Petrol Generators Use Accessible Fuel Source Available At Petrol Station

Posted by mygenerator on June 6th, 2014

Nearly all generators use diesel, gasoline, natural gas or propane as fuel sources. Each type of fuel has its own pros and cons—factors that every generator owner must consider before even making the purchase, especially when choosing a stationary type device.

Your choice of fuel must be determined by the source you use for your existing home heating or by the available fuels in your area. Most residential generators are designed to run on both LPG and natural gas. These are known as bi-fuel generators. A simple field adjustment converts the device from one type to the other. An LPG/NG generator set is the logical choice for homes that are already supplied with gas or are located in areas where LPG is readily available. A stationary NG system is also a good power back-up for a household. When NG service is not available in your neighbourhood, a propane-powered device is more ideal, as it is very readily available even during power outages and has unlimited shelf life. Propane can also be used in portable gensets and is probably the best choice for portables. A diesel system is also worth a look as devices that run on diesel engines are very efficient and the lowest-maintenance of all types of generators. However, diesel-powered generators are also the most expensive, which makes them more popular in industrial settings, since businesses can afford this kind of investment.

Gasoline is a common fuel source and is a good choice for portable generators. However, it is highly flammable and has a rather short shelf life at approximately 12 months. Storing large quantities of gasoline is not only hazardous, but also impractical. Gasoline is somewhat expensive, yet lacks the efficiency of other fuel sources like diesel. Some generators run on biodiesel, which burns more cleanly than other types of fuel, making them more environmentally friendly. However, the engine may need some sort of modification when using high-level blends of biodiesel (above 20%). Without additives, bio-fuel has a shelf life of up to 18 to 24 months. One disadvantage of biodiesel is that it requires the installation of large storage tanks, which raises the overall cost of the system. Additionally, biodiesel may be difficult to source during power outages.

Choose petrol-powered generators from online sellers that offer high-quality units and models from the most established brands and manufacturers like Yamaha, Subaru, Honda, Hyundai, Crommelins, Gen Power, and others.

About the Author:
This article is written by Sean Connolly, owner of My Generator is Australia's leading online generator retailer. My Generator offers a wide range of high quality generators to suit every application and budget. They have solutions for all your portable power needs & deliver to customers all over Australia. Their range of generators includes petrol generator, diesel generators, inverter generator, Honda generators and many more.

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