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What is the
difference between standby/emergency use and prime or
What is the difference between standby/emergency use and prime duty applications? A majority of diesel generator sets are rated for standby or emergency use or prime duty application. Before making a decision on a diesel generator set you will need to know the different between each of these rating . A standby or emergency generator is designate to be used less than 500 hours per year and for short periods of times when you have power outages
The prime rating is given to gensets that can operate over 500 hours per year. These generators can be used 24-hours per day and 7 days a week. Before buying a diesel generator set you need to properly assess the application where the generator is going to be used. It would be foolish to buy a standby and use it for prime or continuous application. Also it normally will void your warranty and wear out your generator. Your generator will last for years if properly sized and designed for it application.
You will find many small portables that have both ratings but this does not mean they are designed for continuous use. A prime power generator must be 1800 RPM and liquid cooled. Any air cooled or 3600 RPM generator is a standby generator no matter what manufacturer or dealer may tell you. Most residential generators are standby rated. If you start a generator many times a year for short periods you may still need a prime power rated generator.
Any of the top manufacturer of diesel generator sets, like Onan diesel generator, Kipor diesel generators, and Baldor diesel generators, just to name a few, can further assist you on difference between standby/emergency and prime duty applications. For other top manufacturer check out the detail list at the bottom of the page or call the number list below to get any technical assistance you may need for your diesel generator set.
TEMCo offers the top manufacturer of diesel generator set and has been in the electrical power source since 1968. TEMCo consistently offer top-quality products at the best price. Diesel generator set users continue to use TEMCo for all their power source requirements because of their dedication to top quality products, back by understanding customer service. Call TEMCo today for all your diesel generator sets needs.
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What does the term "Wet Stacking" mean in a
Diesel engines are designed to operate with a load. When a diesel engine operates considerably below the rated output level the engine can start to over-fuel or "Wet Stack".
What is the function of the electronic controller on a
diesel generator set?
The electronic controller are used for safe shutdowns and monitors the operation of the engine and generator functions.
How do transfer switches work and can I install one
We recommend that transfer switches be installed by a licensed electrician for safety reason.
How is the noise level calculated on generators?
Find out the different noise levels on generators and what each level means.
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