The Ins And Outs Of Diesel Generators
Christopher H. Waters
Generators are used for electric power generation. Two
categories of diesel generators are basically available in
market- one is portable generator and the other is standby
Diesel Generators are mostly used to make sure that
electric appliances can be run when there is a power failure.
Standby diesel generators are mostly used in homes and offices
and installed outside the house or office building. These are
plugged in home wiring or electric power circuit. These can
automatically detect power failure and start supplying power
with in moments. Portable diesel generators are used on sites
where there is much less supply of electric power and they can
only run few small appliances like refrigerators, televisions
Diesel generators use comparatively less fuel and thus are more
fuel efficient than power generated by gasoline or natural gas.
For every liter of fuel consumed, diesel generators can run 2
to 3 times more efficiently than natural gas engines. There is
no need of frequent maintenance for diesel engines, but
gasoline engines need more frequent maintenance. Most diesel
engines designed with water-cooled engine up to a speed of 1800
rounds per minute. This makes sure that the engine is durable,
and makes it most dependable of all generators.
Unlike other natural gas generators and gasoline generators,
diesel engines are very safe to use because they work on direct
injection principle and they do not have any spark plugs. The
unavailability of spark plug keeps them safe from fire. Diesel
generator has a better shelf life. This is the least flammable
source of fuel, hence can be stored for more time.
The fuel for the diesel generators is available at all gas
stations and can be collected in comfortable cans. Main
problems in case of diesel generators are: it is very hard to
start them in cold weather, they are noisy and emit more smoke.
Home diesel generators may cost $ 800 for 4 kilowatt to $10000
for a 15-kilowatt depending upon the rating, voltage
consumption, quality and brand name. Diesel generators can also
be used in industrial purposes. For industrial purpose they are
available in range of 500 kilowatt to 2000 kilowatt.
Fuels such as diesel, gasoline, natural gas, or propane can
basically power home generators. Some models of diesel
generators also designed with multi fuel capabilities. The fuel
choice of will depend on availability of fuel during emergency
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