If you have an industrial generator or a large engine of some kind that you need for your industry, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the accessories that can be used for these expensive and important pieces of equipment. Whether it’s made by respected brands like Caterpillar or Cummins or the generators run off diesel or natural gas, the accessories are incredibly important to the effectiveness and durability of these industrial generators. Check out a few of the most important accessories for these engines, listed below.
It’s often important to have an enclosure of some kind around your industrial generator, as it will do a number of things. These steel panels vary in size to house all types of Caterpillar, Cummins or other brands of industrial generators, protecting it from all types of threats that can cause this large piece of industrial machinery to malfunction. Many of these enclosures are weatherproof, protecting the generator from inclement weather ranging between rain, sleet, snow or high winds, all things that can cause catastrophic damage to a piece of equipment you rely on for your industry to operate on a daily basis. These enclosures range in price, between $1,500 dollars to $15,000 dollars at Worldwide Power Products. This is often based on the size of the industrial generator you are trying to provide protection for or the amount of protection you want. The bigger the enclosure, the more expensive it is. These enclosures also allow the very loud industrial generators to run all night without creating large amounts of noise pollution to the area they are in, making them more conducive for nearby neighborhoods.
Various sizes and qualities of Caterpillar radiators are also available for these industrial generators through Worldwide Power Products. They range greatly in price based on their size and quality. The most expensive radiator is priced around $17,000 while the least expensive radiator is priced around $9,000. These pieces of equipment are meant to keep these large engines that are running at top speed almost at all times as cool as possible, so that they don’t burn out and destroy themselves. While all these radiators do the job quite well and protect these industrial generators, the more expensive Caterpillar radiators are large and have bigger fans, which can effectively cool an industrial generator more quickly. Of course, this all depends on the size of your generator and the budget you have to spend.
Transfer switches are important accessories for industrial generators as they allow operators to effectively control what these engines do on a daily basis. Certain transfer switches have more capabilities than others, so it will really come down to what the industrial generator needs to do on a daily basis. Will it need to be slowed down and sped up or do a number of different things? A more diverse Cummins or Caterpillar transfer switch will need to be installed and that can often be more expensive. Or will the diesel of natural gas industrial generator just be running at the same rate on a regular basis? If that’s the case, than a more basic transfer switch can be installed. It all depends on the industrial generator and what exactly it will be used for.