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Standby Diesel Generators

Diesel backup generators are available in a wide range of configurations that vary based upon the application and mode of operation. Liquid-cooled diesel backup generators such as those that HIPOWER SYSTEMS offers are preferable where quiet operation is required; they also offer a more evenly controlled temperature than air-cooled backup diesel generators.

Diesel standby generators cost less to maintain than natural gas models due to a variety of factors, including the absence of a spark ignition system. They are considered more rugged and reliable in very harsh conditions and have longer operating lives. They also will perform with less frequent service intervals. Depending on the size and operating speed of the engine, a diesel backup generator may run for three times as long as its natural gas counterpart before requiring servicing.

Industrial, diesel-powered backup generators for standby backup power are commonly found in agricultural, construction, forestry, hospital, marine, mining, telecommunications and underground applications. Diesel standby/backup generators can be outfitted with bifuel systems to burn natural gas, as well.

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Model Engine Standby KW Phase Frequency
HMW 1205-T6U MTU 1200 Three 60 View Product
HMW 1020-T6U MTU 1000 Three 60 View Product
HMW 915-T6U MTU 900 Three 60 View Product
HMW 810-T6U MTU 800 Three 60 View Product
HMW 615-T6U MTU 600 Three 60 View Product
HMW 555-T6U MTU 550 Three 60 View Product
HMW 510-T6U MTU 500 Three 60 View Product
HMW 405-T6U MTU 400 Three 60 View Product
HMW 370-T6U MTU 350 Three 60 View Product
HMW 310-T6U MTU 300 Three 60 View Product
HMW 270-T6U MTU 270 Three 60 View Product

Voltage Options:
Single phase: 120/240V
Three Phase - 120/208, 120/240, 277/480, 600V