A generator is a device that transforms mechanical or chemical energy into electrical energy to provide portable power to operations or to prevent discontinuity of activities during a power outage. In particular, a diesel generator is the combination of a diesel engine with an electric generator to generate electrical energy. A generating set (genset) comes in various sizes, packaged to meet different needs, set sizes range from 8 to 50 kVA single phase or three phase for use in homes, shops, and office, with the larger industrial generators, up to 2500kVA are used. At Kubota, we provide a wide range of gensets to meet your business needs.
To release the chemical energy in diesel effectively, an atomized form of the fuel is made to contact with high temperature and high pressure air. A diesel engine usually operates by repeating a cycle of four-stage or strokes combustion principle, also known as the otto cycle. The chemical energy release (combustion) is effectively transferred as mechanical rotational energy. The operation of a diesel engine is all about producing high temperature and high pressure air continuously.
There have been different opinions across industry experts over what makes a good diesel engine. It could probably be due to different requirements that each individual has over the use of their engines. However here are some of the common factors that came up regularly while speaking to industry experts, and most use them to evaluate what makes a good engine.
Ever since the industrial revolution, machines has played a crucial role in our lives, businesses have prospered with the use of machines to increase productivity and lowering cost. Machines are made up of various items with a specific function in ensuring the equipment perform its intended task. For the likes of a cylinder head which is used alongside a head gasket to seal a cylinder block and key to controlling air flow in and out of the cylinders and fuel deployment. Or a piston, which acts as a movable end of the combustion chamber. Along with many other parts (Spark plug, valves, piston rings, connecting rod, crankshaft) which are essential for an engine to function.