4008-30TRS Spark Ignited Gas Engine

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The Perkins 4000 Series gas engines give you the versatility you need for today's power generation market. They deliver the same high efficiency performance as their diesel counterparts and meet increasingly stringent emissions standards. They can run on landfill gas, digester gas, biogas and coal-bed mine gas and, with exceptional power-to-weight ratios and compact design, they are easy to transport and install.


8 cylinder

30.56 litre

447 kWm (607 hp) / 526 kWm (714 hp)

Capable of meeting the NOx requirements of TA Luft

Power Rating

Mechanical Output 447-526 kWm 447-526 kWm Less
Electrical Output 425-500 kWe 425-500 kWe Less
Rated Speed 1500 rpm 1500 rpm Less

Emission Standards

Emissions This engine does not comply to Harmonised International Regulated Emissions Limits This engine does not comply to Harmonised International Regulated Emissions Limits Less


Bore 6.3 in 160.0 mm Less
Stroke 7.5 in 190.0 mm Less
Displacement 1865.0 in³ 30.6 l Less
Aspiration Turbocharged and air-to-water charge cooled Turbocharged and air-to-water charge cooled Less
Rotation from Flywheel End Anti-clockwise Anti-clockwise Less
Combustion System Spark ignited Spark ignited Less
Number of Cylinders 8 inline 8 inline Less
Compression Ratio 12:1 12:1 Less
Cooling System Liquid Liquid Less

Engine Dimensions - Electro Unit*

Height 70.0 in 1782.0 mm Less
Dry Weight 7385.0 lb 3350.0 kg Less
Width 64.0 in 1633.0 mm Less
Length 105.0 in 2658.0 mm Less

Engine Dimensions - Cogeneration Unit*

Length 101.0 in 2559.0 mm Less
Height 70.0 in 1782.0 mm Less
Dry Weight 7385.0 lb 3350.0 kg Less
Width 56.0 in 1418.0 mm Less

Optional equipment

Options for your 4000 Series gas engines include:

•    AFR controller (depending on gas quality, variability)

•    220/240 volt thermostatically controlled immersion heater

•    Three-way thermostatic valve for charge cooler cooling circuit

•    Mechanically driven water pump for charge cooler circuit

•    Exhaust temperature monitoring

Understanding your need

Our commitment to excellence goes far beyond the engine itself. Through our 4000 Series Gas Centres of Excellence, we build strong and trusted relationships with you. Not only do our Centres of Excellence distributors keep your engine running in peak condition, they also have an in-depth knowledge of power generation in your market.

They understand your environment, your local emissions standards and the reliability of your grid. And they know what works for your specific circumstances.

Wide range of methane-based gases

Gas engines in the series are up to 61.12 litres, with both inline and vee form designs and from 6-16 cylinders.

Engines can be fuelled by a wide range of methane-based gases, including landfill gas, digester gas, biogas and coal bed mine gas.

4008-30TRS Spark Ignited Gas Engine Standard Equipment

Air inlet system
  • Dry exhaust manifolds
  • Exhaust manifold sheilding
  • High efficiency turbocharger
  • Mounted air filter - replaceable cartridge type

Control system
  • 24 volt starter motor
  • 24 volt 70 amp battery charging alternator with integral voltage, regulator and activating switch – supply on Electro Unit only
  • Digital knock detection
  • High coolant temperature protection system
  • High manifold pressure switch

Cooling system
  • Air to water charge cooler, pipe work – supply on Electro Unit only
  • Jacket water thermostatic control – supply on Electro Unit only
  • Pressurised jacket water cooling system, gear-driven jacket water, circulating pump – supply on Electro Unit only

Flywheel and flywheel housing
  • High inertia flywheel to SAE J620 size 14
  • SAE ‘0' flywheel housing

  • Front and rear engine mounting support

Governing, gas and ignition system
  • Air/fuel mixer with zero pressure regulator and mixture adjustment screw
  • Altronic 800 ‘C' Series ignition system with individual cylinder ignition coils, spark plugs
  • Digital governing system, governing to ISO8528-5 class G2
  • Metal braided flexible gas connection

Oil system
  • Closed circuit crankcase ventilation system – natural gases only
  • Full flow replaceable canister type oil filters
  • Gear driven, externally mounted lubricating oil pump
  • Jacket water cooled shell and tube oil cooler/stabiliser
  • Low oil pressure switch
  • Wet sump with filler and dipstick