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Diesel generator

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A diesel generator is the combination of a diesel engine with an electric generator (often an alternator) to generate electrical energy. [1]

58 relations: Alternator, Altitude, Biodiesel, Busbar, Centrifugal governor, Circuit breaker, Control system, Diesel engine, Diesel fuel, Diesel–electric transmission, Droop speed control, Electric current, Electric generator, Electric power transmission, Electrical energy, Electrical load, Electronics, Energy in the United Kingdom, Engine-generator, Exhaust gas, Frequency, Gas turbine, Glycerol, Governor (device), Harmonics (electrical power), Islanding, Load management, Load profile, Locomotive, Motor–generator, National Grid (Great Britain), National Grid Reserve Service, Natural gas, Petroleum, Phase (waves), Power factor, Power station, Propulsion, Rail transport, Short circuit, Single-phase generator, Software, Spark spread, Standby generator, Switchgear, Synchronization (alternating current), Tallow, Temperature, Three-phase electric power, Vegetable oil, ..., Volt-ampere, Volt-ampere reactive, Voltage, Wet stacking, Wind farm, Wood gas, World War I, World War II. Expand index (8 more) »


An alternator is an electrical generator that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy in the form of alternating current.

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Altitude or height (sometimes known as depth) is defined based on the context in which it is used (aviation, geometry, geographical survey, sport, atmospheric pressure, and many more).

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Biodiesel refers to a vegetable oil- or animal fat-based diesel fuel consisting of long-chain alkyl (methyl, ethyl, or propyl) esters.

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In electric power distribution, a busbar (also bus bar, and sometimes misspelled as buss bar or bussbar) is a metallic strip or bar, typically housed inside switchgear, panel boards, and busway enclosures for local high current power distribution.

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Centrifugal governor

A centrifugal governor is a specific type of governor with a feedback system that controls the speed of an engine by regulating the amount of fuel (or working fluid) admitted, so as to maintain a near-constant speed, irrespective of the load or fuel-supply conditions.

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Circuit breaker

A circuit breaker is an automatically operated electrical switch designed to protect an electrical circuit from damage caused by excess current from an overload or short circuit.

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Control system

A control system manages, commands, directs, or regulates the behavior of other devices or systems using control loops.

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Diesel engine

The diesel engine (also known as a compression-ignition or CI engine), named after Rudolf Diesel, is an internal combustion engine in which ignition of the fuel which is injected into the combustion chamber is caused by the elevated temperature of the air in the cylinder due to mechanical compression (adiabatic compression).

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Diesel fuel

Diesel fuel in general is any liquid fuel used in diesel engines, whose fuel ignition takes place, without any spark, as a result of compression of the inlet air mixture and then injection of fuel.

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Diesel–electric transmission

A diesel–electric transmission, or diesel–electric powertrain, is used by a number of vehicle and ship types for providing locomotion.

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Droop speed control

In electrical power generation, droop speed control is a speed control mode of a prime mover driving a synchronous generator connected to an electrical grid.

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Electric current

An electric current is a flow of electric charge.

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Electric generator

In electricity generation, a generator is a device that converts motive power (mechanical energy) into electrical power for use in an external circuit.

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Electric power transmission

Electric power transmission is the bulk movement of electrical energy from a generating site, such as a power plant, to an electrical substation.

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Electrical energy

Electrical energy is the energy newly derived from electric potential energy or kinetic energy.

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Electrical load

An electrical load is an electrical component or portion of a circuit that consumes (active) electric power.

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Electronics is the discipline dealing with the development and application of devices and systems involving the flow of electrons in a vacuum, in gaseous media, and in semiconductors.

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Energy in the United Kingdom

Energy use in the United Kingdom stood at 2,249 TWh (193.4 million tonnes of oil equivalent) in 2014.

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An engine-generator or portable generator is the combination of an electrical generator and an engine (prime mover) mounted together to form a single piece of equipment.

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Exhaust gas

Exhaust gas or flue gas is emitted as a result of the combustion of fuels such as natural gas, gasoline, petrol, biodiesel blends, diesel fuel, fuel oil, or coal.

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Frequency is the number of occurrences of a repeating event per unit of time.

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Gas turbine

A gas turbine, also called a combustion turbine, is a type of continuous combustion, internal combustion engine.

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Glycerol (also called glycerine or glycerin; see spelling differences) is a simple polyol compound.

