The C15 and C18 generator sets by Caterpillar feature rear-mounted, side-by-side power and control panels and an integral fuel tank base.
Caterpillar Inc. has made several enhancements to its C15 ACERT and C18 ACERT generator sets, improving their overall performance and enclosure options. Rated 410 to 700 kVA (365 to 600 kW), these enhancements to the Cat C15 and C18 diesel generator sets are suitable for prime or standby power, and are available in a wide range of configurations with optional equipment. A number of improvements were made to the enclosures, which are available in either sound-attenuated or high ambient temperature configurations. The enclosed models feature rear-mounted, side-by-side power and control panels and a standard, integral fuel tank base with drip tray, allowing for 8 hours of run time at 100% prime rating. The top tank plate is now sloped to contain any accidental oil, coolant, or fuel spills. An optional integral dual-wall fuel tank base for total fluid containment is also available.
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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.