Cummins Onan has introduced a compact new 5.5 kW generator set designed to run on compressed natural gas and provide auxiliary electric and optional hydraulic power for the growing number of truck fleets powered by CNG. Compared to gasoline, the fuel offers a reduced carbon footprint and lower per-gallon equivalent cost of operation. This makes CNG ideal for the small service trucks used by commercial operations concerned with fuel economy and sustainable business practices.
These service fleets, including telecommunications companies, utilities, food trucks, need auxiliary 120/240-volt power to run power drills, fans, pumps and other equipment, power which until now was available only from gasoline-powered generator sets that required a separate fuel tank.
“The new Series 5500 NG generator set was developed from a line of compact and quiet generators Cummins Onan has supplied to the recreational vehicle market for 15 years,” said Eric Bollensen, an applications engineer with Cummins Onan. “The demand for natural gas generators is steadily increasing as many corporations look for economic ways to decrease their carbon emissions.”
These installed generators provide instant power and the optional convenience of a combined generator/vehicle fuel tank. Recognized as the quietest and lowest vibration generator set in its class, the new unit has an enclosed muffler and exhaust catalysts that help it meet all applicable EPA and CARB air quality standards. The units are designed to operate continuously for dependable auxiliary power.
Source: Cummins Power Generation