Why Diesel Generators Are Better Than Gas Generators
1) Diesel is safer than gas.
Diesel is a less flammable fuel than gasoline and will not ignite in the
hot summer sun like gasoline might.
2) Diesel is easier to store than gas as
the storage life is longer.
3) Diesel is cheaper than gas.
is available as an off road fuel that does not have the tax burden of on
road fuel. The off road diesel is tainted with a pink tint.
4) Diesel generators are more reliable than
gas. Diesel engines don't have the electronic ignition system,
eliminating several dozen parts. The less parts you have the less
frequent part failure you have.
5) Diesel generators last far longer than
gas generators. To get diesel fuel to burn requires much higher
compression than a gasoline engine so the block, crankshaft and cylinder
heads of a diesel engine are made heavier than a similarly sized gasoline
engine. But despite the higher pressures of a diesel engine, these
heavier parts simply last longer.
6) Diesel generators have better fuel
consumption than gas. Diesel fuel has a much higher energy content
per gallon than gasoline. Given the similar efficiencies of the two
engine technologies, the diesel engine burns fewer gallons of fuel for the
same power output.
7) Diesel generators can burn
"renewable" bio-diesel. But the really exciting prospect
of diesel over gasoline is the possibility of eliminating petroleum
consumption entirely. Most diesel engines can be coaxed into burning
vegetable oil instead of diesel and all of them can burn various processed
forms of vegetable oil without loss in live or efficiency.
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