Choosing a generator today requires proper thought and extensive knowledge of the different kinds of mechanisms and fuel systems involved in the generator market. There is constant uncertainty in the prices of fuel, a clear difference in the power output, and maintenance levels. Also, each of these generators is priced at a cost premium to your establishment.
In other words – a generator that is durable, reliable, and cost-effective must be equipped enough to be a robust alternative for your applications that may sometimes even be fatal. Since electricity is perhaps the most important resource of today’s life, it is pertinent that we have undisputed alternatives in our armory to tackle any potential power failure.
Diesel generators have so far wielded this title for a good amount of time. But are they worth the title? Let’s find out!
- Out of several fuel sources such as propane, natural gas, petrol, and diesel; the least expensive option is diesel. It is considered to be the most effective power source.
- The same amount of diesel will extract more energy than petrol or other sources.
- Compared to petrol or other engines, diesel engines are built more ruggedly to withstand the high temperatures and compression rates.
- Earlier, diesel engines were only meant for heavy equipment usage. Today, you can choose a customized diesel generator for all your applications. Consider portable and commercial generators.
Unlike petrol and natural gas, diesel is a naturally less flammable type of fuel. Since diesel generator sets are usually set up at your residence/establishment, having highly volatile fuels like petrol or propane can be extremely dangerous. Diesel is ‘less’ flammable and can reduce the risk of fire hazard by a considerable percentage. Diesel also runs at a temperature lower than that of petrol generators.
A generator set once installed needs to be able to provide constant power through thick and thin. This includes the harshest of storms, extreme wind, and even scorching sun. The quality and the mechanism of the diesel-powered generator ensures that they can test the veracity of time itself.
In today’s world, ‘long time’ means money. The cost of ownership/maintenance of any utilitarian commodity needs a decent amount of investment over the years. With diesel being one of the cheapest fuel sources, diesel-based generators are the most cost-effective solution over the ‘long-term’. Diesel gensets also require minimal maintenance.
These are the main advantages of diesel-powered generators. Also, keep in mind that they have been the sole alternative to grid power offering an uninterrupted source of electricity for a range of unlimited electrical requirements.
However, there are some cons to using diesel power generators. Since high-quality equipment is used in the manufacturing of the engine, spare engine parts can be expensive. Also, compared to a petrol engine, one might need to pay a heftier upfront amount for purchasing diesel engines.