Limited Fuel Consumption and Increased Longevity with Load Demand

Energia Load demand generators

Reduced consumption of fuel along with its maintenance cost for checking the power-saving capabilities which meet the demands are the appealing features for the customers and the clientele of standby power systems. This blog discusses how such features are quite attainable at minimal costing and also maintaining the reliability of the system with our very demand supported controllers.

To level with the generation capacity to load consumption, load demand is necessary to determine the total load, the available capacity of operating generator sets, and available capacity of non-operating generator sets. Then load demand processes this information and matches the generating capacity to the load requirement by starting or stopping the generator which sets itself to run the minimum number of generator sets required to operate the loads, while conserving fuel simultaneously, and prolonging the life expectancy of the generator sets.

The variation between load demand and load control

Load demand is not the same as load control. It refers to capacity which means starting and stopping generator set, whereas load control refers to connecting and disconnecting loads which ultimately manages the control.

 

The Best that can be achieved with load demand

For the best outcome of load demand, the technician must have a better understanding of the characteristics of load demand which are as follows: load profile, load priorities, largest load steps, and specific site needs.
Using this information, the technician can then optimize the load demand settings for the best outcome. The load demand algorithm can also be implemented in PLC-based master control or it can be an important part of the generator set paralleling control.

Load demand productivity

The load demand method ensures productivity hours equalization works to balance the number of run hours of the generator sets. The generator sets with the minimum number of run hours will have a higher lead to run compared with the sets with a higher number of run hours.

This can be achieved by monitoring the engine productivity and checking a run hours differential parameter. When the difference in run hours between the next generator to stop and the next generator to start surpasses the productivity differential, the system starts up the generator set with the lesser number of running hours and cuts the one with the higher number of hours.

 

Conclusion

Load demand is an important factor to consider while making a decision to purchase or rent a power generator. Therefore one should take note of the points mentioned above to come to an effective solution. It is paramount to be armed with the right information and knowledge before venturing out to rent

Energia is personified by the words Trust, Quality, Excellence and they will help you make the ideal choice based on your utility preference and reach a fruitful conclusion. The motto of 24/7 support and delivery is evident through communication with clients and customers alike. Energia has a significant presence in Saudi Arabia and they strive to fulfil the rental needs of companies present in those regions.

ENERGIA offers the QAS Series from Atlas Copco for your all your rental power needs.

QAS range, mobile generator rental

Energia MTC, a leader in power generation and rental equipment in Saudi Arabia, and Atlas Copco, a global leader in reliable and fuel-efficient power solutions are working together to deliver complete power solutions for oil and gas, construction, industrial and modular power plant operations.

Energia MTC offers reliable equipment and total solutions packages to its customers in the Middle East and was looking to extend and strengthen its power generator offering as part of growing demand and expansion into the wider MENA region. The company turned to Atlas Copco Power & Flow for guidance and has purchased 107 QAS generators.

Energia MTC chooses Atlas Copco´s QAS power generators

We have been a customer of Atlas Copco for more than five years and have been impressed with both the high performance of their products and the high level of customer service during that time, We naturally approached them again for their recommendation of a generator to include in our mainstream rental fleet.

Mohin Shaikh , General Manager at Energia MTC

High quality with the QAS range

QAS range, mobile generator

There were four requirements Energia MTC had for the power generators. Firstly, the generators’ specifications should be able to be customised in line with end user’s needs. Secondly, the engines needed to be reliable to work in a wide range of challenging environments. Thirdly, they needed extended warranty conditions and dedicated local after sales support.

Atlas Copco recommended the QAS range of power generators since it meets all these criteria.

The QAS range of mobile power generators has been especially designed for rental applications and provides the robustness and reliability demanded from generators, We knew they would fit perfectly in Energia MTC’s portfolio and the company’s customers can be confident in the high performance.

Edmerlito Gonzales , Regional Business Line Manager
Atlas Copco’s Power & Flow Division, Middle East & Turkey

Rental equipment is frequently moved and needs to be easy to transport. The generators are compact with balanced weight and a strong base frame with forklift slots. As such they are highly manouverable and easy to install and store.

There are 15 generators in the range providing power to cover a wide range of applications. The generators are also highly flexible, thanks to their simple paralleling capability. In rental applications power needs are ever changing and the modular design means users can connect multiple generators in the simplest way, and to build an installation with optimal efficiency. Controllers further optimise fuel consumption.

Support with service

Serviceability is a top priority in the QAS product design. Large doors and removable service plates ensure superior accessibility and quick maintenance. Heavy duty filtration systems allow for long service intervals to further reduce downtime for your prime power generator.

We are also supporting Energia MTC with a bespoke repairs and maintenance package, The commissioning process has gone smoothly, and full training has been given to Energia MTC’s service engineers.
Edmerlito Gonzales , Regional Business Line Manager
Atlas Copco’s Power & Flow Division, Middle East & Turkey

A service engineer from Atlas Copco’s partner in Saudi Arabia, GCC Olayan, is being stationed at Energia MTC for one year to help maintain equipment. Ongoing service training is also being provided to Energia MTC’s service personnel.

For further assurance on quality, product testing observed by Energia MTC has been carried out prior to shipping. Consignment parts are also being held at Atlas Copco’s distributor in Saudi Arabia, meaning it is quick and easy for Energia MTC to access spare components when required.

The QAS range so far is performing to our expectations, and we are proud to partner with Atlas Copco and include the energy efficient generators in our offering,
Hassan Shahid , CEO at Energia MTC