About Diesel Generator
What is diesel generator? A diesel generator is made up of a combination of a diesel engine and an alternator for converting the mechanical energy into electrical energy. Diesel generator sets are widely used for places without connection to the power grid and for emergency power supply. Major components of a diesel generator The major components of a diesel generator can be classified as follows: Diesel Engine: The source of the mechanical energy input for the generator. Its size and output capacity are what determines how much power a unit can generate. Alternator: Produces electrical energy from the mechanical input supplied by the diesel engine. Radiator & cooling system: Continually using the generator heats up various components. The cooling system helps withdraw heat produced when the generator is working. Exhaust system: Exhaust fumes emitted by a diesel generator contain highly toxic chemicals that need to be properly managed. Air filter: The filter composed of fibrous materials, which removes solid particles such as dust, pollen, mold and bacteria from the air. Control panel: The user interface for controlling the generator, including start up, shut down controls, fuel gauges, phase selector switches & etc. Base frame & fuel tank: The base frame provide a structual base support. The fuel tank stores fuel to be used by the generator, it usually has adequate capacity to keep the generator to run for 6-8 hours on an average. Circuit breaker: Ensures the proper output for use with a given electrical system and protect the generator from damage from overload or shortcut.
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