Firstly, QAS generators are built for multi-drop use and designed to be moved regularly. Whether that be a few meters or hundreds of miles, you can be assured of their easy, safe movement capabilities and guaranteed performance, even in the harshest conditions. This makes the QAS perfect for rental applications and heavy-duty construction use.
These generators are also unrivaled when it comes to flexibility, thanks to their simple paralleling capability. We understand that your need for power can be ever-changing. The modular design focuses on being able to connect multiple generators in the simplest way – making an installation that optimizes efficiency. The built-in Power Management System (PMS) enables the optimization of fuel consumption and expands the generators’ lifetime.
The QAS range provides complete power solutions, making this series the preferred choice for a wide range of applications throughout the world.
When you need power, maybe a single generator is not always the most efficient solution. Does the application load vary? Do you need prime power for long-term projects on a remote site? Do you need a semi-permanent installation that can be upgraded or downgraded?
A Modular Power Plant (or paralleling multiple generators) is the efficient solution if you answered yes to any of the above questions. Simply, this is a configuration of generators working together.
Atlas Copco has developed a unique Power Management System (PMS). The PMS system enables the optimization of fuel consumption and expands the generator’s lifetime. PMS manages the number of generators running in parallel with load demand, starting and stopping units in line with increases or decreases in load. In this way, the load on each generator remains at a level that optimizes fuel consumption. It also eliminates the need for generators to run with low load levels, which can cause engine damage and shorten the life expectancy of the equipment.
Just one example:
The deployment of a 1MVA generator as a prime power source, taking the demand patterns of a typical industrial application as a guide, could mean up to 1677 liters of fuel being consumed each day. That compares with approximately 1558 liters of fuel if three 325 kVA generators were doing the same job. In this case, an estimated annual fuel saving of R520 000 makes for a compelling case, not to mention 85 tons of CO2 saved over the course of a year.