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Jenbacher Type 3

Technical maturity and a high degree of reliability make INNIO’s Jenbacher Type 3 gas engines a leader in their range.

Long service intervals, a maintenance-friendly engine design, and low fuel consumption ensure maximum efficiency, while enhanced components prolong service life—even when employing non-pipeline gases such as landfill gas. ~10,700 engines delivered since 1988.

    • Front View of a Jenbacher J320 Gas Engine
    • Front View of a Jenbacher J316 Gas Engine
    • Front View of a Jenbacher J312 Gas Engine
      • Front View of a Jenbacher J320 Gas Engine (CHP Module)
      • Front View of a Jenbacher J316 Gas Engine (CHP Module)
      • Front View of a Jenbacher J312 Gas Engine (CHP Module)
        • J320 CONTAINER 1
        • J320 CONTAINER 2
        • J320 CONTAINER 3

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        Scope of supply:

        50 Hz

        60 Hz

        * Provided technical data is for information only. Data ranges are calculated considering various gas quality levels and ambient conditions (standard or hot/tropical conditions, etc.). Jenbacher can change the technical data unilaterally. In the case of such change, we will update the data on our pages as soon as we can. Please reach out to our experts to get help with engines selection, obtain the technical parameters for your gas composition. Output and efficiency at generator terminals. Energy input is according to DIN ISO 3046 and DIN 6271, respectively, with a tolerance of + 5%. All data according to full load and subject to technical development and modification. Based on emission values of 250 and 500 mg/Nm3 NOx at 5% O2 at dry exhaust gas. Base for biogas and sewage gas versions: 65% CH4 / 35% CO2. Base for landfill gas version: 55% CH4 / 40% CO2 / Rest N2.

        Electrical Output635 - 1,062 kW

        Thermal Output804 - 1,399 kW

        Voltage480V - 4.16kV

        Electrical Efficiencyup to 39.2 %

        Thermal Efficiencyup to 50.7 %

        Highlights of Jenbacher Type 3 engines

        Jenbacher Type 3 engines offer proven savings on service and fuel consumption, offering customers excellent efficiency.

        • Two-stage mixture cooling enables high flexibility
        • Turbocharger bypass evens out extreme operating conditions
        • LEANOX* lean burn control ensures minimal emissions

        Applicable gas types include: natural gas, associated petroleum gas (flare gas), propane, biogas, sewage gas, landfill gas, coal mine gas, other special gases (e.g. coke, wood, and pyrolysis gases).

        Scope of supply:

        Combined Heat and Power Module (CHP Module) solutions allow customers to generate power and heat simultaneously at a very high total efficiencies, reaching 90% and even more.

        Usual scope of supply:

        • Engine and alternator installed on the frame
        • Control panel, gas train
        • Heat exchangers including exhaust gas heat exchanger

        CHP Modules can generate hot water or steam at various parameters and can be integrated with your existing heat infrastructure. You can select the option that fits your project’s needs among the various heat recovery schemes provided by Jenbacher.

        The scope of supply can be extended further with various balance of plant options (BOP) offered by Jenbacher, reach out to our specialists for help in selecting scope of supply and BOP options to fulfill your project’s needs.

        CHP Modules can be installed inside a building or inside a container. To see more details about Jenbacher’s Containerized solutions, click here.

        Proven technology

        The world-renowned Type 3 claims more than 220 million operating hours of experience, with over 8,000 engines delivered since 1988.

        Excellent reliability

        Its high degree of availability—up to 98%—and its longer service intervals mean the Type 3 is as reliable as it is durable.

        The flexibility to do more

        The Type 3 is fuel-flexible and solution-flexible—it can be installed in a container, as part of a generator set, or even a CHP setup.

        Balance of Plant

        The right auxiliary equipment is of critical importance in ensuring that a power solution is economically feasible and gets your business the most in terms of reliability, availability and efficiency. Click on provided balance of plant options to learn more. Reach out to our experts to select the configuration that fits your business’ needs.

        Available BOP elements may vary depending on the engine and application type.

        Type 3 Case studies

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          U.S. Marine Corps Air Station (SC, USA)

          Cogeneration means reliable power, cost savings for the U.S. Marine Corps


          Beaufort, South Carolina, USA





          Jenbacher equipment

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          Fuel type

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          Power output

          1 MW



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