Mannheim, July 8, 2010
Sugar Manufacturer Opts for MWM
The tradition-rich manufacturer MWM from Mannheim, Germany, is considered one of the world's leading specialists in the production, sale, and servicing of gas gensets for decentralized energy supply. The MWM container line, which is deployed worldwide in the natural gas, biogas, landfill gas, sewage gas, mine gas, and other special gas segments, is especially characterized by high efficiency and economy. For example, the project of CSM Suiker in the Netherlands is an unusual reference for such a container plant. The company, which is situated near Groningen, is one of the country's largest sugar manufacturers and is specialized in the development of sugar-based products for the domestic market.
Can be switched from natural gas to biogas operation: MWM TCG 2020 V16 in container (photograph: MWM GmbH, Mannheim, Germany)
For the production site, a CHP container with a TCG 2020 V16 from MWM was installed along with a 400 V low-voltage generator. The container is used for parallel operation and isolated operation with zero-input control. Apart from the gas genset and the container, the product scope comprises a TEM control, an exhaust gas heat exchanger and sound absorber, a steam generator (980 kg/h steam / 180°C), the switchgear (HAS/GLF), and a dual gas train. What is special about this container system is its ability to switch between natural gas and biogas while the engine is down, while maintaining the same electrical output of 1,560 kW.
The TEM system effectively controls not only the engine, but also the entire plant including the heat from cogeneration. Temperature monitoring for each cylinder and anti-knock control ensure optimum fuel utilization and maximum power output even if the gas composition should fluctuate.
For the operator, one of the most important aspects was that all components are tuned to each other in the best way possible and are perfectly aligned with the special requirements of this application. With standardized dimensions of 3 x 3 x approx. 11-12 m (W x H x L) for the MWM container including the genset, peripherals, and switchgear, the entire unit is not only extremely maintenance-friendly, but also ensures easy transportation and quick setup on site.
Furthermore, the container is heat and sound-insulated, and the slim, smooth wall design enables maximum utilization of the interior space. The comprehensive offer of the MWM container comprises a time-saving maintenance concept, low-maintenance design, long maintenance intervals, and a global service and logistics network. The satisfied operator has already placed another order with MWM.
Author: Frank Fuhrmann, Member of DPV (German Press Association)
The long-established company MWM in Mannheim, Germany, is one of the world's leading system providers of highly efficient and eco-friendly complete plants for decentralized power supply with gas and diesel engines. For more than 135 years, the company has stood for the reliable, uninterrupted provision of electricity, heat, and cooling at all times and at any location. MWM has 1,170 employees around the globe.