Based on existing, proven platforms, the C18 generator’s engine has been re-engineered to provide customers with a generator that’s precisely sized to balance power availability and reliability with lighter weight and easier handling. All of which translates to lower overall site preparation, transportation, installation and maintenance costs, with reduced fuel consumption and lower emissions.
Once installed, there’s a lot to admire about this generator. The first thing to note: the service points. They’re all positioned for safe, easy access that represents both common sense and forward thinking. Designed for years of effective and efficient operation, Caterpillar eliminated the obstacles that would stand between the customer and performing life-extending maintenance procedures, an engineering insight that becomes more valuable with each passing year.
Operation of the C18 generator also reflects a customer focus. The EMCP control panels offer optional instrumentation, shutdown capability, alarm activation and state-of-the-art communication for remote performance monitoring and control. The technology enables users to monitor and control up to sixteen individual generator sets with one virtual computer screen control panel.
Some of the more compelling aspects of the design will go unnoticed by most people. For example, Caterpillar incorporate noise-absorption materials that greatly improve the effectiveness of the sound-attenuated enclosures. And the internal exhaust silencer system enhances safety by keeping exhaust pipes out of reach. Even the frame is constructed from corrosion-resistant galvanized steel.
From top to bottom, inside and out, the Cat C18 generator set is designed, engineered and built to last. So the generator set you trust today is the same generator you’ll trust 20 years from now.
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