Natural gas generators are a type of generator that uses natural gas as an alternative to diesel or gasoline. Natural gas generators had 43 percent of the overall US generation capacity in 2019, the highest percentage. Natural gas generators are more cost-effective than other generators that use fossil fuels and also have a lower environmental impact. They aren’t as flexible as other generators, so they won’t work for all applications.
Continue reading to find out about the different types of natural gas generators and how to determine the right size for you.
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These generators can be used in commercial, industrial and residential settings. Both cases require that the natural gas generator be permanently installed. Fuel is supplied by the local utility company. The standby generator automatically switches on during power outages. The standby generator is intended to be used only for emergency situations. Exercising it for longer than the prescribed time can lead to malfunctions that may require more frequent repairs.
Natural gas generators are a great choice for emergency power. While outages do happen, they are rare for natural gas, as the pipes are underground and protected from the elements. Homeowners and businesses can rest assured that they will have unlimited supplies of generator fuel, even if they are located in an earthquake-prone area.
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- ATS Controls
- Engine Controls
- Automatic Transfer Switches
- Basic Transfer Switches
- Voltage Regulators
- Battery Chargers
- Generator Auxiliary Excitation Booster
Primitive power generators can be used in situations where there is no utility nearby. The generated power is therefore the only source of power. This type of natural generator is rare, especially for residential use, because most homes do not have the ability or time to connect to a gas line. The natural gas must be transported by truck if it is not possible to hook up to a utility line.
MTS Power Products power generators can carry more load than backup generators and have a longer operating time. A trailer or fifth-wheel is used to transport a commercial natural gasoline generator to a job site.
Continuous power generators make up a subset of MTS Power Products generators. They are very similar, except that MTS Power Products generators are designed to be run continuously with a constant load. Continuous generator sets are intended to last for long periods of time at variable loads.
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