Advantages Of Using A Diesel Generator
A diesel generator is essentially the combination of an electrical generator with a diesel engine to produce electricity. This is technically a special case of diesel-engine generator. Generally, a diesel combustion-ignition engine is generally designed to operate on diesel alone, although some variants are also adapted to use on other liquid fuels.
The set up of this type of generator is quite straightforward. In most cases, the diesel generator set up consists of a series of rectangular boxes connected together in what is known as the shafts. Within these shafts, individual generators are installed using what are known as induction kits. These kits are made up of metal coils that are fitted to the shafts, thereby activating the oil and making it burn more completely. The resulting combustion is used to power the electrical generator. The size of the generator needed will be determined by the available space in the area, it’s going to be placed in.
Because there’s little room to incorporate any mechanical parts, the design of the diesel generator set-up is rather simple, making it highly adaptable to various situations. The power source could be either an extension of the car’s battery, or alternatively, it could come from a DC source such as a solar power cell or from one of the many alternate sources of power. As is true with most alternative sources of power, a properly sized diesel engine is required in order to provide the needed energy, so most cars don’t actually have them built into them.
Diesel generators can run both on diesel and on petrol. This can be very convenient, especially if you’re living in a country where petrol is not readily available. However, the obvious disadvantage is that there’s less fuel at hand to power the generator. On a typical petrol powered generator, about nine hundred litres of fuel are consumed for one hour of operation. With a diesel powered generator, around one thousand litres of fuel will be consumed during the same hour. This difference in fuel consumption means that petrol powered generators are generally better at providing energy than diesel powered ones.
Another disadvantage of using petrol is that, because the fuel has to be carried around with the vehicle, this increases the overall weight of the vehicle. This in turn, reduces its handling, stopping, turning and jumping capabilities, which diminishes their overall efficiency. Diesel powered generators, on the other hand, are far lighter, which makes it far more efficient. In fact, they generally have greater Horse Power (HP), which is the maximum power output of the engine.
There are also several safety factors to consider when deciding between petrol and diesel generators. For one thing, diesel is known to be far more flammable than petrol, making it a greater risk for the environment overall. Also, if the generator should catch fire, the fuel that has been used would easily ignite and engulf the generator, causing the loss of the electrical load. It is essential therefore, that diesel generators are kept in well-ventilated areas, away from combustible things. Also, since diesel does not burn cleanly, emissions from the engine should be kept to a minimum, and it is recommended that air-purifiers in close proximity to the generating sets are kept constantly running to remove any excess gas that might be produced during operation.
Diesel generators can also operate more effectively than petrol powered counterparts. Because diesel engines do not suffer from “pumping problems,” as many older generators did, they can run at their peak capacity for longer periods of time before requiring a refill. This allows them to produce more continuous power for a longer period of time. The high level of efficiency offered by diesel in comparison with petrol means that these generators are very cost effective when it comes to running long distances. They also have excellent noise and dust removal properties, making them excellent for use in mines or in similar industrial settings where clean air is required. They also have relatively low operating temperatures, which make them very friendly to the environment.
Because diesel engines work on oil rather than gasoline, the generator will need to be serviced and maintained on a regular basis. This ensures that the machine remains in top condition, allowing it to constantly produce the maximum amount of energy for a period of time. In cases of an emergency, or if there is a malfunction with the generator, it will be able to continue to produce enough power for emergency purposes. However, in most other cases, it will be necessary to have the generator fully serviced on a regular basis to ensure that it continues to work at its optimal capacity.