Bio Diesel Generators are becoming more common as an alternative option providing emergency standby power for mission critical systems although it must be said, that Bio Diesel is better used in generators that are providing prime power (continuous power) rather than standby power.
PowerContinuity Systems will build your Bio Diesel generators as you require them. From stock or custom built.
Bio Diesel generators are basically similar to standard diesel generators; other than they have been adjusted to burn Bio Diesel fuels. For the end user it is important to only use E.U. standard certified quality Bio Diesel fuels – EN15940 is the industry recognised standard for bio diesel to be used in bio diesel generators.
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Bio Diesel generators must be used during each 6 month period as bio diesel doesn’t have the shelf life of RED diesel.
We have known diesel generators that run on Red Diesel, that on rare occassions have had fuel in their tanks untouched for 10 years, start up without difficulty.
The same cannot be said for Bio Diesel fuels as they are derived for vegetable matter rather than fossil fuel oil.
We would also advise that the Bio Diesel Generators , fuel tanks contain an agitation system to avoid stagnation of the Bio fuel. For example, in Germany, Bio diesel is made from rapeseed oil to the European Standard EN15940.
Some manufacturers insist on “RME”, rapeseed methyl esters, and won’t cover the use of soya biodiesel, because soya biodiesel fails the EN15940 standard.
Bio Diesel Generators – tend to be between 250 kVA to 600 kVA.
What is my available choice ?
Bio Diesel Open set =No sound proofing – These are usually installed inside a dedicated room in a basement or ground floor level next to the switch intake. The Bio Diesel generator, alternator and fuel tank are all mounted on a heavy duty metal skid. As there is no sound attenuation the noise levels are high.
Bio Diesel Generators -Silent Canopied set =With sound proofing by means of the acoustic canopy – These are usually installed outside a building in a car park or outside the intake room and 80dbA @ 1 metres noise level. This most commonly used generators termed ‘silent’ are 80 dbA @ 1 metre noise level in open field conditions.
Bio Diesel Generators- Silent Acoustic and weather proof canopy – With sound proofing by means of the acoustic canopy that is both lockable and weather proof – These are usually the most commonly used generators termed ‘silent’ are 80 dbA @ 1 metre noise level in open field conditions
Bio Diesel Generators- Purpose Built Bespoke Silent generators –
We can custom build in accordance with the clients noise level requirements
whether it is a residential site or sensitive office environment :-
- Silent Specification to have 75dbA or less noise emissions @ 1 metre in open field conditions
- Super Silent Specification to have 70dbA or less noise emissions @ 1 metre in open field conditions
- Extreme Silent Specification to have 65dbA or less noise emissions @ 1 metre in open field conditions
- Whisper Silent Specification to have 60dbA or less noise emissions @ 1 metre in open field conditions
- Bio Diesel generators –Bespoke built . We can custom build any of our generators accordance with the clients requirements into a building –i.e. Retrofit or even build custom made sound attenuation into an existing building or a roof .
Bio Diesel Generators – Fuel Tanks to store Bio Diesel
Bio Diesel generators – Fuel tanks for fuelling Bio Diesel Generators– Each generator that we build comes with an on-board fuel tank. If you choose an openset generator on a skid then the fuel tank is usually a separate stand alone tank unless you tell us otherwise when ordering. For any tank we advise an agitation system.
We can custom build larger fuels tanks in accordance with the clients requirements up to 14 days fuel requirements.
The largest that we have built so far is 20,000 litres Bio Diesel storage tank.
If you wish to order a Bio Diesel Generator for use outside of the UK you’ll need to take into account the climatic conditions of the final site i.e. will it be humid and high temperature and high altittude?