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Hydrocarbons to Electricity Part Two; Diesel Mobile Generators, Electronics, Power Inverters & More

The turbine engine is a multifuel engine. Currently some trucks and the US Abrams M1 tank use turbine engines. These are essentially jet engines with the turbine geared to the power train. The only major application is in airplanes, helicopters and marine. Marine, particularly naval applications use a gas turbine. Steam turbine engines essentially use…

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Hydrocarbons to Electricity Part One; Diesel & Gasoline Generator Fuel Types, Engines & More

The humble generator converts chemical energy to mechanical energy and ultimately to electrical energy. Generator Fuel Types We’ve discussed fuels in the past. There the two common liquid fuels: Diesel or compression ignition fuels and spark ignition fuels like gasoline and the alcohols. The gaseous fuels are generally limited to natural gas that is mostly…

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Diesel Generator Maintenance Schedule, Checklist & Tips; Startups, Load Tests & More

Diesel generators tend to be reliable by nature. Many diesels can go 300-400,000 miles or more before any major repairs. Peripherals like water pumps and starters will fail long before the engine itself needs any major attention. Diesels are very tough, particularly the larger units that run generators over 500 kilowatts (kW). Well maintained units…

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