Industrial generators are normally used in construction, or as backup power for hospitals, government building, and other large buildings. These large generators come in many sizes and fuel options. These large generators come in one phase and three phase power options. The former being 120 volts, and the latter 480 volts. Industrial generators have multiple fuel options each one having its advantages and disadvantages. In the industry, for over 25 years MTS has all the knowledge necessary for you to choose the best industrial generator for you
There is the standard diesel option gives you the advantage of less down time in between maintenance with an average run time of 12,000-30,000 hours at 1800 rpm. In comparison, a gas-powered engine would need major service at only 6,000 to 10,000 hours of operation. Since diesel runs at a lower temperature, it reduces the wear and tear on the industrial generator. Also thanks to the higher power density of diesel you can save cost on fuel thanks to power efficiency. In the past diesel engines have been extremely unclean, but thanks to the advancement of technology, today diesel fuels, are cleaner than standard gasoline engines, you can use up to 20% biodiesel in a diesel engine and have no issues, helping the engines run much cleaner.
Natural gas offers the easy storage since it can be stored in under and above ground tanks. Since it’s a very clean burning fuel you don’t have to worry about emissions. This kind of industrial generators have a higher startup price, but they last for much longer than regular industrial generators. One disadvantage is the price of natural gas since it must be transported by a truck.
Heavy fuel industrial generators are smaller sized generators, that use a higher rpm’s to produce the same amount of energy as a larger industrial generator of a smaller size. The fuel used by this falls under number 5 or 6 fuel oil. You must always take into consideration the availability of the fuel near you when thinking of using these types of generators.
Whatever your generator needs, you must always take into consideration how many kilowatts you’ll need. The more power you’ll need the bigger the generator. Whatever the need, MTS Power Products has industrial generators for whatever you need, call today, and speak to a sales specialist.