5 KEY POINTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT GENERATOR SETS
How does a generator set work?
Generator sets are machines made up of a motor that can run on Diesel, Gas, or Petrol, together with an alternator, which is capable of transforming the mechanical energy from the motor into electrical energy while maintaining a difference in electrical power.
between its two poles. This transformation is achieved thanks to the action of a magnetic field on the electrical conductors that are in the stator, thus generating an electromotive force thanks to the relative movement between the magnetic field and the conductors.
This is based on the so-called Faraday Law “The induced voltage of a closed circuit is directly proportional to the speed with which the magnetic flux passing through any surface with the circuit as edge changes over time”, which means this more clearly wants To say that the Generator Set uses a magnetic field to generate movement between electrons, thus producing electrical energy.
When connecting the conductive coil to the direct current, a change in the flux of the magnetic field occurs, causing a turn on itself, giving rise to an automotive force that ultimately becomes electricity.
How to get better performance from a generator set?
Preventive maintenance of your generator set is very important, a factor that will avoid possible errors and problems during the period of activity, since both the engine and the rest of the components require periodic checks and a correct check-up before their initial start-up.
To have a better performance in our generator set we will have to do a general inspection and go on to more specific tasks. We will have to take care that dirt and dust are not installed over time inside your equipment, try to keep it clean, likewise the control panel and the switches must be kept clean and periodically, the batteries we supply do not require maintenance.
If you have doubts, from Axionss we can help you choose the best hours for engine oil changes, air filter changes and diesel filter changes, with which you can extend the life of your generator set, in addition to avoiding unnecessary breakdowns . You can also find all these details in the instruction manual and on the sticker that can be seen on the outside of your generator set.
It is also recommended to always use quality coolants and oils and the same grades that were delivered with the purchase and appear in the manuals, never use used liquids. If the generator set is used on a trailer continuously,
Contact Axionss, where we will inform you of the necessary steps to avoid breakdowns in your generator set due to the vibration produced during the trips.
What power do I need in my Generator Set?
The first thing you should check to be able to calculate the power you need for your generator set is that you will connect to the generator set, simultaneously, how you will connect it and how often you will. The fluid power of the generator is expressed in kilowatts, for this reason, the clearest thing would be to know the consumption in KW of the devices to be connected, despite being expressed on the plate of the equipment to be connected in Horsepower CV (1 cv = 0.76 KW) or in another power measurement.
Knowing how they will be connected is also important, as it is not the same if we connect all the appliances to the Generator Set at the same time or on the contrary it can be started sequentially. In addition, we must take into account that the starting consumption will always be much higher. On the other hand, if your Generator Set is going to work continuously, you have to calculate that it will need between 10% and 15% more power to enter the continuous power range, if you take it into account it will contribute to lengthening the useful life of the team since I work as more efficiently.
How to maintain my generator set?
The maintenance tasks of the generator set are an essential task to extend the life of our equipment as well as avoid breakdowns. The
Preventive maintenance tasks can be divided into two parts: on the one hand the mechanical part and on the other hand the electronic components. It is important to start with a general inspection of the state of the engine, focusing on the water circuit, injection pump, oil level and alternator. In order not to have overheating problems, it is necessary to check the radiator’s water level while it is in its adequate capacity, as well as that the generator set is found. in a ventilated place or outdoors if possible, as the equipment must not operate at an outdoor temperature higher than 40 degrees.
Diesel levels should also be checked, not rushing the contents of the tank to avoid dirt that may accumulate at the bottom of the tank, watch for possible oil or water leaks etc.
Another vital part is to verify that the pump and alternator belts are tight and in good condition, ending by checking the transfer pumps.
Within the electrical part of the generator set, it is important to clean the control panel as well as the commutations, carrying out a test from the automation panel to avoid errors during the period of activity, to finish the electronic check, the voltage of the generator set and grid in volts, as well as the frequency of cycles per second or the intensity of the power system.
Where is the best place to install a generator set?
Obviously the first thing to do is look for a space in the installation where it does not hinder the daily tasks. The base will have to know the quality and material of the soil, cement or any material that will support the weight, taking into account the weight of the generator set, as well as its additional weights, oils, refrigerant, battery, etc. If the generator set is located on a building floor or floor, insulation is important to avoid vibrations. This insulation can be done with silent block rubber plugs in the support part of the generator set, being the soundproof equipment more interesting than soundproofing the room where it is located.
Pay close attention to the installation of gas outlet to the outside according to the regulations (extractor pipe widths, distances, curves of external pipes) as well as the entrance or intake of air through an area open to the outside (windows or open space), in In case the place to install the generator set. Adequate forced air assist ducts need to be designed to supply air to
our generator set. Otherwise we will find ourselves with overheating, low performance and a short life for our generator set.