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Find out the top questions to ask before buying your Diesel Generator Set


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Diesel Generator set offers answers to the top questions you need to ask before purchasing a diesel generator set.


How many generator choices are there?
There are a lot of choices for a generator set. Find out the different types and their applications.


What size of a diesel Generator set do I need? 
It depends on what electrical loads you want to power, and how you sequence the load applications.

Installation of a diesel generator set
Find out how to install your diesel generator set.


What is the maintenance of a diesel generator set?
Your diesel generator set requires some maintenance find out how much here.


What the advantages of buying a diesel generator instead of gas generator?
Find out the advances and disadvantages of a diesel generators over a gas generator.


What is the difference between standby/emergency use and prime or
prime continuous duty applications?

A very important questions on deciding what type of diesel generator set your applications require.


Why do well pumps, air-conditioners, welders and other electrical motor driven appliances require special consideration when sizing a generator?
Find out why these applications need special consideration when choosing your diesel generator set.



Installation of a diesel generator set


Top  Question you need to ask


Installation of a Diesel Generator Set

When purchasing a diesel generator set it will come with a detailed installation guide. We do strongly recommend that the installation of a diesel generator set be performed by a licensed electrical or mechanical contractor. Their expertise and the understanding of regulation and local codes will save you money in the long run. Should you chose to install it yourself, please do your homework and obtain the proper permits required by your local authorities.   It is extremely important to have all codebooks for reference and to adhere to the laws. Your system must be inspected before starting to prevent fires and explosions from improper installation.

While all Diesel generator sets have some basic requirements, each brand and model has unique installation requirement, so we will not give detail installation of a diesel generator set. We will provide you with important  information you need to take in consideration before the placement of your diesel generator set.

Installation of a Diesel Generator Set - Location

To determine a suitable location for your generator set there are many aspects you will need to take in consideration. Access, space for maintenance, noise, ventilation, exhaust piping, fuel piping, humidity, and temperature are all factors that must be considered. A location where temperature conditions are controlled and noise isolation from main working areas is preferred. A tailwater gallery locations is frequency used for a generator set.

Installation of a diesel Generator Set - Access

Personnel access should be convenient for routine inspections. Access for installation and replacement of the unit should be taken in consideration. Future equipment installation or construction should not hinder the access for the replacement of parts or the complete diesel generator unit.

Installation of a Diesel Generator Set - Maintenance

Adequate space should be provide for normal maintenance and overhaul of the diesel generator set.

Installation of a Diesel Generator Set - Noise

A location away from principal working areas or offices and typically a generator set comes with the calculate dBA levels at full load operation. This is the honest way to report the noise level. Vibration of an diesel generator set should be taken in consideration and kept away from quiet working location. 

Installation of a Diesel Generator Set - Ventilation

The room or space where the generator operates, should not exceed 100 degrees. Generators installations require an intake of cool, clean air and an outlet vent for hot air. The size of the space affects room temperature. A Generator in a small space  will affect the room temperature and may require extra ducting. Increasing the vent sizes may cool the room down and ensure a positive airflow. Moist air is corrosive to a generator set, so make sure inlets are positioned to minimize moisture intake. High humidity can be damaging to a diesel generator set so a below tailwater galleries is undesirable.

Installation of a Diesel Generator Set - Exhaust Piping

The location should provide a short, direct route to an outdoor termination which will not exhaust directly on personnel nor near an intake vent.

Installation of a Diesel Generator Set - Fuel Piping

Extreme care should be taken when designing and installing the fuel system. Fuel lines should have as few connections as possible and kept away from hot engine or exhaust components. The fuel tanks should be level with or below the set to prevent siphoning in the event of a line failure. If the set is higher than the tank, an auxiliary fuel pump may be required.


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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Installation of a diesel generator set


What are the most important things to consider when purchasing a standby/emergency diesel generator set system?
Find out what you need to consider before you purchase your emergency diesel generator set system. 


What does the term "Wet Stacking" mean in a diesel engine?
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.

 Before buying a  Diesel Generator Set see what information you need to know.

How do transfer switches work and can I install one myself?
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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