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Cummins Power Generation

October 20, 2014 14:57 ET

New Standby Generator Line From Cummins Power Generation Provides Peace of Mind for Small Businesses at All Times

The 10 kW to 40 kW Diesel Generator Sets Provide Dependable Emergency Power With Quiet Operation

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwired - October 20, 2014) - With the number of U.S. utility power outages up more than 50% in the last five years, Cummins Power Generation has developed a new line of all-diesel generator sets to help small businesses such as gas stations, grocery stores, health clinics, telecommunication facilities and more remain open and operational even during extended power outages and in extreme weather.

The new 10 kW to 40 kW generator set range is designed to provide dependable, permanently installed backup power that is immediately available in emergencies. The generator units are attractive, ultra-quiet and can withstand extreme weather conditions including winds up to 180 mph.

"Commercial facilities without emergency backup power face multiple risks," said Rama Menon, marketing manager of residential and light commercial business. "Without reliable backup power many businesses will suffer financial losses, lose valuable data, have to dispose of costly perishable goods and lose key customers to competitors who are able to keep their lights on and business running."

"Just as important, many businesses such as grocers, pharmacies and gas stations provide critical services in our daily lives," Menon continued. "Without these services, we all may face hardships or worse during prolonged power outages. Cummins Power Generation provides the equipment and local expertise to help businesses mitigate these risks and remain open."

In designing its new line of generator sets, Cummins Power Generation focused first on power reliability. The all-diesel series is powered by three different engine platforms, including a 1.7 liter three-cylinder engine for the 10 kW C10 D6 and 15 kW C15 D6 models, a 2.2 liter three-cylinder engine for the 20 kW C20 D6 model, and four-cylinder engines for the 25 kW to 40 kW models. The models from 25 kW to 40 kW feature the 3.3 liter Cummins 4BT3.3-G5 engine which has been proven in thousands of power generation applications over the years. All units are equipped with Cummins CA series alternators, developed exclusively for this family of generators, which feature a brushless design to extend alternator life and minimize maintenance requirements.

Quiet operation is also a key feature because commercial facilities need standby power that runs quiet enough to avoid disturbing customers and nearby neighbors. Both engine platforms operate at 1,800 RPM and are designed to be super quiet, thanks to advanced sound attenuation design and testing conducted at Cummins Power Generation's industry-leading Acoustical Testing Center (ATC). The enclosures that house the sets are also sound attenuated and feature durable all-aluminum construction designed to eliminate water ingress. The enclosures are coated for superior resistance to corrosion, and come in sandstone or green color options. 

To ensure adequate diesel fuel storage, all of the new units have the option of basic fuel tanks with a capacity for a full 24 and 48 hours of run time, and regional tanks with capacity for a full 24, 48, 72 or 96 hours of runtime without requiring fuel delivery. To meet local code requirements across North America, regional fuel tanks can be ordered with optional features/accessories and IBC certification for seismic and wind protection. Ordering customized fuel tanks as part of the generator set can minimize additional installation costs. 

The new 10 kW to 40 kW generator sets boast feature-rich controls that simplify operation, maintenance and diagnostics. Units are available with the optional PowerCommand® 500/550 remote monitoring device for web-based accessibility to diagnostics plus notifications via email or text. The overall accessibility of the system is also improved with a user friendly icon-based graphic interface.

The units meet all EPA emissions regulations for emergency and stationary generators, as well as UL 2200, IBC seismic and NFPA 110 standards. The new series is fully supported by the Cummins distributor network throughout North America.

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Cummins Power Generation develops new commercial line of dependable diesel generator sets from 10 kW to 40 kW

About Cummins Power Generation

Cummins Power Generation, a subsidiary of Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI), is a global leader dedicated to increasing the availability and reliability of electric power around the world. With more than 90 years of experience, the company's global network of distributors in more than 190 countries delivers innovative solutions for any power need -- commercial, industrial, recreational, emergency and residential.

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