Saturday, January 01, 2011

Caterpillar Generators

Caterpillar is one of the leading manufacturers of diesel and gas generators. Whether you need primary power for your project or to backup an existing system, they have a generator that will fit your needs. An electrical generator is one that converts mechanical energy into electricity which you can use to power systems. They are very helpful in times when access to the grid has been cut off or is limited in some way. It is important that the generator you choose is reliable and can provide your system with the power it needs to keep functioning effectively. Caterpillar generators come in several configurations to fit a width variety of needs.

Cat 3212c Genset Marine Generator

When choosing a generator, you need to decide what type of fuel it will need. Caterpillar generators can use diesel or gas. Diesel engines tend to be quieter compared to gas engines due to the way the fuel is processed. They are also known to be more rugged, reliable, and have an overall lower cost of maintenance.

Cat 3406c Generator

Diesel engines are also able to get more energy from the fuel than their regular gas counterparts. However the Caterpillar gas engines use natural gas which burns cleaner and is better for the environment. It is also a reliable source of energy especially in a time when oil stores are being depleted at a rapid rate.


The gas generators are also able to handle different types of gas including landfill methane and biogas. Caterpillar generators are rated from 85kW to 8150kW. They have an Olympian brand which is rated 14kW to 375kW for small systems. The generators come as either a standby or a continuous model. Standby models kick in when there is an interruption in the main power source. An example of this is if there is a blackout in the city. The generator would turn on and supply power to the building at about 70% capacity. Continuous power models are generally for people that need to generator to be a primary source of power for their project.

Cat VM 32 C Genset Marine Generator Set

Caterpillar generators can be configured according to your specifications. Therefore, if they don’t have something readymade that fits your needs, you can get a custom unit. It is advisable that you speak to a dealer who can talk to you about what you need and they will come up with a viable solution. To save yourself time and money, speak to all those involved and detail your exact requirement so you don’t end up paying for features you are not going to use.

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