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Minesite power solution introduced at POWER-GEN

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Atlas Copco has introduced its new QAC 1200 generator at POWER-GEN International 2013 in Orlando, US.

Engineering for the minesite
Building on the standard QAC 1MW designed for the European market, the QAC 1200 1MW is engineered to US and Canadian specifications. It can be customised to extreme conditions, such as high altitudes or extreme weather, making it suitable for either prime power or critical standby power in the mining industry.

According to Atlas Copco, the QAC 1200 features a Cummins QST30G5 diesel engine that is EPA Tier 2 certified and provides 1140 kVA/912 kW prime power rating (60 Hz) with a minimum run time of eight hours. The QAC 1200 was also engineered with 500 hour service intervals, resulting in low life cycle costs.

Providing predictable power
Another option available is the Qc4002 controller that allows a user to create a Power Management System (PMS). This allows a very simple method to parallel two or more generators beyond 1 MW, enhancing the core value of predictable power.

“Customers don’t need a piece of equipment; they need power. In order to deliver these key benefits and the peace of mind that comes with them, predictable power is ingrained in everything we do, from design, testing, building, to commissioning and maintenance,” said Atlas Copco Portable Energy’s Julio Tome, product manager – generators.

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