Cummins has announced the launch of a new diesel-fired genset series.

The new QSG12 series features improved power density within a smaller footprint, the company said in a statement.

The series is available from 400-450 kVA at 50 Hz and from 350-400 kW at 60 Hz. Within the series, the new C450 D5 model (pictured) is powered by a Cummins four cycle, inline, six-cylinder dual speed diesel engine which uses less fuel, the firm said.

According to Cummins, the newest C450 D5 model can run parallel with both other gensets and grids to fit diverse project site customer requirements. Additional features include extended service intervals of 500 hours and unaided cold start capability at 12°C.

Cummins added that the new genset series is designed for a wide variety of applications in different markets such as hospitals, manufacturing, commercial and industrial facilities.

Alok Joshi, Cummins’ Director of Power Generation Business for Africa and the Middle East, said: “Our new product model is based on the QSG12 engine series, offering a much higher power density. This means that we now have a true prime-power capability to offer our customers, based on a fuel-optimized variant.

“The new product model includes many design and performance improvements and it is a definitive step forward for us.”