Caterpillar to launch new G3600 series gas compression engine
Caterpillar Oil & Gas said it will launch the enhanced Cat G3600 series with the ADEM A4 Engine Control Module at the GMRC Show in Nashville, Tennessee.
The natural gas fuelled G3600 engine family is the company’s flagship series for gas compression applications, having logged over 140 million operating hours around the world. The new G3600 gas engine platform offers customers expanded fuel flexibility, a 5.6% power increase and greater altitude and ambient temperature capabilities. Additionally, the new G3600 engines will incorporate the advanced ADEM A4 engine control unit, enabling the Cat power solutions to work harder and smarter. Engines included in the new design include the G3606, G3608, G3612 and G3616.
“The key driver for our new G3600 product enhancements was to offer greater fuel flexibility to our customers,” Bill Mermoud, Caterpillar Oil & Gas marketing program NPI manager noted. “The new G3600 engines have performed exceptionally in customer testing, accumulating significant hours in the field at an optimum performance level.”
Mermoud also said that, “By engineering the ADEM A4 into the engine design, the G3600 platform will provide customers with expanded engine monitoring and diagnostic capabilities, especially in conjunction with the Cat Connect suite of technology enabled solutions.”
Press Release, October 7, 2014; Image: Caterpillar