What Are The Main Parts Of A Diesel Generator?

Understanding the main parts of a diesel generator provides insight into how to maximise your investment, and the importance proper maintenance and aftercare.

The main parts of a diesel generator:

  1. Diesel Engine – this is the source of mechanical engine and the larger the ending, the more power you can generate.
  2. Alternator – the alternator turns the rotary motion from the engine into electricity.
  3. Fuel System – the fuel system is connected to the engine so that it can run. The larger the fuel tank, the longer your generator can run. If the generator needs to run for longer periods of time, we recommend an external fuel tank.
  4. Voltage Regulator – the voltage regulator ensures that the generator produces power at a steady voltage. This protects your generator, and the equipment connected to its load.
  5. Cooling System – A cooling system prevents your generator from overheating.
  6. Exhaust System – the exhaust system takes any gases produced by the diesel engine and exhausts them away from the genset.
  7. Battery Charger – diesel engines need a small electrical motor to help it function. This small motor requires a battery and the battery charger keeps it charged.
  8. Control Panel – the control panel starts and stops the generator, monitors the engine and ensures each component is running correctly.

At Shanahan Power, Our Asset Care Management service ensures that any potential issues with your power system are resolved by our engineers before they occur, providing a more reliable power supply. It also provides access to our 24/7/365 Breakdown Assist facility with a response time of less than four hours.

Our team is on-hand to offer advice on preparing your business for power outages. Contact us to find out more!