In modern times, diesel generator has become an ideal choice for standby power supply in various industries because of its stability, reliability and sustainability. However, many enterprises do not realize the importance of power until they lose power. If your company happens to be located in an area with frequent power outages, you will understand the inconvenience caused by sudden power outages and the loss caused by power shortage, especially in bad weather conditions or tight power supply of the power grid. Therefore, more and more enterprises choose to configure standby diesel generators to provide sufficient power for enterprise facilities during power failure, so as to avoid being forced to shut down due to power shortage. However, when buying diesel generators, it is important to ask yourself, "what power diesel generators do my business need?".
At the technical level, the power of diesel generator has nothing to do with its physical size. Generally speaking, the power of diesel generator, also known as its generator capacity, refers to the amount of electricity it can generate in a specific time to start and maintain the office equipment or production and manufacturing equipment of the enterprise. In other words, larger diesel generators generate more electricity than smaller generators. Generally speaking, power is measured in watts or kilowatts.
Generally speaking, for example, a small and medium-sized enterprise needs a diesel generator with a capacity of 30 to 60 kW to meet the normal business needs of the enterprise. However, when determining the ideal diesel generator for your business, it is important that the power is as accurate as possible. Today, I outlined how to estimate the best generator for you based on your power demand. In addition, you may find that the diesel generator is most suitable for your business.
Why is diesel generator power important
When selecting standby power supply equipment, many factors need to be considered, from the fuel source of the generator to its brand, and then to its noise reduction function. However, the power of diesel generator may be the most important factor. If the power of the generator is greater than you need, you may pay a lot more for the device than you should, and the operation cost of larger diesel generators is higher.
On the other hand, if the power of the selected diesel generator is too small and can not meet the daily power needs of your enterprise, it may overload the diesel generator. If the diesel generator is forced to operate to provide power beyond its bearing capacity, the diesel generator will automatically shut down or may overheat, causing the diesel generator to overheat and damage the engine of the generator, and may also damage other electrical appliances using the power supply of the generator. In some cases, the overload of the diesel generator may also cause serious problems such as fire.
Even if the problem of overload of diesel generator is avoided, the selected diesel generator is too small for your enterprise's demand, which means that you must choose which equipment to supply power during power failure, and have to give up the power supply of other equipment. For example, you may have to choose between operating the production line or machine tool. To avoid this situation, you should consider in advance the maximum and minimum power capacity required by your enterprise during power failure, so as to give the best performance to the diesel generator.
Then, when selecting diesel generators, the most important step is to calculate all the power demand of the enterprise
When calculating all the power demand of the enterprise, first list all the equipment or appliances you want to supply power during the power outage. You may need to list three types: electrical appliances that need to operate during a power outage (such as heating or air conditioning systems), office equipment that need to operate during a power outage (such as computers, printers, lighting systems, etc.), production and manufacturing equipment (such as production lines, machine tools, cranes, etc.), and equipment or appliances that do not need to operate. In this way, you can determine the approximate power size and operating cost of each level, and make the best choice according to your budget expectations.
Supply power to all or part of the facility
Although some enterprises only want one that can let them run several selected equipment during power failure, more enterprises prefer a diesel generator that can supply power to all equipment at the same time. Large diesel generators allow your business to work as if it had never been powered off. Therefore, they provide more consistent and reliable power.
Once you have identified a diesel generator with the right power size for your business, you can begin to consider other factors that are important to you. For example, what noise reduction functions or mobile transportation functions do you want the diesel generator to include.