Beta Marine Volvo Generating Sets

Our standard specification includes marine heat exchanger cooled Volvo engines with fully classifiable specification. Keel / hull cooling is also available - prices on request (marine radiator cooled engines are also available for D9, D12 and D16 at the heat exchanger prices below). We include Mecc Alte ‘marine rated’ alternators. Newage Stamford (now Cummins Generator Technologies) alternators are offered as an option.

Volvo Marine Generating Sets

kVA Rating 3 Phase @ 0.8PF    
50Hz - 1,500 rpm 60Hz - 1,800 rpm Genset Model Cooling Method
86 90 D5A T Heat Exchanger Cooling
80 80 D5A T Radiator Cooling
103 114 D5A TA Heat Exchanger Cooling
128 140 D7A T Heat Exchanger Cooling
122 126 D7A T Radiator Cooling
158 170 D7A TA Heat Exchanger Cooling
270 305 D9 Heat Exchanger Cooling
260 280 D9 Radiator Cooling
360 430 D12 Heat Exchanger Cooling
337 394 D12 Radiator Cooling
520 580 D16 Heat Exchanger Cooling
503 546 D16 Radiator Cooling

Included in the Generating Set Price

Fully classifiable specification suitable for survey including, duplex change over fuel filters and flexible fuel connections for inlet and return, fire retardant and ‘type’ approved. Double walled (sheathed) fuel injector pipes on D5 & D7; these are not required on the other models with unit injectors. D9, D12 and D16 also include switchable lubricating oil filters and EIAPP Certificate. Ratings are based on Class ‘F’ temperature rise in marine unrestricted ambient conditions.

Beta Marine Generating Sets - Specifications

Beta Marine - Marine Generating Set having a continuous rated “Prime” power output, 3 phase, at 0.8P.F., with a capability for 10% overload in accordance with ISO standard; designed, built and tested by Beta Marine Limited, each comprising:

  • Powered by a Volvo marine specification heat exchanger cooled auxiliary diesel engine and rated for continuous operation in accordance with ISO 3046. Fully classifiable specification suitable for survey including: duplex change over fuel filters and flexible fuel connections for inlet and return (fire retardant and ‘type’ approved). (Double walled/sheathed fuel injection pipes are not required as engines have unit injectors).
  • Heat exchanger cooling complete with cupro-nickel tube bundle, with fresh and sea water pumps, including lubricating oil cooler and sump drain pump.
  • Water cooled exhaust manifolds with exhaust elbow and flexible bellows section.
  • 24 Volt electric start system with battery charging alternator and stop solenoid valve. Marine type insulated return.
  • Combined start, alarm and shutdown panel engine mounted and pre-wired to engine components. Models D5 and D7 include our standard panel: start/stop keyswitch, oil pressure gauge, coolant temperature gauge, tachometer/hours run meter, shutdown on low lubricating oil pressure, high coolant temperature, and overspeed; indicator lamps for faults and power on, provision for connection of customers remote emergency stop. Models D9, D12 and D16 include a Marine approved modular engine controller to monitor all engine parameters with start and stop push buttons. A screen enables direct readings of oil pressure, jacket water temperature and provides engine status information. The module provides auto shutdown on fault and gives the possibility for signal outputs to ship system.
  • Speed governor to control engine speed to the requirements of ISO 3046 for diesel generating set.
  • Volvo standard fuel oil, lubricating oil and combustion air filters.
  • Mecc Alte alternator marine rated to ISO standard, 4 pole, brushless, self ventilated with IP 23 protection, single bearing construction. The generator is self regulating and self excited and is complete with terminal box and automatic voltage regulator, fully suitable for use in engine room environments of 45°C.
  • Engine and generator are close coupled together and mounted on a combined welded steel baseplate.
  • Marine failsafe anti-vibration mountings to isolate the set from the ships seating.
  • Paint: Volvo colours.
  • Each generating set is “full load” tested in accordance with our quality document QA001. (On turbocharged engines load acceptance is limited in accordance with ISO 3046).

Optional Extras and Alternative Equipment

  • Engine options: Alternative keel cooling option (marine radiator cooling is not available from Scania). Alternative means of starting and a second means of starting. Starter batteries. Dry exhaust silencer. Spark arrestor exhaust silencer. Water injection exhaust elbow for wet system. Fuel/water separators.
  • Alternator options: Anti condensation heaters, droop kit, 3 phase sensing etc.
  • Generating set options: 2 bearing generator with flexible coupling drive and torsional vibration analysis. Extra alarm switches for UMS operation. Parallel operation. Automatic mains failure equipment. Extended control panels. Mains output panels etc.
  • Generating sets manufactured to Class: Lloyds Register, Det Norske Veritas, Bureau Veritas, American Bureau of Shipping, Germanischer Lloyd, RINA, etc.
  • Export packing and FOB UK port.
  • All goods are offered and supplied in accordance with our 'General Terms of Tender and Sale'.

Options and Accessories

24 Volt lead-acid battery (2 blocks) with links and battery cables mounted in tray on base plate
Alarm switches to meet UMS, EO, AUT-MS requirements for D5 and D7 engine systems, (other engines comply)
Parallel operation, including auto genset controller, etc
Anti condensation heater in generator (1 phase AC)
Jacket water heater (1 phase AC)
2 bearing generator with flexible coupling drive
Torsional calculations for submission to class, excluding the fees charged by class which, if applicable will be passed on at cost
Air motor starting (in lieu of standard electric) including, start valve and flexible air inlet hose (approved type).
The starter accepts air at 10 Bar maximum
Second means of start NOT available (engine mounted).
Suggest twin battery banks with twin mains battery chargers and manual C/O switch, price on application
Automatic control panel for remote control either by customers mains failure control or remote volt free contact.
Automatic engine controller already included in standard panel
Exhaust Silencers on flanged type includes joints and mating flanges (but not fixings) - Dry type or Dry arrestor type
Class survey fees, for guidance allow 15%.
Any additional charges for approvals of drawings or calculations by class society will be passed on ‘at-cost’
Export packing and delivery FOB UK Port

Notes: Alternators are selected to give marine ratings for class ‘F’ temperature rises in marine ambient engine room temperatures of 45°C. Frame sizes may alter to meet required voltage / frequency.