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mtu Kinetic PowerPack

Our mtu Kinetic PowerPack provides dynamic uninterruptible power supply through kinetic energy and is engineered to withstand the most demanding power supply challenges.

Answering your specific power, footprint, and sustainability needs, mtu Kinetic PowerPacks provide a competitive alternative compared to static UPS systems. The dynamic UPS technology is based on kinetic energy and consists of a diesel engine coupled to a kinetic energy accu via an electromagnetic clutch. mtu Kinetic PowerPacks ensure reliable

and environmentally friendly uninterruptible electrical power and power conditioning. Without the need for batteries, the system offers the highest power density (kW/m²) in the industry with a high system efficiency in conditioning mode, low total cost of ownership, small footprint, scalable solutions, and a compact design.

Ready for a new perspective on dynamic UPS? Discover the benefits of kinetic energy.

Lower TCO

At medium and higher power ratings, mtu Kinetic PowerPacks are more cost-effective, reducing consumable electricity cost and maintenance.

Smaller footprint

Its component count and monobloc structure give the mtu Kinetic PowerPacks a compact design, reducing its footprint to 40% of an equivalently rated static UPS system – making it the smallest in the market. This decreases building construction costs and increases space for production and revenue generating purposes.

Units up to 3000 kVA

The current-carrying capability of electronic components does not limit mtu Kinetic PowerPacks. Their perunit ratings are considerably more significant, leading to a much lower component count on higher power installations. As all designers know, a lower component count leads to a higher level of reliability and resilience.

Optimal sustainability

Static UPS systems require heavy batteries and generate chemical waste. Due to the kinetic energy storage unit’s energy that is immediately available to generate power until the mtu diesel engine is activated, batteries belong to the past when using mtu Kinetic PowerPacks.

Medium voltage systems

mtu Kinetic PowerPacks are the perfect solution for medium voltage critical loads or when more considerable distribution distances need to be covered. In both cases, the installation cost will decrease on low voltage cabling as the quantity required will be smaller.

mtu Kinetic PowerPack anatomy

1

mtu diesel engine

Complying with the latest emissions standards; preheated; quick start and not running during conditioning mode pre-lubricated.

2

Synchronous machine

Four-pole synchronous machines from world-renowned manufacturers designed not to exceed Class F temperature rise; right-sized for your application and to absorb load harmonics.

3

Kinetic energy module

Patented accu provides stored kinetic energy to ride through mains interruptions; designed for a 10-year bearing life.

4

Vibration isolation

Thanks to the solid base frame with isolators between frame and equipment and direct floor installation, vibrations are reduced >97% .

5

Power panel

A power panel comprising input, output and automatic bypass circuits; additional upstream, down-stream or tie-breakers can be added, if required.

6

Control system

KS Vision HMI control system; class-leading electrical and mechanical monitoring including load level, mains failures, input and output voltage, frequencies and power factor; data logging feature recording all historic events.

7

Electromagnetic clutch

The prime starter system consists of standard engine starting motors. The clutch is maintenance-free and guarantees the diesel engine to start at all times, thanks to the redundant start feature.

1

mtu diesel engine

Complying with the latest emissions standards; preheated; quick start and not running during conditioning mode pre-lubricated.

2

Synchronous machine

Four-pole synchronous machines from world-renowned manufacturers designed not to exceed Class F temperature rise; right-sized for your application and to absorb load harmonics.

3

Kinetic energy module

Patented accu provides stored kinetic energy to ride through mains interruptions; designed for a 10-year bearing life.

4

Vibration isolation

Thanks to the solid base frame with isolators between frame and equipment and direct floor installation, vibrations are reduced >97% .

5

Power panel

A power panel comprising input, output and automatic bypass circuits; additional upstream, down-stream or tie-breakers can be added, if required.

6

Control system

KS Vision HMI control system; class-leading electrical and mechanical monitoring including load level, mains failures, input and output voltage, frequencies and power factor; data logging feature recording all historic events.

7

Electromagnetic clutch

The prime starter system consists of standard engine starting motors. The clutch is maintenance-free and guarantees the diesel engine to start at all times, thanks to the redundant start feature.

A state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Belgium builds our mtu Kinetic PowerPack products: single units with ratings between 150 kVA/120 kW to 3000 kVA/2160 kW offered at 50 Hz and 60 Hz frequencies. Multiple units can be combined to provide higher installed ratings.

