Newly Developed TCG 3016 Gas Engine – Efficiency Goes Digital
Mannheim, November 8, 2017
The MWM gas engines of the TCG 3016 series, which will hit the market on November 8, 2017, are perfectly tailored to the challenges of Industry 4.0 and the changed framework conditions of a dynamic energy market in the age of global value chains.
The new TCG 3016 series boasts significantly reduced installation costs and low operating and maintenance costs thanks to long operating hours until the general overhaul. With the comprehensive digital power plant control TPEM (Total Plant & Energy Management), the newly developed TCG 3016 gas engines starts an entirely new age on the market for distributed energy solutions.
Industry 4.0 or "Efficiency Goes Digital"
Along with the TCG 3016, MWM will also introduce the full integrated digital power plant control TPEM. Apart from controlling the genset, this system enables optimum control and monitoring of the entire energy generation plant. Modern energy generation plants are characterized by complex applications and custom circuitry. Automation and closed-loop control with maximum operating security and seamless communication play a key role, which TPEM effectively handles. In this way, additional controls are no longer necessary, and optimum control of the energy generation by the gas power plant is ensured. TPEM is unique in terms of its proximity to the hardware – after all, who is more qualified to develop and optimize software for the gas engine and the genset than the manufacturer himself? The system, which can be customized to customer needs and the individual application case, will replace the TEM control system in all future MWM series to deliver improved efficiency and flexibility.
High Efficiency, Low Operating, Installation, and Building Costs
The greatly reduced cost of installation of the gas engines and of the operation of the entire energy generation plant represents one of the greatest benefits of the new TCG 3016 gas engine. As the oil tanks of the new gas engines of the TCG 3016 series are integrated in the genset and do not need to be planned and installed separately, the installation costs are lower, and the required setup area is smaller. Moreover, the TCG 3016's generator is firmly flanged to the gas engine. As the vibration decoupling takes place directly between the components and the base frame, the setup costs for the fundament are lower than for other gas engines. The greatly reduced oil consumption of <0.1 g/kWhel and the resulting longer oil change intervals also represent an important factor that saves servicing costs.
The TCG 3016 genset is robust and highly efficient. This is evident from the unique combination of long maintenance intervals of up to 80,000 operating hours and an electrical efficiency of up to 43.5 percent.