Perkins Expands Power Generation Powertrain Lineup

Perkins reveals 18-liter 2806J engine for stationary power generation

The Perkins 2806J-E18TAG1 ElectropaK is an 18-liter diesel engine designed for electric power generation. (Perkins)

Perkins announced an addition to its EU Stage V-compliant powertrain range with the 2806J-E18TAG1 ElectropaK. Perkins’ new engine is an 18-liter unit intended for the electric power generation industry. The 2806J achieves ISO 8528-5 G2 status and reportedly provides excellent load acceptance in a wide range of electric power applications from a stationary prime source of power to a mobile unit serving the rental sector.

“Reliable electric power is not an option, it’s a fundamental need to keep operations running, whether that’s for standby when the main power fails or to meet onsite prime power requirements,” said Jaz Gill, VP of global sales, marketing, service and parts. “Our engines are engineered and expertly crafted to provide reliable, stable and sustainable power for our customers, with the new 2806J being the latest in a long line of products that also deliver a low total cost of ownership.”

The 2806J can produce up to 610 kVA at 50 Hz and is switchable to 60 Hz, delivering up to 625 kVA. The ElectropaK features a single, on-engine electronic control module (ECM). According to Perkins, this configuration simplifies the wiring harnesses, eases installation, supports future diagnostics and is fully capable of integration with any customer telematics solution. The ECM also reportedly manages all aspects of after-treatment operation and regeneration without operator input.

Perkins states that the 2806J is compatible with standard diesel and biodiesel blends of up to B20 as well as 100% hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO). Additionally, Perkins offers connectivity solutions that reportedly optimize the performance of diesel engines. Available as a standalone service from Perkins or integrated with a generator OEM’s offerings, connected engine capabilities deliver insights through a customizable dashboard such as engine performance, fuel and oil consumption and other data points that maximize uptime.

These connectivity offerings are integrated with recommended maintenance and service capabilities from the Perkins global distributor network to prompt the proactive diagnosis and resolution of engine issues, helping technicians provide solutions and minimize downtime and repair expenses.

The new 2806J is now available to order and is part of the company’s range of EU Stage V certified engines for electric power generation. The range includes the 400 Series, 904 Series, 1200 Series, 1700 Series and the 2000 Series, with power ranging from 4 kW @ 1500 rpm to 559 kW @ 1500 rpm.