The LSAH 42.3 by Leroy-Somer has been designed to be packaged into small natural gas generator sets built for combined production of heat and electricity. The main application of these gensets are for residential and public buildings’ central heating.
Leroy-Somer Electric Power Generation Europe and Asia Pacific (EPGE), a business unit of the Nidec Group, is a leader in industrial alternators with power ranging from 10kW to 25MW, focusing on Europe, Asia, and Africa markets. With its two leading brands, Leroy-Somer and Kato Engineering, EPGE works with generator set manufacturers and electric power producers in these areas to help the industry provide reliable and efficient power solutions. EPGE has over 2,000 employees, 7 production sites worldwide, and a global service network.
The LSAH 42.3 delivers a rated power between 10 and 33 kVA at 50 Hz in continuous service (from 12.5 to 41 kVA at 60 Hz). The alternator is fitted as standard with an AREP excitation system and a D350 regulator. Paralleling with the public network for the resale of electricity production surplus is also possible with a D550 AVR.
The company says that thanks to its cooling and heat recovery system, the LSAH 42.3 offers premium performance, especially in situations of intensive use:
– The electrical efficiency reaches 94% and generally remains above 90%. These unprecedented values help increase the global energetic performance of the cogeneration system.
– Thanks to the optimized cooling system, the lifespan of the machine is increased and allows continuous operation of the system without any risk of failure due to hotspots.
– Water cooling also allows the use of the LSAH 42.3 in non-ventilated – and silent – generator sets, making their integration in buildings much easier with and without noise pollution for the neighborhood.
Leroy-Somer says the general characteristics of alternators in the new LSAH range also make them suitable for other applications where high efficiency, water cooling, low vibrations, low noise, or continuous operation at high temperature are needed. These requirements are typically found in traction, hoisting, or marine applications.
Nidec, the parent company of Nidec Leroy-Somer Holding, was established in Kyoto, Japan in 1973 by its Chairman and CEO Shigenobu Nagamori. In 1979, Nidec became the first company in the world to successfully commercialize a direct drive spindle motor for HDDs based on a brushless DC motor. Since then, the company has grown into a world-leading comprehensive motor manufacturer encompassing more than 300 subsidiaries employing over 100,000 people throughout the world and with annual sales exceeding €11B. Nidec’s motors, drives, generators, and related products are found in a diverse range of applications including computers, smartphones, home appliances, automobiles, manufacturing plants, robots, and more.
You can find more information about Leroy-Somer and the LSAH 42.3 on its website.