Where can Gensets be used?

All places where electricity is required are suitable applications for using Gensets.

What does a Genset consist of?

A Basic Genset consists of an engine and an alternator coupled to each other and mounted on a common base frame along with batteries, fuel tank, manual control panel and silencer.

Which are the various types of fuels that can be used?

As a general rule, Gensets below 1500kVA can run only on HSD. Special 1500 RPM engines are available for alternate fuels like natural gas and also for dual fuel applications where a combination of diesel and gas can be used.For heavy fuel application (LDO, furnace oil, LSHS) low RPM engines are available and these and generally of higher ratings, i..e 0.7 MW and above. These Genest installations are much more expensive than 1500 RPM sets. They are installed at locations where continuous power is required. Bio gas, wood gas, gobar gas, etc., are not directly compatible for use with our engines.

What are the required approvals to run a Genset?

To install and run a Genset, permission is required from the following authorities:

Which are the various types of panels available?

Standard Genset is usually supplied with a manual control panel. In this case, the engine is started from it own control panel and after the rated speed and voltage have been attained the switch in the manual panel is put on to connect the Genset to the load.

For special applications various other panels can be made to order and some of these are as follows:

Where are Acoustic Enclosures required?

Due to the increasing emphasis on pollution of various kinds affecting citizens it has become mandatory in most major cities for all new genset installations to be provided with some kind of noise reducing systems. This can be either achieved by providing acoustic treatment to the walls of the DG room or by installation of an Acoustic Enclosure over the Genset. Both options are available and the feasibility at each location has to be checked and the best option selected.

Who does the installation and what are the prerequisites?

Installation of Gensets can be carried out by end user / his contractor or by Goa Power Sales & Service. Necessary guidelines and drawings for the installation of various auxiliaries and accessories will be provided by us. Commissioning of the Genset after installation has to be carried out by Goa Power Sales & Service engineers, to ensure that the installation meets the necessary engineering standards.

Who takes care of after sales service?

Goa Power Sales & Service has office in Goa where service engineers are available to attend to any problems that you may face with your genset. M/s.Greaves Cotton Ltd also has a network of more then 25 Sales & Services offices all over India & Abroad and these offices provides after sales service for both engine and alternators installed in their areas.

What is the applicable guarantee for the Genset?

The engine and alternator are guaranteed for 24 months from the date of dispatch from our Works. The other components; i.e. battery, control panel are warranted for 12 months from date of dispatch.

What spares should be stocked?

Since there is a large network of dealers and offices all over India, necessary routine maintenance spares do not need to be stocked by the end user, these are readily available. Failure of any major equipment will require the engine/alternator to be either repaired at site by qualified engineer / technicians or will have to be shifted to the closest authorized workshop. Even in this case no spares need to be stocked by the end user. Minor items like indicating lamps, fuses, top-up oil, grease, etc. are generally available with the maintenance team at factories or can be procured from the closest hardware store.

What is the general maintenance schedule?

All filters, fuel, lube oil, bypass, etc. along with lube oil have to be changed after every 300 hours of operation or six months, whichever is earlier. Besides this, the general daily, weekly, and monthly checks are to be carried out as per the attached sheet.

What are the guidelines for understanding the specific rating of the DG Sets?

Standby Power Rating:

Applicable for supplying emergency power for the duration of the utility power outage. No overload capacity is available for this rating. Under no condition is an engine allowed to operate in parallel with the public utility at the Standby Power Rating.

This rating should be applied where reliable utility power is available. A Standby rated engine should be sized for a maximum of an 80% average load factor and 200 hours of operation per year. This includes less than 25 hours per year at the Standby Power Rating. Standby Ratings should never be applied except in true emergency power outage. Negotiated power outages contracted with a utility company are not considered an emergency.

Prime Power Rating:

Applicable for supplying electric power in lieu of commercially purchased power. Prime Power Applications must be in the form of one of the following two categories :

Unlimited Time Running Prime Power:

Limited Time Running Prime Power:

Continuous Power Rating:

Applicable for supplying utility power at a constant 100% load for an unlimited number of hours per year. No overload capability is available for this rating.