Reliable electricity is a fundamental requirement for both individuals and businesses. Power outages can cause serious problems, such as medical equipment failure, business disruption, and school closures. To avoid these issues, many people opt for a standby diesel generator as a backup power source.
While diesel engines have traditionally been associated with heavy machinery, they are a great option for powering your home or business. Here are some of the benefits of using a diesel generator:
- Increased Efficiency – Diesel fuel is denser than petrol and contains more energy per volume, resulting in higher thermodynamic efficiency. This means you need less fuel to produce the same amount of power, leading to lower emissions. In comparison to petrol engines, diesel engines are 40% more efficient.
- Low Maintenance Requirements – Unlike petrol engines, diesel engines don’t have spark plugs or carburettors. This means fewer parts to check and replace during regular maintenance, reducing the overall cost of ownership.
- Stable Fuel – Diesel fuel has a higher flash point than petrol, making it less likely to ignite by sparks or fire. It also has a higher boiling point than water and is a stable, heavy liquid that evaporates slowly. The price of diesel at the pump is also more stable and does not fluctuate as much as petrol.
- Robust and Hardy – The high compression and temperature in diesel engines require a more robust and sturdy construction, making diesel engines more durable and long-lasting.
- Self-Lubricating Fuel System – Diesel fuel is oil-like and thick, providing self-lubrication for the fuel system in the engine, including the injector pump and injectors.
- More Torque at Low RPMs – Due to the high compression in diesel engines, they produce more torque at low RPMs compared to petrol engines.
Our Melbourne head office, located in Brooklyn, services the entire state of Victoria and Tasmania. We offer a range of diesel generators in various sizes to suit your needs, from home backups to large industrial warehouses. Our acoustic canopies significantly reduce generator noise without sacrificing power output. Contact us for an obligation-free quote on your power needs.