We've compiled a list of frequently asked questions about our Electric Turbo Compounding systems, from performance and reliability to installation, operation, and maintenance.
What are the key components of the ETC system?+
For what engine sizes is ETC technology suitable?+
On what engines has the ETC system been proven?+
- CAT 3516 TA
- Cummins KTA50-G3
- Cummins KTA50-G8
- MAN 2842
- MAN D2676
- Mitsubishi 6R41
- Scania DC 12
- Volvo TAD1642
- Wartsila W20V34SG
- Wartsila W18V50SG
What kind of genset performance improvement does ETC provide?+
Can you benefit from both fuel saving and additional power at the same time?+
Who uses ETC technology?+
How quickly does the ETC system achieve payback for customers?+
What if the ETC system causes engine damage?+
What is the track record for the ETC system?+
What happens if the ETC system has a fault? Can I still run my generator?+
How does Bowman provide local support?+
Who is responsible for installing the ETC system?+
Do we maintain the compression ratios in the turbocharger as a result of adding the Bowman turbo generator in series?+
What is the estimated maintenance cost per hour of the ETC system?+
What additional back pressure occurs as a result of using the ETC system?+
I am operating a CHP plant and already recover heat from the exhaust gas, how much heat does the ETC consume?+
Can attachment of Bowman ETC equipment negate derating of the engine itself at altitude?+
What is the heat loss from exit of the turbocharger to exit of the turbo generator?+
What are Bowman's standard Terms & Conditions?+
ETC 300 ETC 300 is suited to gas and diesel-fulled gensets in the 150kW-400kW range as a single system.
ETC 600 is suited to gas and diesel-fulled gensets in the 300kW-600kW as a single system and in the 500kW-1200kW as a twin system.
ETC 1000 is suited to gas and diesel-fuelled gensets in the 600kW-1100kW range as a single system and 1100kW-2000kW gensets as a twin system.
What is ETC?
Electric Turbo Compounding (ETC) technology is our solution to the challenge of improving energy efficiency for the stationary power generation industry
ETC for open genset
The Electric Turbo Compounding system is suitable for new build or retrofit application for a gas and diesel-fuelled open genset, improving overall energy efficiency and power density.
ETC for containerised gensets
The Electric Turbo Compounding system is equally suited for integration with containerised gensets, improving the efficiency of rental units.