How do Industrial Diesel Generators Work?

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Searching for industrial diesel generators, but also curious as to how they work? You don’t need to be a mechanical engineer to learn about it. The following is a simple and straightforward breakdown of industrial diesel generators and how they work.

Components of Industrial Diesel Generators

First, it is important to know the different working parts to industrial diesel generators. Here’s a list of all the working parts that you need to know.

  • Engine
  • Alternator
  • Fuel system
  • Voltage regulator
  • Cooling and exhaust systems
  • Lubrication system
  • Battery
  • Control panel

How They Work Together

Second, now that we know the various working parts, let’s discuss how they work together.

When the generator turns on, the battery starts the fuel system that pumps fuel to the engine. Then the engine powers the alternator to produce electromagnetic induction. The alternator is a complex aspect of the generator, and perhaps the most essential part. Basically, this means the alternator uses various magnets and wires to produce an electric alternating current (AC). The voltage regulator ensures the voltage and amperage of the AC current do not vary according to the speed of the engine.

The cooling system functions much like a cooling system in a car engine: it regulates the waste heat from the engine and alternator. The exhaust system works with the engine to pump out exhaust gases away from the engine and any people. The lubrication system also functions like oil lubricant in a car: it ensures the parts of the engine smooth enough to function. All of this is operated from the control panel, usually easily accessible to the person who is using the generator.

More detailed information on industrial generators can be found here: What is a commercial generator?

Need More Information? Contact Woodstock Power

Hopefully that was a helpful brief introduction to how industrial diesel generators work. If you’d like more information, please free to reach out to us at Woodstock Power. Our friendly and competent staff would be happy to give you any additional information you need.

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