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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
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
Find out why these
applications need special consideration when choosing your diesel generator
of a Diesel Generator Set do I Need?
Top Question you
need to ask
On figuring what size of
diesel generator set you need we are just giving you a
quick overview and the information you will need when ordering your
diesel generator set. Most diesel generator manufacturers have a
sizing program available to help you understand electrical loads and
will help you select what size generator you need for your
application. Before you call a manufacturer, you might want to write
down the nameplate data for all the loads you expect the generator
to operate. Also think about future expansion and the sequence of
the loads. The more information you give, the better change you end
up with the right size of diesel generator set.
Since most of your equipment you
are running does not run at 100% load at all time a rule of thumb is
to size the diesel generator set to 80% of its capability, unless
you're are thinking of expanding your operation.
What size of Diesel Generator Set
do I Need - Electrical loads you want to power.
When deciding on what size
of diesel generator set you need it depends what you are using
the generator for. Are you planning on lights only, or industrial
machinery that use electric motors, heating or air conditioning,
water pumps or emergency equipment.? Lighting is somewhat a linear
load and only require a small amount of power to operate them
Machinery that use electric
motors with inductive style loads will have an increased starting
power requirements. If the motors are using motor controls drives or
soft starts, the starting power requirements will be somewhat
reduced. A typical motor starting across the line can draw as much
as five or six times the normal running power. A typical diesel
generator set will start a motor at about one-third the size of the
generator rating. In some case you will need a diesel generator set
as large as the normal power grid supplied to your facility. To
reduce the size you can consider staggering the start sequences of
motor loads, this gives the generator a chance to recover from a
motor start before another motor is connected. Purchasing a soft
start or some type of motor controller can cause the motor to
only draw 1.5 times the normal running KVA or less during starting.
Also don't forget your
heating, air conditioning or pumps that all use some form of motor.
These all will have to be taken in consideration when figuring your
electrical load. A quality manufacturer, like
Diesel Generator , will help you get the correct diesel generator
set for your applications.
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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of a Diesel Generator Set do I Need?
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 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
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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Three Phase Isolation Transformers
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isolation transformers here. Helpful information to learn what you need to
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Very informative information when
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