During our visit to Mets, we meet the stand of Mase Generators, one among the most prestigious Italian brands in the field of on-board power production.
In particular, we notice a small generator with a very particular name: GAS 3.0 COMPACT. We approach and ask for further information to a man who, with a satisfied smile, replies us willingly.
– says Dino Salvemini, Vice president of Mase Generators Spa.
“Its installation is very simple. You only need a normal gas tank or a derivation from that already existing aboard. Weight and sizes are lower than traditional models”
But, as you know, we are always skeptical by nature so we decide to take a model roughly equivalent in terms of energy production, IS 3.5, and we compare it with new GAS 3.0 Compact.
|IS 3,5 50 Hz
||GAS 3.0 Compact 50 Hz
|Max Power||3 kw||2.8 kw||– 0.2 kw|
|Continuous Power||2.8 kw||2.3 kw||-0.5 kw|
|Cubic Capacity||320 cc||175 cc||– 145 cc|
|Number of cylinders||1||1|
|Revolutions||3000||1700 – 2500|
|Fuel consumption||1.3 lt/h||1.12 lt/h||– 0.18|
|Length||590 mm||500 mm||– 90 mm|
|Width||406 mm||380 mm||– 26 mm|
|Height||515 mm||368 mm||-147 mm|
|Weight||96 kg||35 kg||– 61 kg|
|Sound Pressure||54 dB||48 dB||– 6 dB|
According to this table, advantages are really remarkable, the overall weight is radically decreased and the new gas generator weights less than the half of its traditional equivalent! The same applies to sizes: they, too, have considerably decreased.
It is still to clarified what kind of range would have the generator provided with a traditional gas tank, with a weight of 5 kg, for example. Empirically, we see that GPL has a specific weight of 0.5 kg/l, so, at full power, it would use 0.56 kg/h.
We ask Mase Generators to confirm these data, considering that the newborn GAS 3.0 Compact is also equipped with an electronic speed controller which adjusts to the instantaneous power required.
What is certain is that we’re talking about a product which ensures a lower operational cost and a low environmental impact.
Price hasn’t unfortunately been revealed yet. But, don’t worry, we will inform you!