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About The Introduction Of Diesel Generator Set Fuel Tank

Dec. 29, 2021

The fuel tank is an important part of the fuel system of a diesel generator set. We know that diesel generator sets will have a variety of different models and specifications, and the corresponding fuel tanks will also have different specifications. This article introduces the fuel tanks of Jiangsu Starlight Electricity Equipments Co.,Ltd.


The basic information of various types is intended to provide an overview of the diesel fuel tank of the standby generator, to provide guidance for the user to select the appropriate fuel tank, and to ensure that the fuel source of the user’s diesel generator is ready in the next power outage.


Fuel tank style: The most common fuel tank style for standby diesel generators is the base fuel tank. The diesel generator set with a fuel tank on the base has a better overall feeling, compact structure, beautiful appearance, and convenient transportation, which is much more convenient than using an external fuel tank. The base fuel tank is usually made of organic synthetic plastic, which is easily compatible with diesel oil. In addition, the bottom fuel tank is not easy to drain and maintain.


If you have bought a diesel generator set with a fuel tank on the base, Jiangsu Starlight Electricity Equipments Co.,Ltd. recommends that you elevate the set or install a sewage pipe for easy cleaning and maintenance. In addition to the base fuel tank, the diesel generator set can also be designed into an external vertical fuel tank with different capacities according to user requirements. The external fuel tank is very practical, no matter where it is used, it can be used with diesel oil.


Running time: The running time of the fuel tank is calculated from the measured value of the fuel consumption of the generator at 100% load. This predicts the worst-case scenario, assuming that the generator may be fully loaded during a power outage. 100% fuel consumption multiplied by 24 = a 24-hour fuel tank. When selecting the fuel tank size, remember that the generator usually does not run at 100% load, so the actual running time may exceed 24 hours.


Fuel tank size: As mentioned earlier, the size of the fuel tank depends on the required operating time. If the application requires a large fuel tank to achieve the required run time, Jiangsu Starlight Electricity Equipments Co.,Ltd. recommends that the user first choose an external fuel tank for easy maintenance and operation.



The operating time is determined by the company: For example, in the healthcare industry, the fuel source of the backup generator in critical life safety applications should be at least 48 hours. Regulatory requirements in other areas may specify more or less.


Daily use or extended operating time: When the physical size limit of the fuel tank is not enough, the daily fuel tank may be a viable option. The daily fuel tank acts as a direct fuel source, receiving fuel from a larger fuel storage tank. It can be an independent storage tank installed near the generator or a basic storage tank with a daily storage tank. In either case, the daily fuel tank is usually designed to contain a small amount of fuel, which is automatically replenished through the use of pumps and controllers.


Fuel treatment and polishing: Diesel fuel usually begins to deteriorate and form a solid within six months. For preventive maintenance, fuel treatment can be carried out to extend the service life and ensure that the fuel meets the standard and is available at any time. It can inhibit the growth of microorganisms, prevent gelation and stabilize the fuel. In addition, in order to solve the fuel problem, fuel polishing can be performed to remove water and deposits in the fuel tank and filter contaminants. This is an economical and environmentally friendly alternative to alternative fuels, because all fuels can be recycled without causing product loss.


Fuel quality test: Fuel quality problems usually only appear when the generator is running under load during a power outage-the reliability of the backup system is the most important at this time. Before a fuel problem occurs, quality and pollution tests can be performed to check for pollutants and overall fuel quality. Pollution sampling can check for water pollution, bottom sediment, gel, flash point and cloud point.


The above is some comprehensive information about diesel generator fuel tanks compiled by Jiangsu Starlight Electricity Equipments Co.,Ltd. for you.


If you still have questions, please contact Jiangsu Starlight Electricity Equipments Co.,Ltd. We will provide you with a professional diesel generator purchase guide and configure a suitable diesel generator set for you. Looking forward to your inquiry, please send email to us for details sales@dieselgeneratortech.com

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