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Why Most People Choose Diesel Generators

August 04, 2022
Diesel generators and gensets have proven to be a very effective way to generate power on site, especially for applications that require high kVA output. While it is true that the cost per liter of diesel fuel is slightly higher than gasoline, it also produces much more power per liter compared to gasoline. When you increase the efficiency of your diesel engine, you can get more power (more kWh-kWh) from your diesel generator set, and that's what really matters.
How do diesel engines work?
Obviously, diesel engines are designed to use diesel fuel, but how is a diesel genset different and why is this important?
Gasoline engines rely on an electric spark to ignite a moderately compressed fuel-air mixture in the cylinder. This is easy to design and build, but not particularly efficient. Diesel engines rely on compression alone for ignition. Air (without fuel) is much more compressed than in a gasoline engine. The highest performance gasoline engines compress to a ratio of up to 12:1. The lowest performance diesel engines operate at a 14:1 compression ratio, while top-of-the-line generators and gensets rely on compression ratios of up to 25:1.
As the air is super-compressed, its temperature rises until it is injected with diesel fuel. Due to the heat and pressure, the fuel spontaneously ignites - a much more efficient process, but one that relies on really precise engineering and manufacturing. Gasoline engines can work with leaking cylinders, but are much less efficient.
There are several basic types of diesel engines. They can use 2-stroke (or 2-stroke) or 4-stroke systems. They can be air cooled or liquid cooled. Exactly what you need depends on how much kVA or kWH you need and the conditions under which the generator set will operate. For most uses in the UK, we recommend a water cooled 4 cycle diesel generator as this is the quietest, most efficient and overall most effective configuration. Each type can be manufactured to provide standard single phase AC power or three phase power, which is required for certain industrial uses.
Diesel Generator Sets
Why is diesel better?
The core reasons are reliability and cost efficiency. For example.
Unlike what was available decades ago, today's diesel generators are quieter and less expensive to maintain than gasoline generators.
They are durable and more reliable.
Eliminating electronic ignition systems means much less chance of error and less downtime.
The cost per kilowatt for diesel generators is typically 30% to 50% lower than gasoline generator sets.
Diesel generators have 2-3 times the run time of comparable gasoline generator sets during routine maintenance and repairs. Compared to 10,000 hours for gasoline, 1800 rpm diesel generator sets can last up to 30,000 hours.
The operating temperature of gasoline generator sets is higher than that of diesel generator sets, which makes the working life of diesel generator sets much longer.
How to use diesel engines?
Diesel engines are used all over the world in power plants and equipment, for generating electricity and as vehicle engines. They are used in almost every industry and can be found all around you, from the train or bus that takes you to work to the factories and construction equipment that are busy building tomorrow's Britain. They power almost every boat you see in the oceans and rivers, and serve as backup generators for hospitals, telecommunications companies and the thousands of other businesses we rely on every day. They also serve as a very powerful, convenient and efficient portable power generation system.
Diesel Generators and Gensets
Diesel generators (aka gensets (or generator sets) have a myriad of industrial, commercial, military and even maritime applications. They are suitable for smaller, low kVA loads, such as individual homes, or can be scaled up for entire factories, commercial complexes, cruise ships or even small towns. They can be used as primary power or as emergency or portable backup power. Small generator sets, up to about 30kW, are mostly used for home backup power or camping applications. Industrial diesel generators are available in power ratings from 30kW to several megawatts.

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Final Words

As a result, the pointers above are necessary when selecting the best diesel generator for an industrial or commercial application. It is essential to choose the appropriate diesel generator set to assist you in increasing the productivity of your business and the amount of revenue you make.

So, if you are involved in purchasing the best diesel generator of the greatest possible quality and performance, do not hesitate to contact us. Additionally, seeing how a generator works will provide you with a more satisfying overall experience. When buying a diesel generator for industrial or commercial use, there are several different aspects to consider. Consult with experts to learn more about the solution that is the best fit for the application you have in mind.