If you've ever been around an open diesel or gas generator while it's running, you know that it can be pretty loud, and you might not know that a large percentage of that sound is actually due to vibration. That's why PowerTech has invested many engineering hours investigating vibration on our generator sets. In this blog, we'll show you why vibration control is essential for generators—and how PowerTech is leading the way in reducing vibration levels.
The Causes of Vibration in Generators
There are two leading causes of vibration in generators: mechanical imbalance and combustion forces. Mechanical imbalance is caused by the rotating components of the generator (e.g., the crankshaft, flywheel, and alternator) being out of alignment. This can be due to wear and tear over time, or it can be caused by an incorrect installation. Combustion forces, on the other hand, are caused by the reciprocating motion of the piston during the combustion process. This type of vibration is more common in diesel generators than gas generators.
The Effects of Vibration on Generators
Vibration can cause a number of problems for generators, including decreased performance, shortened engine life, and increased noise levels. Additionally, high vibration levels can lead to fatigue cracks in structural components (e.g., the frame, housing, and tank). These problems can result in unexpected downtime and costly repairs if left unaddressed.
PowerTech's Approach to Reducing Vibration Levels
At PowerTech, we understand the importance of reducing generator vibration levels. That's why we've invested significant resources into developing groundbreaking new technologies that minimize vibration—without sacrificing power or performance. Our engineers have years of experience designing and testing generator sets for various applications using many engine mounts, mounting plates, and base pans. We're constantly innovating to find new ways to reduce vibration. Contact us today to learn more about our approach to reducing vibration levels—and how it can benefit your business.
Vibration control is a critical aspect of generator design and performance. At PowerTech, we understand this better than anyone, so we've invested significant resources into developing groundbreaking new technologies that reduce vibration without sacrificing power or performance. Contact us today to learn more about our approach to reducing vibration levels—and how it can benefit your business.