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Stationary Diesel Generators

Keep your business or home’s electrical systems up and running with the help of a reliable stationary diesel generator. Diesel generators come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and power levels, each with its own unique set of benefits. These individual characteristics ensure that, whatever your personal needs may be, there is a diesel generator to satisfy them.

What are the benefits of using diesel as a fuel?

Diesel generators tend to run at very low operating temperatures, which means that diesel motors do not need a lot of maintenance. Another perk is that they also offer a very low power per-kW.

What do multi-phase stationary diesel generators do?

Multi-phase generating units can handle large loads and run a wide variety of machinery simultaneously.

Are there any special considerations to be aware of?

There are many things you that you should consider before deciding on a specific diesel generator. These include:

  • Type of generator: There are three main types of diesel generators: stand-by, prime power, and continuous models. Stand-by generators usually work with facilities that have a connection to the public grid. Prime power is generally needed when your home or facility has no connection to the grid. Continuous models behave much like primary machines but often lack overload-handling capabilities.
  • Phase: Diesel generators come in two phase types: single-phase and multi-phase. Private homes and small buildings usually run on single-phase power. Large institutions with heavy electrical needs usually run on three-phase circuits. To pick the most appropriate phase, you should carefully predict future power needs of your generator
  • The speed of operation. The U.S. runs on 60Hz frequencies, and generator engines in the U.S. generally run at either 1,800 or 3,600 revolutions per minute, or RPM. If you choose a model that runs at 1800 RPMs, it will require less maintenance, and will likely last longer, than a 3,600 RPM unit.
Are there any special features you should look for?

Certainly. There are many features that you should keep an eye on when scouting possible purchases, including:

  • Cooling method: Most diesel generators are either liquid- or air-cooled, with liquid-cooled models offering greater longevity.
  • Air filters: Ensuring that the air filter elements in your diesel generator are replaceable can save you time and effort in the long run.
  • Muffler type: Because diesel generators are so powerful, they also produce plenty of sound, so you will want to have a durable and effective muffling system in place.
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