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Five key factors that users need to pay special attention to when purchasing diesel generator sets
June 14, 2022
In recent years, it has been found that most users of diesel generator sets are often most concerned about price when purchasing diesel generator sets. In fact, this is very inappropriate. When users choose to install a backup diesel generator, they need to evaluate many different factors, such as unit configuration, performance, after-sales and other factors, in addition, the following five key factors are also the users should pay special attention to:
First, diesel generators are expensive, so users must choose the most suitable diesel generator for the power needs of their enterprise according to the environment that will carry it. The first important decision that can be made before conducting a diesel generator evaluation is Connect and communicate with trusted experts with experience in generator installation and planning. For purchasing generators
Second, evaluate the building and outline design requirements. Assess how the building and its characteristics will affect the choice of generator, including the cost impact on generator backup power. Single/mid-rise versus high-rise buildings, the location and size of generators, and which engineering systems need to be backed up to meet business needs, can all have an impact on how generators coordinate with building functionality. Building electrical systems, lighting, power distribution, pumps and other factors must first be evaluated to properly size generators. The building type will determine the location of the new generator - inside or outside the building. For example, many high-rise buildings do not have enough available interior space and may require generators to be mounted on rooftops or in remote locations.
If diesel generators are installed inside a building, also assess the ventilation requirements outside the building; final location of generator-related equipment; real estate for automatic transfer switches (ATS), distribution equipment, and conduit risers; generator fuel tanks ; structural system requirements and more.
Third, determine the power of the generator. Next, it is necessary to determine the size of the diesel generator (including generator size and generator KW/KVA power capacity) required to meet the needs of the enterprise. Depending on the building selected, the final generator sizing may need to include items such as the building's electrical system's rooftop units, water heaters, lighting, outlet power, networking, equipment, and uninterruptible power systems to meet the end user's electrical needs .
Fourth, choose the correct fuel source. Another important step in generator selection is determining the fuel source to serve the backup generator. This decision will be influenced by geographic location, available fuel resources, price and estimated size of generators. Larger generator systems are generally more suitable for diesel.
Diesel generators are usually the more common solution because they are less expensive to maintain than natural gas or gasoline generators. And maintenance agreements can be established with local suppliers who will come out to refuel the diesel generator tanks when fuel is low.
Fifth, choose the remote control system. The remote education monitoring and control system can help the diesel generator owner to easily manage and monitor all the information of the generator set through the mobile phone or computer without the need for professionals to reach the engine room, and can realize remote on and off. Diesel generators, and diesel generators equipped with ATS automatic transfer switches, can also realize that when the mains is cut off, the generator can automatically start the generator at the moment of power failure and automatically switch to the diesel generator to provide power, and when the power is cut off When the mains power supply is restored, the generator will automatically shut down and switch the power supply to the mains power supply, which requires no special personnel to arrive at the site for operation.
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