ENGINE-DRIVEN AND GAS-TURBINE GENERATORS


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ENGINE-DRIVEN AND GAS-TURBINE GENERATORS
ENGINE-DRIVEN AND GAS-TURBINE GENERATORS408. Engine-driven generators (diesel, gasoline, or gas) are the most economical and practical source of standby power in a wide range of applications. They are sized from a few hundred watts to several hundred kilowatts. Control is obtained manually, remotely, or automatically. Units are designed as either stationary or mobile power stations. Cooling is obtained by natural-convection fan-forced air or by circulating water.Generator engines are generally four-cycle units having one to six cylinders, depending on size and capacity. In larger sets, ignition current is supplied by starting batteries. A typical arrangement is shown in
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Terrell Croft; Frederic P. Hartwell; Wilford I. Summers: American Electricians' Handbook, Sixteenth Edition. ENGINE-DRIVEN AND GAS-TURBINE GENERATORS, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013), AccessEngineering Export