With all the travails of regular power interruptions in South Africa; we are again reminded of the tried and tested diesel generator being the workhorse we all turn to for a consistent power supply for small to medium requirements.

 

Dear colleagues,

With all the travails of regular power interruptions in South Africa; we are again reminded of the tried and tested diesel generator being the workhorse we all turn to for a consistent power supply for small to medium requirements. Perhaps, expensive in the medium term but oh so convenient.

Click here to access my presentation comparing diesel to other sources as well some notes on the operation.

As many of you would know, the advantages are:

  • Faster installation time
  • Quick start up when needed
  • Follow the load with governor control
  • Good part-load efficiencies
  • Higher reliability and availability.
  • Easier maintenance
  • Comparatively lower capital cost
  • Adaptability to different fuel including bio fuels


Yours in engineering learning,

Steve

Mackay’s Musings – 2nd June’15 #567
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