduced eight new low-emissions diesel generator models from 750 kW to 2000 kW that are certified to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Tier 2 emissions regulations.

Cummins generator sets, with engines over 751 hp, are designed to meet EPA nonroad (mobile off-highway) emissions requirements that go into effect on January 1, 2006, and new EPA emissions regulations for stationary generator sets that will be in effect on January 1, 2007. The emissions regulations for nonroad and stationary generator sets will be harmonized on January 1, 2007. These Tier 2 generators have been specifically developed to meet the high reliability and quick start capabilities required in a wide variety of temporary, emergency and standby power applications.

"This series of EPA-certified Tier 2 generator sets provides end-users with the latest low-emissions diesel technology while delivering low fuel consumption, superior electrical performance and low maintenance," says Mark Westphal, product director, high-range commercial generator sets, Cummins Power Generation. "These new models provide our customers with low emissions benefits while minimizing costs, thanks to our in-cylinder design improvements, full-authority electronic engine controls, and common-rail fuel injection systems that eliminate costly exhaust aftertreatments. It's also a strategy that lowers installation and operating costs for customers."

The Tier 2 engines on these gensets meet EPA emissions levels for Tier 2 while maintaining reliability and durability. The modular common-rail fuel injection system is fully integrated with a new electronic control module enabling these engines to continually maintain an optimum balance between load demands, fuel efficiency and emissions control.

With the introduction of these best-in-class Tier 2 generator sets, Cummins adds to its complete line of EPA-certified generator sets in the power range from 15 kW to 2700 kW to meet the power needs of every customer.

"This is an example of how Cummins Power Generation's investment in the right products and proven technology provides our customers with the most reliable EPA-certified power solutions," said Tony Satterthwaite, vice president, commercial generator set division. "The engines and fuel systems in our Tier 2 generators have been proven in millions of hours of use in industrial markets. Our advanced engine technology coupled with 24/7 nationwide customer support ensures that every customer will have the right emissions solution for every power generation need."

Three low-emissions Cummins diesel engines power this new series of Tier 2 generator sets. The 30-liter QST30 diesel engine is used for four generator sets in the series: the 750 kW DQFAA, the 800 kW DQFAB, the 900 kW DQFAC and the 1000 kW DQFAD. The 50-liter QSK50 diesel engine is used on two generator sets in the series: the 1250 kW DQGAA and the 1500 kW DQGAB. The 60-liter QSK60 diesel engine is used in two new Tier 2 generator sets: the 1750 kW DQKAA and the 2000 kW DQKAB.

Cummins Power Generation, a subsidiary of Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI), is a global leader in increasing the availability and reliability of environmentally responsible electric power around the world. With over 80 years' experience, its global distributor network delivers innovative low-emissions power solutions for any need - commercial, industrial, recreational, emergency and residential. Products include alternators, generator-drive engines, and temporary or permanent pre-integrated power systems that combine generator sets and power control and transfer technologies. Services range from system design, project management, financing, and operation and maintenance contracts to development of turnkey power plants. For more information, contact Madeline Foss, Cummins Power Generation, 1400 - 73rd Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN, 55432. Phone: 763-574-5942; fax 763-574-5298. Or visit