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Briefly describe the power generation principle of diesel generator sets
June 01, 2022
The generator is mainly composed of the main components of the engine, alternator, fuel system, regulator, cooling and exhaust system, lubrication system, battery charger, control panel, main assembly/frame, and it is a convenient Power supply equipment, which provides power during power outages to prevent power interruptions in daily production and operations or interruption of business operations due to power outages. Generators have different electrical and physical configurations for different applications.
Diesel generator sets
The generator is mainly composed of the main components of the engine, alternator, fuel system, regulator, cooling and exhaust system, lubrication system, battery charger, control panel, main assembly/frame, and it is a convenient Power supply equipment, which provides power during power outages to prevent power interruptions in daily production and operations or interruption of business operations due to power outages. Generators have different electrical and physical configurations for different applications. Now, please follow Dingbo to see how the generator works.
First we should understand that a generator is a device that converts mechanical energy obtained from an external source into electrical energy as an output. It's important to understand that generators don't actually "generate" electricity. Instead, it uses the mechanical energy supplied to it, through an external circuit, to force the electric charge in the coil to move. The flow of charge constitutes the output current provided by the generator. This mechanism can be understood by thinking of a generator as similar to a water pump, which causes water to flow, but doesn't actually "produce" the water that flows through it.
Modern generators work on the principle of electromagnetic induction discovered by Michael Faraday in 1831-1832. Faraday discovered that the aforementioned flow of charge can be induced by moving an electrical conductor, such as a wire containing an electrical charge, in a magnetic field. This movement creates a voltage difference across the wire or electrical conductor, which in turn causes an electric charge to flow, thereby creating an electrical current.
The main components of the generator are described as follows:
1. Diesel engine
The diesel engine is the source of input mechanical energy to the generator. The size of the engine is proportional to the maximum power the generator can deliver. There are several factors to keep in mind when evaluating an engine for a generator. The engine manufacturer should be consulted for a complete engine operating specification and maintenance schedule.
An alternator, also known as a "generator head", is the part of a generator that produces electrical output from the mechanical input provided by the engine. It consists of an assembly of fixed and moving parts, housed in a housing. These components work together to cause relative motion between the magnetic and electric fields, which in turn generates electricity.
3. Fuel system
The fuel tank usually has enough capacity to keep the generator running for an average of 6 to 8 hours. For small generator sets, the fuel tank is part of the generator sliding base, or mounted on top of the generator frame. For commercial applications, it may be necessary to install an external fuel tank. All these facilities must be approved by the Urban Planning Division.
4. Control panel
This is the generator's user interface, including the power outlet and controls. Different manufacturers offer different functions in the control panel of their device. Let's continue to introduce more detailed information about the generator control panel by Dingbo Power.
5. Main component/framework
All generators, whether portable or stationary, have custom enclosures that provide structural foundation support. For safety, the frame also allows the generator to be grounded.
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