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Governor (device)

A governor, or speed limiter or controller, is a device used to measure and regulate the speed of a machine, such as an engine.

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Harmonics (electrical power)

Harmonic is multiple of the fundamental frequency and it can be voltage and current in an electric power system are a result of non-linear electric loads.

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Islanding is the condition in which a distributed generator (DG) continues to power a location even though electrical grid power is no longer present.

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Load management

Load management, also known as demand side management (DSM), is the process of balancing the supply of electricity on the network with the electrical load by adjusting or controlling the load rather than the power station output.

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Load profile

In electrical engineering, a load profile is a graph of the variation in the electrical load versus time.

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A locomotive or engine is a rail transport vehicle that provides the motive power for a train.

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A motor–generator (an M–G set) is a device for converting electrical power to another form.

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National Grid (Great Britain)

The National Grid is the high-voltage electric power transmission network in Great Britain, connecting power stations and major substations and ensuring that electricity generated anywhere in GB (England, Scotland and Wales) can be used to satisfy demand elsewhere.

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National Grid Reserve Service

In order to balance the supply and demand of electricity on short timescales, the UK National Grid has contracts in place with generators and large energy users to provide temporary extra power, or reduction in demand.

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Natural gas

Natural gas is a naturally occurring hydrocarbon gas mixture consisting primarily of methane, but commonly including varying amounts of other higher alkanes, and sometimes a small percentage of carbon dioxide, nitrogen, hydrogen sulfide, or helium.

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Petroleum is a naturally occurring, yellow-to-black liquid found in geological formations beneath the Earth's surface.

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Phase (waves)

Phase is the position of a point in time (an instant) on a waveform cycle.

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Power factor

In electrical engineering, the power factor of an AC electrical power system is defined as the ratio of the real power flowing to the load to the apparent power in the circuit, and is a dimensionless number in the closed interval of −1 to 1.

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Power station

A power station, also referred to as a power plant or powerhouse and sometimes generating station or generating plant, is an industrial facility for the generation of electric power.

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Propulsion means to push forward or drive an object forward.

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Rail transport

Rail transport is a means of transferring of passengers and goods on wheeled vehicles running on rails, also known as tracks.

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Short circuit

A short circuit (sometimes abbreviated to short or s/c) is an electrical circuit that allows a current to travel along an unintended path with no or a very low electrical impedance.

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Single-phase generator

Single-phase generator (also known as single-phase alternator) is an alternating current electrical generator that produces a single, continuously alternating voltage.

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Computer software, or simply software, is a generic term that refers to a collection of data or computer instructions that tell the computer how to work, in contrast to the physical hardware from which the system is built, that actually performs the work.

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Spark spread

The spark spread is the theoretical gross margin of a gas-fired power plant from selling a unit of electricity, having bought the fuel required to produce this unit of electricity.

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Standby generator

Standby generators A standby generator is a back-up electrical system that operates automatically.

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In an electric power system, switchgear is the combination of electrical disconnect switches, fuses or circuit breakers used to control, protect and isolate electrical equipment.

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Synchronization (alternating current)

In an alternating current electric power system, synchronization is the process of matching the speed and frequency of a generator or other source to a running network.

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Tallow is a rendered form of beef or mutton fat, and is primarily made up of triglycerides.

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Temperature is a physical quantity expressing hot and cold.

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Three-phase electric power

Three-phase electric power is a common method of alternating current electric power generation, transmission, and distribution.

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Vegetable oil

Vegetable oils, or vegetable fats, are fats extracted from seeds, or less often, from other parts of fruits.

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A volt-ampere (VA) is the unit used for the apparent power in an electrical circuit, equal to the product of root-mean-square (RMS) voltage and RMS current.

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Volt-ampere reactive

In electric power transmission and distribution, volt-ampere reactive (var) is a unit by which reactive power is expressed in an AC electric power system.

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Voltage, electric potential difference, electric pressure or electric tension (formally denoted or, but more often simply as V or U, for instance in the context of Ohm's or Kirchhoff's circuit laws) is the difference in electric potential between two points.

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Wet stacking

Wet stacking is a condition in diesel engines in which unburned fuel passes on into the exhaust system.

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Wind farm

A wind farm is a group of wind turbines in the same location used to produce electricity.

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Wood gas

Wood gas is a syngas fuel which can be used as a fuel for furnaces, stoves and vehicles in place of gasoline, diesel or other fuels.

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World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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