Natural Gas Generators 2022: Where are they used?
Natural gas generators are used in hospitals, nursing homes, and other large facilities that require a continuous power supply. The shelf life of gasoline is limited and it can be difficult to get gas when you really need it. Natural disasters can make propane tanks scarce. Companies looking for a more sustainable option need to consider alternatives to diesel generators, which are well-known contributors to air pollution. If you have any questions about Natural Gas Generators 2022 call MTS Power Products today. 305-634-1511
Installers of residential standby generators choose natural gas for the same reason. This is so the homeowner doesn’t have to cycle through fresh gasoline. The homeowner does not have to add fuel, it is automatically transferred over the utility line when required.
Sizing A Natural Gas Generator
Let’s start by deciding the size generator you need for your home. Below are the details of portable generators that run on gasoline, propane, and/or natural gases.
A whole-home generator can power all of your home’s appliances or just a few. The size of your home and the number of devices you have to power will determine the size generator you need. These are some of the most common items:
- Central A/C
- Gas furnace
- Washer and dryer
- Televisions and laptops
- Pump your well
- Electric range
- Security system for your home
Generators are sized in kW. The higher the rating, the more you can power. Generac dealers will inform you in the product information how many circuits a generator can power. So you can choose the items that you need most. A 7.5kW home generator can power 8 circuits while an 11kW generator could power 16. True whole-house backup power will be available if your home has fewer than 16 circuits.
An electrician will likely be needed to calculate the running watts or surge watts of appliances that you wish to continue using during an outage. Because some appliances draw more power when they turn on, the latter will be higher. The starting watts requirement will be met by your generator.
Generators with dual-fuel power
- ATS Controls
- Engine Controls
- Automatic Transfer Switches
- Basic Transfer Switches
- Voltage Regulators
- Battery Chargers
- Generator Auxiliary Excitation Booster
While some generators can only be run on natural gas, others can also use propane or natural gas along with diesel or gasoline. These generators are known as dual-fuel and tri-fuel generators. It is hard to find portable generators that are natural gas-only models. This is because it is hard to get a natural-gas hookup anywhere. Dual-fuel or tri-fuel portable generators tend to be more popular. Many industrial generators can be used in multiple fields.
Conversion kits allow you to convert your generator to natural gas. You can find tutorials online and instructions with your kit. If you aren’t confident enough to tackle the project on your own, you can hire a pipefitter. An excellent kit won’t require any adjustments to the frame and will allow for simple installation of an adapter (between the carburetor & air cleaner).
Some generators of industrial-strength can also run on field gas. This is the raw gas that escapes from wellheads during drilling operations. The gas is often burned, wasting fuel and polluting our environment. A generator that can use this raw gas as fuel will save its owners money. This is compared to diesel for powering oil well pump Jacks, man-camps, and other buildings. If you have any questions about Natural Gas Generators 2022 call MTS Power Products today. 305-634-1511
Natural Gas Generators 2022