Mounted on a single base frame, the mtu Kinetic PowerPack incorporates an mtu diesel engine, synchronous machine, accu kinetic energy module, and clutch mechanism. Floor-standing control (COP) and power (POP) panels complete the system.

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Data centers

Data centers are a keystone to the modern world. We understand the industry’s strategic importance and its fundamental role in our daily lives, economy and social interaction. Our collaborative, long-term approach ensures we work closely with our clients to understand their immediate and longer-term requirements, developing solutions that can grow organically with their business.

Our technicians and engineers are passionate about what they do, drawing on their inherent and collective experience. Our skilled professionals are experts in all matters relating to electrical systems and Uptime Institute Tier topologies. mtu is a preferred partner at many Tier-accredited data centers around the world.

Critical process manufacturing

An unstable power supply can lead to situations from which it may be difficult to recover. Think about interrupted production runs, wastage, process restart costs, equipment damage, missed deadlines and data loss all leading to financial ripples. Preparation is the only way to mitigate the risk including having the right UPS technology and partner in place.

Many leading pharmaceuticals, petro-chemical, semi-conductor, electronics, mining and processing, printing and media, plastics and textiles, life sciences and biomedical companies across the globe rely on mtu Kinetec PowerPacks. We protect any industry with critical processes from downtime resulting from an unstable power supply.

Infrastructure

We rely on vital services every day – transportation, power, water and sewage, communications, education and governance. Government and defense must function without interruption. Universities carrying out cutting-edge research need to be protected from fluctuating power or power loss to ensure irreplaceable data and research safety.

Broadcasters may have a duty to governments to ensure they can transmit during times of crisis in the interest of public safety. It requires robust electrical networks and resilient critical power support systems to ensure the cameras keep rolling. mtu Kinetic PowerPacks provide critical, behind-the-scenes support to all these functions ensuring they run as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

Healthcare

In the healthcare sector, an uninterruptible power supply can be a matter of life and death. Just imagine the impact of a power outage or malfunctioning electrical systems that prevent operating rooms and incubators from working - something you don’t even want to contemplate. Therefore, we see it as our driving force to keep your surgical facilities, care units, diagnostic devices, monitors and information systems powered. Whether in acute or long-term care, we will help your healthcare facility focus on patients, giving them the best possible treatment and care they need.

Keeping your power supply in perfect health, mtu Kinetic PowerPacks offer a wide range of advantages.

BBC Wales

In the summer of 2017, we installed a dynamic UPS system for the new BBC building in the heart of Cardiff, Wales. The £100m construction in Central Square, designed by Foster & Partners, is one of the most significant developments undertaken in Wales. It is needless to say uninterrupted power is critical at the facility, not only home to 1200 BBC staff, but also some of the most advanced broadcasting technologies and equipment.

A well-considered selection process followed. Apart from uninterrupted power, efficient use of space was vital in the BBC’s decision. The reason for the importance of this efficiency was, unlike its solution, slightly straight forward: to meet planning regulations, the BBC needed sufficient parking space in the building’s basement.

Wellcome Trust

In one of our recent projects, we installed a dynamic UPS system at the Sanger Institute campus. The Wellcome Trust Sanger Genome Campus is home to some of the world’s leading institutes and organizations in genomics and computational biology, committed to delivering life-changing science with the reach, scale and imagination to overcome some of humanity’s most significant challenges.

Their IT infrastructure is one of the most advanced globally, contains data research from every corner of the world and has to be accessible at all times. The key challenges in this project were retaining the beautiful natural scenery and the completion of the scheme with a reduced carbon footprint.

Suez Canal Corridor

The Suez Canal Corridor Project in Egypt aims to capitalize on the Suez Canal, creating an integrated industrial and logistics zone to boost Egypt’s economic growth. The project chose to rely on the resilience of dynamic UPS. A quick and easy link between both banks of the canal was essential in this project. Thus, the developers have planned the construction of high capacity road and rail tunnels at three locations: Port Said (North), Suez (South) and Ismailia (halfway between the two others).

With a total length of 5.8 km, its deepest point reaching 53 m under sea level, an internal diameter of 11.4 m and two lanes in each direction, the Ismailia Twintube Road Tunnel is undoubtedly the most impressive part of the development. Especially considering the environmental challenges faced, as temperatures rise to up to 40°C and large amounts of sand have to be dealt with.

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