Diesel generators are widely used in places where grid is not available or as emergency backup power source for home or business if the grid fails. Depending on size, these diesel generators can be used for small loads, such as electric tools, and for lar
widening, giving rise to the need for localized power generator. Many residential users, industrial users, and commercial users depend on generators for uninterrupted power supply. In particular, the market is experiencing huge demand for low power range generators.
One of the major challenges in the market is the option of alternative energy generation. Solar energy, wind energy and other forms of renewable energy are becoming increasingly popular among industries for power production in the country.
Engine technology has a very important role to play in India’s generator market. For example, CRDi (Common Rail Direct Injection) technology makes the diesel engine run like a gasolinepowered one. It’s fast, quiet and economical, while maintaining the diesel engine characteristics of higher pulling power. In the CRDi unit, a tube -also called common rail -- connects all the injectors and contains fuel with high pressure. The injectors have controls which allow a very precise dose of diesel into each cylinder. The on-board computer makes sure the fuel is injected at the right time. This ensures lower emissions, makes the engine extremely responsive and gives better fuel economy.
India has also advocated the introduction of more stringent emission norms proposed by the Central Pollution Control Board. These revised norms will make it mandatory for engine manufactures to adapt technological changes in the engines to meet these norms. The generators should ideally be small in size, lighter in weight, quieter in noise, lower fuel consumption, less in maintenance cost, low voltage fluctuation, good in block loading and CPCB compliant. CPCB II has been introduced and Cooper Corporation is ready for this because of our eco-friendly gensets manufactured under the brand name Cooper Ecopack.
(The writer is GM Business Development & Performance Support, Cooper Corporation Pvt. Ltd.)