The Different Types of Generators and Their Uses

Power loss can lead to shutdowns in any business regardless of the industry and that’s why generators should be a vital part of the electrical equipment of every company. They’re power products that are designed to prevent shutdown as a result of prolonged power loss. Using generators is the most effective and affordable method to ensure there will be available source of power at any time. Electrical generators are machines specifically designed to convert mechanical energy into electricity. The electrical energy is created by a rotating shaft which is know as the armature of the generator. These power products are made up of two basic components: a stator and a rotor. The stator feature fixed magnetic poles, while the rotor consists of a rotating armature. Generators are used in all sectors of the industry, including warehouses, production plants, construction sites, hospitals, mining and energy extraction, etc. There are various types of generators that work on different principles and provide different benefits.

Petrol generators

Less expensive than other types of generators, all while providing overall good performance, the petrol generator is the most commonly used one. It’s available in both small and large models and small generators are very practical due to their portability and ease of use. The only disadvantages of this generator is the high emissions it produces and it’s relatively low operating life.

Diesel generators

Long-lasting, durable and highly efficient, diesel generators take the lead among all the other types in terms of performance. A lot less flammable than other source of fuel, diesel is safe to use, but it produces high emissions and therefore it’s use should be limited to a couple of hours to avoid environmental damage. Diesel generators are designs to perform well under harsh conditions and with proper maintenance can last a lot longer than petrol generators.

Emulsified generators

Designed to produce less emissions than other types of generators, the emulsified model is not as harmful to the environment. It makes use of a mixture of diesel fuel and water combined with a special mixing agent to produce power. Emulsified generators are durable, efficient and consume small amounts of fossil fuels.

Propane generators

Just like the emulsified model, propane generators produce low emissions and is very affordable. They’re long-lasting and are best know for their quite operation. One downside is that propane maintained under pressure, making it very flammable. This means that when not used properly propane generators can even cause explosions.


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