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Perkins to exhibit new high-efficiency engine at Middle East Energy

The new Perkins 5012 is a full-authority electronic engine optimised and purpose-built for power generation applications. (Image source: Perkins)

Perkins, a global power systems powerhouse, is introducing the new Perkins 5012 at Middle East Energy which will run in Dubai from 16-18 April

As the latest full-authority electronic 5000 Series engine in the company’s roster, the new piece of equipment is purpose built for power generation applications. Offering 1275 to 1710kVA for 50Hz prime applications and 1250 to 1500kW as a 60Hz critical standby plant, the engine features a V12 configuration in a compact package. As a result of this, the company has noted it is an ideal solution for hospitals, data centres and other locations where space is limited.

“Construction projects in the Middle East are adopting fresh approaches and leading-edge technologies to drive economic development infused with sustainability,” remarked Jaz Gill, vice president of Perkins global sales marketing, service and parts. “The expansion of our highest performing engine series shows how we’re leveraging our culture of innovation and agility to support progress through the energy transition.”

Available later this year, the 5012 is certified as U.S. EPA Tier 2 compliant and is also Tier 2 capable outside the U.S. and is offered as a fuel optimised (unregulated) model. The engine uses a unique low-pressure fuel system developed specifically for the 5000 Series that is more tolerant of variations in fuel quality. For generator manufacturers and end users looking to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, the 5012 can, subject to the fuel used meeting Perkins’ fuel specifications, run with biodiesel up to B20 based on a 20% dilution of biodiesel with standard diesel or on 100% hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO).

The engine also benefits from the latest technology to enable it to operate at top efficiency over its full rated output range. For example, electronically-controlled injectors can alter both timing and pressure to accommodate a broad range of ambient temperatures and altitudes and, in combination with advanced turbocharging technology, helps to optimise load acceptance, altitude capability and fuel consumption. The 5012 engine is also equipped with an electric fuel priming pump and premium fuel and oil filters to achieve an oil and fuel service interval up to 500 hours or two full years.

In addition to the new engine, the company is preparing to present its full suite of power generating systems and life cycle support available to its global network of 88 distributors. Visitors can discover all this at the company’s stand at Middle East Energy in Sheikh Saeed Hall 3, stand S2. A30.

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