4000 Series prime – the power of evolution

4000 Series prime – the power of evolution

The steady evolution of the powerful 4000 Series has taken place over a number of years, thanks to significant investment from Perkins. Its development means the engine is no longer seen as simply a standby source – it’s seriously considered for prime applications by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and end users. The series is tough and durable, provides consistent performance in the harshest conditions, and is proving to be a constant, reliable, low emissions electric power source for prime applications all over the world.

At Perkins, we are selling hundreds of 4000 Series engines every year into the prime power market. We’ve built more than 50,000 4000 Series engines for some of the world’s biggest businesses, and up to 30 percent of those are for prime use in the electric power sector.

Constant power is critical to people’s lives and livelihoods. And whether it’s for powering hospitals, telecoms, data centres or manufacturing plants, the 4000 Series provides dependable power 24/7, 365 days a year.

4008-30TAG
4008-30TAG

The high performance range includes diesel and gas engines, from 6 to 16 cylinders, with exceptional power-to-weight ratios and a compact design. The engines are easy to transport, install and maintain.

Total transformation

For more than 20 years, Perkins has made major investments in the design and manufacture of the 4000 Series. The heritage of the 4000 Series diesel and gas engines goes back to the early 1990s.
The 4000 series platform was seen very much as a standby only engine in the market. But over more than 20 years, Perkins has made major investments in the design and manufacture of the 4000 Series. The current platform is so far removed from the original that it’s virtually unrecognisable.
We launched the 4008 at the end of 2015 and, alongside the revamp of the 4006, 4012 and 4016, this completes the overall product line-up. Whether it’s for powering hospitals, telecoms, data centres or manufacturing plants, the 4000 Series provides dependable power 24/7, 365 days a year.

Simon Gray, product marketing manager

The range is seen as representing excellent value for money, and Perkins is so confident about reliability that it has extended warranties to:

  • One year of unlimited hours;
  • Two years or 6,000 hours for prime power users;
  • And three years or 1,500 hours (with a maximum of 500 hours per year) for standby.

Simon added: “The 4000 Series is all about quality and reliability. Not just for standby, but for prime.

“Where quality and reliability are paramount, you can depend on the Perkins 4000 Series to keep the power on… permanently.”

 


Fast facts

The 4000 Series:

  • 4 engine platforms
  • 6 models for 26 power nodes
  • High performance range of diesel and gas engines
  • 6 to 16 cylinders
  • 23 to 61 litre
  • 750-2500 kVA (diesel)

4000 Series range

4000 Series range

Whether your need is for standby or prime electricity generation, you need the performance and reliability that comes with our 4000 Series diesel engines.

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Electric power case studies

Electric power case studies

Real world case studies showing our electric power solutions are high quality and reliable. Our engines are generating the electricity that runs businesses.

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