Mahindra Powerol has launched India’s first Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)-approved gas genset. The 125 kVA gas genset has been manufactured at the company’s state-of-the-art plant in Chakan, Maharashtra. The operating cost of gas gensets is 45 per cent lower than that of diesel-powered generators. In addition, these result in zero emissions of harmful particulate matter and smoke, and 35 per cent lower emissions of pollutants such as nitrogen oxide and carbon monoxide.
The unique features of the gas gensets offered by the company include a water-cooled turbocharger that helps in achieving zero per cent power deration and makes the genset more compact. Further, the optimised design helps in reducing noise by 4 dbA without any increase in genset size. An electronically controlled air-fuel ratio and closed-loop lambda feedback system ensure maximum fuel efficiency. These gensets are expected to attract customers from Delhi, Gujarat, Maharashtra and the Northeast where compressed natural gas is easily available.