EnergyDecentral: greater output and efficiency for MAN’s new E3262 naturally-aspirated engine
MAN Engines will be unveiling their new E3262 E302 natural-gas engine for co-generation plants at this year’s ‘EnergyDecentral’ trade fair. Thanks to stoichiometric combustion (λ=1), a three-way catalytic converter is all that is needed to reduce nitrogen oxides and carbon monoxide on this twelve-cylinder engine.
MAN Engines is now offering a twelve-cylinder 450 kWmech gas engine based on the E32 series. Both The E3262 LE232, for natural gas, and the E3262 LE242, for biogas and other special gases, deliver 450 kWmech at 1,500 rpm (50 Hz). This means that MAN Engines has now bridged the gap in performance between 370 and 550 kWmech, which was previously covered by the earlier E2842 series.
From 2016 there will be revised legislation for the cogeneration of heat and power, the Engine Competence Centre in Nuremberg will get its own cogeneration power station and over the past ten years six such power stations with MAN engines have been selected by the Federal Association for Cogeneration of Heat and Power as the cogeneration power stations of the year. Reason enough for MAN Engines to take a look at the area as a whole.
The power output has been increased over its predecessor by 40 percent to 370 kWmech . Optimization of the engine specifically for natural gas or special gas, such as biogas, gives operators flexibility to use the fuel available for a particular project. The newly developed base engine is in line with the latest technological standards and provides maximum efficiency in operation as well as in maintenance and service.