Did you know that Caterpillar and Rimco Cat offer a combined heat and power technology known as “Combined Heat and Power” (CHP) that provides a clean and efficient solution to generate electrical power and thermal energy?

Cat® gas engines with this technology simultaneously generate electricity for electrical loads and provide heating or cooling for a facility’s thermal requirements. Combining these two functions allows you to cleanly and efficiently generate electrical and thermal energy from a single fuel source. Cat CHP systems are designed to recover residual heat from the engine and use it for heating, cooling, dehumidifying, and other processing applications. Any Cat gas engine can be configured specifically for applications involving heat recovery.

Cat® CHP systems offer significant energy cost savings and environmental benefits. This advanced technology reduces energy costs and increases efficiency by up to 90%. Less fuel is needed to generate the same amount of energy, resulting in savings and fewer emissions. Thanks to the smart engineering that goes into every Cat CHP, you get more service hours between service and maintenance intervals and experience less downtime.