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Harm of Open Fire Preheating Air in Perkins Diesel Generator Set

Mar. 17, 2023

In winter or when the temperature is low, sometimes it is difficult to start the Perkins diesel generator set. We will find that some operators will take off the upper cover of the air filter and light a piece of tarpaulin at the inlet to improve the air temperature entering the cylinder. Although this method is conducive to the start of Perkins diesel engines, it will also cause some harm. Starlight tells you that this is not advisable.

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The main hazards of preheating air with open fire are as follows:

1. Preheat the air with open fire. The air entering the cylinder has not been filtered at first stage (dry centrifugal filtration) or has not been filtered at all (some operators ignite at the air inlet of the cylinder head), so that the air containing impurities directly enters the cylinder, which aggravates the wear of the cylinder sleeve, piston, piston ring, valve, valve seat and other parts. In addition, the smoke from the open fire is easy to form carbon deposit when it enters the cylinder.

2. If the air filter is removed every time the engine is started, it is easy to cause the air inlet pipe to be not tightly closed, resulting in air leakage, so that part of the air enters the cylinder without filtration, which is extremely detrimental to the engine's operation.

3. Open fire starting is not conducive to safety, especially for some old locomotives, which are prone to fire due to serious oil leakage. When starting at low temperature, the Perkins diesel engine can be preheated and warmed by adding hot water to the cooling system and baking the oil pan with a dark fire.

It can be seen from the above three points that the method of preheating air with open fire has many potential safety hazards. The operator should not try to save time for a while, regardless of safety factors. Such starting will damage the Perkins diesel generating set, and even affect the process and safety of the whole operation.

Since 1982, Starlight Generator has been a generator set manufacturer qualified by the "National Internal Combustion Engine Quality Supervision and Inspection Center". The product quality has passed the IS09001 quality system standard certification. And obtained the qualification certificate for self-operated import and export. Over the years, starlight units have been widely used in all walks of life, and have won the network access qualification of the Ministry of Information Industry, the network access qualification of the Ministry of Radio and Television, the network access qualification of CNPC, the network access qualification of China Mobile, and the manufacturing qualification of marine units. In 2016, Starlight was awarded the Certificate of Qualified Supplier of China Nuclear Power Group. Starlight Generator has been cooperating with Shangchai Power for many years. In 2009, it became the OEM partner of Shangchai Power in China. Starlight generator VOLVO unit ranks the top three in the Asia-Pacific sales volume, and is the core OEM partner of Sweden Volvo VOLVO in the Asia-Pacific region. If any question please feel free to visit our website https://www.dieselgeneratortech.com/ or send email to sales@dieselgeneratortech.com.

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