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diesel genset Diesel generator sets, or diesel gensets are a combination of a diesel generator with an electrical alternator to generate electricity. The package set is called a generating set or “genset” for short. A genset also includes components such as circuit breakers, a starting system, control system, etc.

Often when purchasing a diesel genset, consumers look to trusted name brands because of their longstanding reputation. Several trusted brands of diesel generator sets are available. A Caterpillar diesel generator set is a great option in diesel gensets. Caterpillar is a trusted company that manufactures solid, dependable heavy-duty construction equipment. caterpillar diesel generator setThe Caterpillar generator set is no exception, and Caterpillar makes some of the finest diesel generators on the market. In 1997, Caterpillar acquired Perkins, the makers of the Perkins diesel generator set. Founded in Peterbourough, U.K. in 1932, the legacy of the Perkins diesel generator set is continued.

Detroit diesel generator sets are another trusted and popular option. Detroit Diesel is a subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler AG, known also for their superior semi-truck engines. Detroit diesel generator sets are well-known for their reliability and dependability. Mitsubishi diesel generator sets and Duetz diesel generator sets are also known for their dependable gensets with exceptional engineering.detroit diesel generator sets

Diesel gensets are excellent choices for emergency power, recreation, and the work site. Diesel gensets are available in a huge spectrum of wattages for every need from light-duty emergency diesel generators for occaisional residential use to huge automatic standby generators.

What are the advantages of diesel gensets? Diesel gensets are known for their reliability and durability. Diesel generator sets are efficient. Diesel generator sets are designed to work! Diesel generating sets are known for their long-lasting durability. Diesel generators are the best choice in generators—portable generators or standby generators—especially if the generator is intended to be used regularly. Diesel generators will outperform gaseous generators and make purchasing a diesel generator well-worth the cost. Portable and standby diesel generators are more durable and fuel efficient than other types of generators.

Since diesel is a relatively inexpensive fuel compared to propane and natural gas. Diesel fuel burns more efficiently, especially when the diesel generator is operating at near capacity. Diesel can store for a longer time than gasoline, is the least flammable of any generator fuel type, and diesel fuel is easily obtained.

Like any generator, diesel gensets will need maintenance. Maintain a diesel genset according to the specific manufacturer’s instructions. Different generator sets such as a Caterpillar generator set, Perkins generator set, Mitsubishi genset, Duetz genset, or Detroit diesel generator set will have maintenance instructions that vary. Usually, however, manufacturers recommend maintenance of a diesel genset after 250-500 hours of operation. Diesel genset maintenance is similar to maintaining a car’s engine. Change the oil, oil filter, fuel filter, and air filter regularly. Many diesel generator owners agree their diesel gensets outlast other gaseous generators by thousands upon thousands of hours!

Diesel generator sets do have some disadvantages, but with careful consideration, the durability and reliability usually outweigh the concerns. Some states have time limits on how much diesel generators may run. Noise is another factor associated with diesel gensets, so carefully consider noise attenuation features of diesel generators.

perkins diesel generator setPerhaps the biggest disadvantage of diesel generators is the easiest to overcome. Even premium brands of diesel gensets such as a Caterpillar diesel generator set (also a Perkins diesel generator set), Detroit diesel generator set, Mitsubishi generator set, or Deutz generator sets are prone to developing “wet stacking,” which happens when the diesel generator is used at a light capacity for long periods, making the fuel injector carbonized. The diesel engine will run rough and smoke. Running a heavy load for over 30 minutes (70%-80% the generator’s capacity) will usually clear up the over-fuel condition and allow the diesel genset engine to operate properly. Remember, diesel engines are designed to be used and are most fuel efficient when they are running a heavy load.

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