Benefits of Volvo Penta
Are you looking for a leading industrial genset supplier? Our engines are used in places ranging from deserts to the arctic; they are reliable, economical and highly efficient.
Choose the right Industrial Generator
When looking to buy a power generator, it is of course important that it matches your requirements and that you get value for your investment. We have a wide range of options to choose from, that will match your needs for reliability, quality and economy. Here are a few things to think about when making your choice.
Get the right generator size
Generally speaking, it is better to choose a bigger industrial generator to make sure you have power during an emergency or peak in power usage, than risk ending up with not having enough. A rule of thumb is to calculate your total power requirements and pick a generator which produces 20% more than that. Our generators range from 50 Hz/1500 rpm of our in‐line 4‐cylinder 4.8‐liter engines, all the way up to 60 Hz/1800 rpm of the in‐line 6‐cylinder 16.1‐liter diesel genset engines.
How does an industrial generator work?
The critical parts of any industrial generator are the engine, alternator, fuel system, voltage regulator, cooling and exhaust, lubrication, and the battery. The engine provides mechanical energy, and since generators tend to be used in places where they are either the only power source, or the last resort for critical functions in cases of a power outage, it is vital that they are efficient and reliable. We have over a hundred years of experience as an industrial generator manufacturer, and we are market-leaders when it comes to delivering the most power per liter displacement, with some of our 16-liter engines reaching 94% efficiency.
Why pick an industrial diesel generator?
Diesel burns at a lower temperature and has higher energy density compared to gasoline. This lowers the wear on the engine, giving industrial diesel generators longer service life and making them more efficient. They also function better in extremely cold weather and other harsh conditions and they require less maintenance. A diesel engine working at 1800 rpm can run from 12,000 to 30,000 hours between major maintenance services, compared to a gasoline powered engine which may require servicing after 6,000 to 10,000 hours of operation.