Power is critical for modern commerce. Without a steady stream of electricity, everything from commerce to healthcare grinds to a halt. At Central Power Systems & Services, we offer many different kinds of generators, each capable of producing the output required to keep your operations up and running. Of course, we are happy to help you select the ideal system for your needs. That process starts by understanding each type of power generation system’s advantages.
Gaseous generators can operate on natural gas, biogas, propane, or other gas types. Slightly less than half of all generators sold in the United States are gaseous systems. They are cost-effective, efficient, and produce lower emissions than other types of standby power generator systems. Due to the widespread availability of natural gas, most do not require fuel storage. Further, because natural gas is less expensive, they are less expensive to operate.
Diesel generators are the most common type of generator we offer. Indeed, we have more than 40 models to choose from because of their widespread popularity. Diesel generators can operate for longer periods and produce significantly larger power loads than other generator systems. Rugged and reliable, diesel generators will provide consistent, long-term operation.
Because diesel is the least flammable fuel, diesel generator systems have a considerably lower risk of fire. And, because diesel generators are more efficient, they will generate more power from less fuel. While natural gas is less expensive than diesel, you will need more gas to produce the same amount of power.
In addition to fuel type, it is important to determine whether a mobile or standby generator is best for your needs. Each has advantages that are crucial to factor into your decision. But, just because one system has an advantage over the other, that doesn’t mean it’s better suited for your needs. You should choose a generator that is best suited for your environment, application, and need.
Mobile generators are ideal for forestry, mining, construction, oil and gas exploration, and other endeavors where worksites frequently change. When the work moves to another location, the compact nature of mobile power generation equipment means it can be towed or loaded onto a truck and redeployed to the new site with relative ease.
Portability and the ability to store fuel mean that these systems can be used practically anywhere and in any environment. In addition, mobile generators are specifically built to be flexible and can operate for extended periods in harsh conditions.
While more expensive than mobile generators, standby generators are ideal for establishing a permanent power generation solution. One key advantage is that because standby generators operate in a fixed location, they are less susceptible to damage and thus tend to require less maintenance and fewer repairs.
Typically, most standby generators are quieter than mobile generators. Of course, that doesn’t mean they are silent, but it does mean that they require less investment in acoustic attenuation. Further, because they are permanently installed, they are connected to diesel fuel tanks or natural gas lines. In both cases, this means that fuel availability is rarely a problem, and there is no need to transport portable fuel storage infrastructure to support the generator.
The Central Power Systems & Services team can help you determine which type of generator is best suited for your operations. We help you consider all the factors applicable to your power generation needs and recommend options that will produce the power output you need. If you’re looking for a custom generator solution, we can do that too.