INNIO's Jenbacher Ready for Hydrogen engine technology has been selected by NorthC Datacenters (NorthC) to deliver an emergency backup power solution for its newest data centre which will be constructed in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Six Jenbacher hydrogen engines will provide carbon-free emergency backup power in cases of electricity grid outages. The Jenbacher Type 4 hydrogen engines generate a total power output of six megawatt and will be delivered as a containerized package. The Eindhoven data centre including the hydrogen emergency backup power solution and the onsite hydrogen storage solution is a greenfield project, that is expected to be operational in the second half of 2023.
"We are excited and proud to build the first 100% green hydrogen emergency backup power solution with engines for data centres globally together with NorthC. As a carbon-free energy source, hydrogen is an important pillar of the energy transition," comments Dr. Olaf Berlien, president and CEO of INNIO.
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Who is INNIO's Jenbacher ?
INNIO's Jenbacher is a brand of gas engines that are designed for power generation in a variety of applications. These engines are capable of running on natural gas, biogas, landfill gas, sewage gas, and other special gases, making them a versatile and flexible solution for power generation.
Jenbacher engines are known for their high efficiency, reliability, and durability. They are designed for continuous operation, even in harsh environments and extreme temperatures. The engines have a modular design, which allows them to be easily scaled up or down to meet specific power requirements.
INNIO is a leading provider of gas engines, power equipment, and services. The company's Jenbacher engines are used in a variety of applications, including cogeneration and trigeneration, standby and emergency power, and grid support. With a global network of sales and service centers, INNIO is committed to helping its customers maximize the performance and efficiency of their power generation systems.
What are the Jenbacher Gas Engine Types ?
INNIO's Jenbacher brand offers a range of gas engines that are designed for power generation in various applications. The different types of Jenbacher gas engines are categorized based on their output power and application, and some of the common types include:
Jenbacher J312: This is a compact, high-efficiency gas engine with an output range of 370 to 925 kW. It is ideal for small power generation applications, such as biogas plants and small industrial facilities.
Jenbacher J316: This engine has an output range of 408 to 1065 kW and is designed for use in cogeneration applications, such as hospitals, hotels, and district heating systems.
Jenbacher J320: This engine is capable of generating up to 1064 kW of electrical power and is ideal for use in combined heat and power (CHP) applications in the industrial and commercial sectors.
Jenbacher J420: This engine has an output range of 1,565 to 2,950 kW and is used in large-scale power generation applications, such as district heating and cooling, and grid stabilization.
Jenbacher J624: This is a high-performance gas engine with an output range of 4,400 to 5,500 kW, and is designed for use in large-scale power generation applications, such as combined cycle power plants and grid stabilization.
There are also other models of Jenbacher gas engines with different output ranges and features that are suitable for various applications, such as biogas, landfill gas, and sewage gas power generation.
Where can we buy Jenbacher Gas Engines ?
INNIO's Jenbacher gas engines can be purchased from authorized dealers and distributors located in various regions around the world. INNIO has a global network of sales and service centers that provide local support to customers in different countries.
To find a Jenbacher gas engine dealer or distributor in your area, you can visit the INNIO website and use the "Sales and Service Locator" tool. This tool allows you to search for authorized dealers and service providers by country, region, and product type.
Alternatively, you can contact INNIO directly through their website to request information about purchasing a Jenbacher gas engine. The company has a team of sales professionals who can provide guidance and support in selecting the right engine for your application, as well as help with installation, commissioning, and ongoing maintenance and service.
What are the working principle Jenbacher Gas Engines ?
Jenbacher gas engines work on the principle of internal combustion, where fuel is burned inside the engine to generate power. The process can be broken down into the following steps:
Air is drawn into the engine's combustion chamber through an intake valve.
A mixture of fuel (e.g. natural gas, biogas) and air is injected into the combustion chamber by a fuel injector.
The fuel and air mixture is ignited by a spark plug, causing a rapid combustion reaction that generates heat and expands the gases.
The expanding gases push a piston, which is connected to a crankshaft, creating rotational energy.
The rotational energy is transmitted through the crankshaft to the generator, which produces electricity.
Jenbacher gas engines are designed to operate on a lean-burn combustion process, which means that the fuel-to-air ratio is carefully controlled to ensure complete combustion and maximum efficiency. The engines also use advanced electronic control systems to monitor and optimize combustion parameters, such as fuel injection timing and air-to-fuel ratio, to ensure reliable and efficient operation.
In addition to power generation, Jenbacher gas engines can also be used in combined heat and power (CHP) applications, where the waste heat generated during the combustion process is recovered and used for heating or cooling, providing an even more efficient and cost-effective power generation solution.