The manufacturer says the D13 500 kVA gives full power output as soon as it starts up. It adds that this is an essential feature for a backup genset, particularly for those being used in emergency/stand-by operations.
In the last few years Volvo Penta has introduced the full Stage V range for mobile gensets: the D8, D13, and D16, and also a completely new addition to the Volvo Penta genset family, the compact D8 engine. The D13 500 kVA is considerably smaller and lighter when compared to previous models, which is designed to allow for downsizing and to result in a smaller engine room, smaller alternator, and ultimately fuel saving.
The D13 500 kVA has a fuel-saving of 4-5%, compared to previous models. This is, in part, due to the quality and viscosity of the lubrication oil that influences the internal friction in the engine, which plays a vital role in fuel consumption.
Volvo Penta, through its partnership with Al Masaood Power Division, showcased the new D13 power node at the Middle East Energy event held from March 7-9 in Dubai.