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Why do I need a generator set?

here are three general reasons why home owners and businesses choose to purchase generator sets:
• No mains electricity is available
• Planned and unplanned Power outages
• Where uninterrupted electricity is paramount for certain business/processes such as economic loss, loss of power, loss of lighting, loss of life support equipment, loss of production, loss of data storage and loss of products etc.
• There is insufficient power from the mains supply to meet requirements.
• Power supply need mandates different locations and permanent electricity connection isn’t viable e.g. Road construction sites, pipeline projects, movie/film shooting.
• Temporary events such as Entertainment, Sporting, social etc.

Why should I buy a generator?

Our group has in-depth experience in providing generator sets for prime and standby power 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our sets are built to the highest standards and they go through rigorous test and working conditions before reaching you. There quick back up arrangement in case of any machine failure. There are trained operators to manage the DG sets.

What is the generator set that I need?

We provide prime power, standby power and rental power. We produce diesel and gas-powered units from as small as 5 kVA that are ideal for domestic and small retail properties up to sets as large as 1000 kVA that can provide power for a large building with several offices. Our generators can be started either manually or automatically and can be provided either as integral sets or cap-on sets.
Your type will vary depending on what is required to powered, location of installation and whether it is needed to run continuously or only when there is a power outage. Contact us to determine size and quote for your requirements.

How do I know the size of generator set suited for my premises?

There is no precise answer to this question. The size of generator set required will depend on a number of individual factors. To ensure that your generator set is correctly sized, you should contact us or any electrical engineer. They will make an appointment to come out and help you identify the power rating for all the equipment and appliances on your premises, enabling them to provide you with details of the exact size and type of generator that is best suited for your needs.

What are the standard components in Diesel Generator set?

All generators are made up of a number of different parts. The following are the main components which are standard:
1. Engine 2. Control Panel 3. Base Frame and Fuel Tank 4. Alternator 5. Circuit Breakers 6. Cooling System (Air or Water) 7. Canopy (if desired) Optional features can also be ordered for inclusion to meet your specific requirements. In certain cases operator is optional

What do I need to know when installing a generator set?

The following all need to be considered when you are thinking of installing a generator set:

– you will need to think of where you want to place the generator set – ideally it should be located in a place with adequate access and lighting for service and maintenance purposes. Generators can be located inside or outside your premises. Sound Attenuated Canopies when generators should be considered basis location.

– generator sets should be mounted on a level base and use anti-vibration mounts when necessary. Most level surfaces are suitable, if installing a set on soil or a roof you should consult a civil engineer.

Ventilation and Cooling
– it is important to make sure that there is enough ventilation to help keep the generator cool and to remove excess fumes and heat produced through engine combustion.

Fuel System
– you will need to consider how you will refuel your generator. Several refueling options are available from manual pumps to fully automatic systems. Smaller sets usually have a manually operated mechanical or electrical operated pump, which can refill the set’s base tank from a fuel drum.

Can I wire a generator set into my home's electrical system?

Generators can be wired into your home’s electrical system with a transfer switch, however these need to be installed by qualified electricians. It is unsafe for you to attempt to wire such a system independently.

How long will a generator run on a tank of fuel?

The amount of time that a generator will run on a tank of fuel depends on the size of the tank, the amount of time in which the generator is in use and the load that the generator has to fulfill. DG sets are designed to run for at least eight hours at their full rated load.

How long can a generator run non-stop as a standby?

There is no set answer to this question. generators are designed to last for long periods of time and function in heavy duty operations. However, it is important that the set is inspected regularly between each use, before restarting to check such things as fuel and oil levels and any signs of abnormalities. Our sets can run continuously when the amount of load is lowered.

Will a generator be noisy?

While generators, in common, produce some amount of noise from the exhaust, the engine and the airflow . Generators are designed to provide maximum noise control and are all noise level tested during production to ensure adherence to CPCB norms.

How does a generator set work with the mains electricity supply?

Constant mains electricity is supplied into premises via electrical cabling. When this mains electricity is disrupted due to power failures, a signal is sent from the transfer switch to the generating set which then starts up and sends generated electricity back into the premises. When the mains supply is restored the transfer switch blocks the power from the generating set and reverts back to the main supply.

Can enclosures be built around generator sets?

We provide both open sets and canopied sets – if your generator is being installed outdoors, we would recommend that you buy a canopied set. This means that you would not need to build an enclosure around it. Generator sets require an air supply that can circulate to cool such components as the engine. There needs to be a continuous circulation of air when the generator is functioning and this may be unlikely in a home built enclosure. Canopied sets include proper air cooling systems with louvres that let air circulate around the various components. Poorly-designed enclosures can lead to excessive air relocation, which means that dust or moisture from rain is drawn into the enclosure causing premature failure.

Can a generator set be used during adverse weather conditions like a thunderstorm or heavy rain?

Generally, generator sets are designed to function in hostile environments and during extreme weather conditions. To extend the life of a generator and to prevent such things as shorting and rusting, if possible they should be protected from the elements.

When and how do I service and maintain my generator set?

The frequency and type of service required to maintain a generator set will depend on a number of things including the usage of the generator, the environment that it operates in and the percentage load that it carries. Ensuring that a full service is carried out regularly is the responsibility of you as the owner. Service schedule will be communicated to you basis usage. You will need to carry out frequent visual inspections to check that things are functioning – any faults or repairs that you note should be passed on to us. A full service including a change of such things as filters and lubricating oil should be carried out basis pre-defined intervals. Most failures to start-up are the result of the set not having been regularly tested. We recommend that you check your generator once a week.