How Diesel Generator WorksCarlos Martins
The diesel generator is an equipment whose use is indicated for applications that require more power and for continuous operation. They convert the fuel into electrical energy, through the combustion of diesel.
This type of fuel, compared to others like gasoline, for example, is burned at a higher temperature, hence more efficient and ensure greater power to the generator. Diesel generators require regular maintenance to function properly.
In general, how does a diesel generator work?
- First, air is blown into the generator until it is compressed;
- Subsequently, diesel fuel is injected;
- The combination of these processes, air compression and subsequent injection of the fuel, will contribute to generate the (intense) heat that triggers the inflammation of the fuel. In this way, it starts combustion and causes the generator to start up.
- Thus, the generator starts to produce the necessary electrical energy to be distributed according to the needs of the equipment connected to it or the place / space that it will supply.
It should be noted that diesel generators can be used extensively, can be switched on for hours, weeks, or simply until the main power returns. For this you must make sure that it is properly stocked so that it can fulfill its function.
As this type of generator is in operation for longer periods, it necessarily entails regular maintenance so that it can verify that all the components are in full operation.
It is important to pay attention to the engine of the generator, to maintain it and to lubricate it, since it will run continuously for hours on end and needs this care to maintain its efficiency.
Diesel generators are a type of generator that has announced the advantage of being more economical and are suitable for cases where the main premise is a power supply for failures and with high efficiency for high powers such as the case of large industries.
On the other hand, diesel is also interesting because it is a fuel that ensures a better performance, which is extremely important, in these cases, where efficiency is a requirement. It will be the diesel that will be responsible for triggering the generator, thus initiating the combustion of the fuel.
This action causes the central axis to move, causing the mechanical energy to transform into electric, with the aid of the alternator, putting the diesel generator in operation.
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