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False Facts About Diesel Generators Debunked!

  1. They're unreliable

This is going to come as a bit of a shock to anyone who thinks hire generators break down frequently, splutter to start, or need frequent call outs to repair damaged or faulty parts. Any generator hire firm who takes customer care seriously will carry out regular services and maintenance on their kit to avoid breakdowns on site. Some older sets can still be seen running strong to this day. This is something we endorse and encourage at Generator Power. 

  1. They pollute the environment

You’re a little out of date if you think hire generators are smelly, smoky and pump toxic gases into the atmosphere.

There is a large number of modern generator models that use Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) which is a biodiesel created from used vegetable oil. Being synthesised from hydrotreated vegetable oils, net CO2 is reduced by 90% as well as nitrogen oxide, particulate matter and carbon monoxide. When burned HVO produces much cleaner air than traditional diesel because its free from aromatics, sulphur and metals and also provides a much more efficient burn.

  1. They're noisy

Sorry to disappoint you but modern generators are super-quiet as well. Hire a diesel generator and the last thing you have to worry about is noise pollution on site. Most modern diesel generators are super silent and run much quieter than they used to and work in harmony with your setting, offering tons of power, with none of the noise. Of course, our team is biased with using almost exclusively, Atlas Copco super silent power generators.

  1. Diesel Generators are Inefficient

As technology has developed and newer generator models have been built, diesel generators have become much more efficient and better for the environment. With the introduction of Stage V generators, the temporary power scene has evolved to better engines that require less maintenance and produce much less emissions.

These machines have been designed with advanced engines and control systems making them more fuel efficient than their predecessors. Improved fuel efficiency means lower operating costs and reduced fuel consumption making the stage V generators more economical over their lifespan. Stage V diesel generators also make use of Ad Blue in the same way diesel vehicles do. Ad blue is used to lower the emissions produced in the burning of diesel fuels.

  1. They Aren’t Renewable

Diesel generator systems are now incorporating renewable technologies to provide greener temporary power all over the world. Now, generators are being used in hybrid systems, utilising battery energy storage systems (BESS) or battery storage units (BSU) as well as solar and wind. Whether you refer to them as BESS or BSU’s, battery storage has been revolutionary when cutting generator run times and fuel consumption.