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51/60G

Four-stroke gas engine

MAN Diesel & Turbo is the worlds leading designer and manufacturer of low and
medium speed engines. Our involvement with electrical power generators goes
back to 1904 when we supplied the first ever diesel generator sets to the Kiev Tram
System.
Since those early days, MAN Diesel & Turbo has never lost its technological preeminence in the large engine field. Likewise, our engines have never relinquished
their status as the most efficient combustion engines available.
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more efficient.
With our absolute commitment to reducing emissions while increasing fuel effi
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making process, we intend to be part of the global emissions solution.

51/60G Four-stroke gas engine

51/60G
A new class of large bore gas engine

Gas engines are claiming an increasing share of the market for electrical power

51/60G spark ignited gas engine; principle

generation thanks to their clean combustion, high efficiencies, comparatively low


carbon dioxide emissions and the attractive price of natural gas.
Modern and innovative

Cogeneration or combined cycle

With its newest gas engine, the 51/60G, MAN Diesel

In addition to using thermal energy recovered from

& Turbo is bringing the benefits of gas engines to

engine sources for heating or cooling in cogeneration

power and co-generation plants with electrical out-

or trigeneration applications, the exhaust heat of the

puts of 100 to 300 MW, a category previously domi-

51/60G engine can also be used to produce steam to

nated by gas turbines.

drive a steam turbine generator. As a result the overall output and efficiency of the power plant can be

Highest power density

increased without additional fuel costs.

The 51/60G is available in a v-engine version with 18


cylinders and an output of 18,900 kW. This output

Low emissions

1,050 per cylinder for 50 and 60 Hz power genera-

At a maximum of 500 mg/Nm3, dry @ 5% O2, the

tion gives the 51/60G best-in-class power density

51/60G achieves emissions of oxides of nitrogen

among gas engines.

(NOx) in compliance with Germanys TA Luft clean

Intake of air and gas

Compression of gas air mixture

Ignition by prechamber

air regulations and undercuts the limits currently pre-

Further major benefits of the 51/60G include


Largest,
Reliable
High

most powerful gas engine on the market


combustion of lean air/gas mixtures

and stable ratings in hot and high locations

Excellent
Low
Ease

scribed by the World Bank by a wide margin.

Precombustion chamber ignition


In order to secure an efficient and reliable ignition of

Advanced ignition technology

the 51/60G lean burn gas engine, a flushed precom-

Derived from the proven 48/60 diesel engine platform,

bustion chamber is used.

load response

the 51/60G uses a state-of-the-art ignition system in

gas admission pressures

combination with a scavenged prechamber guaran-

Due to its rich mixture compared with the main cham-

of maintenance

teeing the stable and reliable ignition of the lean air/

ber, the precombustion chamber is easy to ignite and

gas mixture, and producing low emissions.

offers an excellent ignition stability. Its high energy


density amplifies spark plug efficiency, allowing fast,
stable combustion of the lean mixture within the main
chamber despite the large dimensions of the cylinder.

51/60G Four-stroke gas engine

51/60G Four-stroke gas engine

Highest Quality, Highest Output

51/60G Technical Data


Overview

MAN Diesel & Turbo has all the major elements of engine technology in house.
All engine parts are designed and constructed with the aim of achieving the highest
reliability, ease of maintenance and longest possible TBOs*.
Engine frame

Valves

Rigid housing of single-cast monobloc construction,

Exhaust gas valves with propellers on the shaft for

strengthened by tie bolts running from the suspended

self-turning effect in the exhaust gas stream and seat-

main bearing through to the top edge of the engine

ing in armoured, water-cooled valve seats, resulting in

frame and from the cylinder head through to the inter-

low valve temperatures. The inlet valves are equipped

mediate bottom.

with Rotocap mechanical rotators.

Cylinder liner

Service-friendly design

Thick-walled design isolated from external deforma-

Hydraulic tools used for tightening and loosening cyl-

tion, resulting in optimum running conditions for the

inder head nuts; clamps with quick release fasteners

piston.

and/or clamp and plug connectors; generously sized

Four-stroke gas engine


18V51/60G

Reference conditions according


ISO 3046-1: 2002

access covers; hydraulic tools for crankshaft bearings

General

Cylinder head

and big end bearings; sleeve spring vibration damper

Engine cycle: four-stroke

The stated consumption figures refer to:

Combustion chamber geometry optimised for com-

is practically maintenance-free.

Turbocharging system: constant pressure

n Ambient

Number of cylinders, V-engine: 18

n Relative

bustion of gas. In-cylinder spray atomisation delivers


a very good air-fuel ratio for optimum combustion.

SaCoSone

n Ambient

air pressure:

1,000 mbar

humidity:

30%

air temperature: +25C (77F)

The 51/60G engine is equipped with the safety and

Bore: 510 mm

n Charge

Stepped piston

control system SaCoSone. SaCoSone guarantees reli-

Stroke: 600 mm

type, corresponding to 25C cooling water tempera-

Forged, dimensionally stable steel crown (with shaker

able engine operation with an optimum operation

Swept volume per cylinder: 122.6 dm3

ture before charge air cooler

cooling by using oil), made from high-grade materials

range between knocking and misfiring. All cylinders

with skirt in nodular graphite iron. Chromium ceramic

are regulated individually.

Cylinder output (MCR)

Specific gas consumption*, GenSet

at 514 rpm, 60 Hz: 1,050 kWm

Heat rate: 7,606 kJ/kWhel

at 500 rpm, 50 Hz: 1,050 kWm

Electrical efficiency: 47.3 %

coating of the first piston ring with highly resistant


ceramic particles in the ring surface, resulting in low

Cooling

wear of ring and liner.

The 51/60G features single-stage engine cooling and


two-stage charge air cooling.

Connecting rod and bearing

air temperature: According

to

engine

Nominal generator efficiency: 97.7 %


Cooling
Cylinder cooling: Fresh water

Lube oil consumption (20% tolerance)

Charge air cooler (two-stage): Fresh water

18V51/60G: 9.0 kg/h

cap. Specially designed bearing shells in the connect-

Starting method

*ISO 3046-1 conditions; including attached pumps; MN > 80;

ing rod for increased reliability.

Compressed air

tolerance +5%; engine type specific reference charge air tempera-

Optimised marine head design to allow piston over-

*TBO = time between overhaul

haul without removal of the connecting rod bearing

ture before cylinder 43C; Lower calorific value of fuel gas 28.0

51/60G Four-stroke gas engine

Emissions

MJ/ Nm (Nm corresponds to one cubic meter of gas at 0C and

NOx-emissions maximum 500mg/Nm dry @ 5% O2

1,013 bar); p.f 0.9;

51/60G Four-stroke gas engine

Technical Data
V51/60G

Dimensions and Weights


V51/60G

V51/60G
W

B
C

Four-stroke engine V51/60G

GenSet output* (kWe)

Engine 51/60G

500 1/min, 50 Hz (kWe)

514 1/min, 60 Hz (kWe)

18V51/60G 18 cyl.

18,465

18,465

Mean piston speed

10.0 m/s

10.3 m/s

Mean effective pressure

20.6 bar

20.0 bar

Engine type
18V51/60G

No. of cyl.

A (mm)

B* (mm)

C* (mm)

W (mm)

H (mm)

Dry mass* (t)

18

13,148

5,410

18,558

4,700

6,530

373

* Depending on alternator

* Nominal generator efficiency: 97.7%

51/60G Four-stroke gas engine

51/60G Four-stroke gas engine

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will depend on the particular characteristics of each individual project, especially
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