New Wärtsilä 31DF engine makes entry to energy industry

WartsilaWärtsilä introduced its latest engine and power plant solution Wärtsilä 31DF to the power generation markets

The multi-fuel engine offers open-cycle efficiency, fuel choice flexibility, and dynamic operational features.

It offers solution for markets where a gas supply is anticipated but not yet available, or where there are concerns regarding the availability or price of gaseous fuel.

The engine is specifically designed for two-stage turbo-charging and capable of delivering an output of 11MW.

The high efficiency of the engine reduces fuel consumption and costs while minimising carbon emission levels. The level of efficiency is retained even in partial load conditions and the engine can resist output de-rating when operating in hot and humid conditions.

Among the features of the Wärtsilä 31DF engine are fast loading and unloading, and its quick start-up that facilitates the easy integration of renewable energy sources.

The fuel flexibility of the engine aims to improve energy security and increases resilience against unpredictable interruptions to the fuel supply. Should a reliable supply of gas become available following installation of the Wärtsilä 31DF, the engine can be easily converted to pure-gas operation if required. Thanks to the modularity of the engine design, it can be adapted to run on renewable fuels when they become available. The genset can be synchronised to the power grid within 30 seconds, and can reach full load within 120 seconds from the start-up command.

The operation of the Wärtsilä 31DF engine can be adjusted online, which is fully in line with the company’s support for the online connectivity of its power plant solutions.

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