In the earlier times, diesel is considered very noisy and dirty but thanks to technological advances in engines and generators, it has now made noise free and preferred over other fuels as well and is of great use in back-up cases for emergencies. These are readily available in single phase and three phases and their use is not only confined to big industrial houses but to residential and small business and majorly in healthcare services.
This variety of generator are referred to as a substitute and dependable supply of power which can be easily used for commercial and residential purposes. These generators emit electricity with the use of an alternator along with a diesel based engine. All these engines operate with a diesel fuel. Adequate size of the generator is crucial in evading power shortage.
After knowing what diesel generators are and the principle on which they work, let us have a look at its uses, advantages as well as disadvantages.
• These types of generators are extensively used for mining purposes and are in the form of gigantic land wandering trucks which help in extracting the minerals as well as other objects.
• They are also very integral for the healthcare services but it certainly needs a great amount of maintenance and proper refiling, as a tank loaded with them can provide maintenance for almost 8-10 hours for a complete hospital. These generators have stronger calibre and capacity and can be easily put to use in case of uncalled power outage and since hospitals cater to patients, it becomes significant for them to provide backup at all times so that the life of the patients is not on the stake.
• Such generators provide a sturdy back up reserve under power cuts or grid failure or some sort of natural disasters or calamity.
• It requires less maintenance and it has better efficacy.
• It lasts more than other types of gas or fuel.
• It is much safer to store the diesel fuel.
• The generators functioning on diesel require less fuel than the ones running on gas.
• The cost is comparatively higher.
• In case of a blackout, it is difficult to arrange for diesel fuel.
• The sound quotient is higher.
• It requires time to time maintenance in order to maintain the better functioning of the system.
• Such generators have huge and bulky parts.
• These generators are not clean enough when burnt.
After having an insight of these generators, it can be said that even though it has more disadvantages than its benefits, yet it has been chosen over other generators as it has a better working span and thus it is worth the cost it is sold at with time to time maintenance and that makes diesel generators as the utmost consumed generators.