Tag: diesel fuel

Diesel fuel in general is any liquid fuel used in diesel engines, whose fuel ignition takes place, without spark, as a result of compression of the inlet air mixture and then injection of fuel. (Glow plugs, grid heaters and heater blocks help achieve high temperatures for combustion during engine startup in cold weather.) Diesel engines have found broad use as a result of higher thermodynamic and thus fuel efficiencies. This is particularly noted where diesel engines are run at part-load; as their air supply is not throttled as in a petrol engine, their efficiency still remains high.

Project Profile – Microgrid Technology

Project Profile – Microgrid Technology

Nearly 25 years ago, Caterpillar opened a proving ground about 30 miles southwest of Tucson, AZ. The facility consists of large open-air test areas, where Caterpillar conducts field trials of many of its large mining equipment before being brought to market. The proving ground site also includes workshops and an office building.

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A Finger on the Pulse of Collection Operations

A Finger on the Pulse of Collection Operations

There’s an old saying in the solid waste industry that a waste management company does not make money by picking waste up, so much as it does by putting it back down again. That is to say, the labor-intensive act of collecting waste is not as profitable as capital-intensive disposal

The Benefits of Bi-Fuel Generators

The Benefits of Bi-Fuel Generators

Traditionally, diesel fuel has been the leader in standby power solutions. Diesel-fueled standby generators are perceived to be the most durable and reliable option available, as well as the most power-dense and cost-effective. These types of generators satisfy the standards that specify standby power sources and onsite fuel requirements. But,

A Fuel Phase Transition

A Fuel Phase Transition

There is a quiet (and sometimes not so quiet) revolution taking place in the way America powers its motors, engines, and turbines. Industrial motors, traditionally powered by diesel and gasoline fuels, are transitioning to a new fuel source—natural gas.

Compressed natural gas (CNG) and its cousin liquid propane gas (LPG) are becoming

Engine Block Heaters: Quick Starts for Standby Power

Engine Block Heaters: Quick Starts for Standby Power

Typically they don’t land on the desk of top decision-makers or lend themselves to innovative applications. Andy Rudderham, vice president of sales for Total Systems Ltd. in Mississauga, ON, says equipment dealers and genset packagers are the only ones likely to get fired up about them. But whether you call

Renewable Energy for Onsite Power Generation

Renewable Energy for Onsite Power Generation

Although every situation is unique, and it’s difficult to generalize, Barry Worthington, executive director of the US Energy Association (USEA) in Washington, DC, says progress in renewable energy over the last 10 years has been phenomenal as systems become more efficient. Nevertheless, use of renewable energy for onsite power generation

Don’t Be a Nasty Neighbor

Don’t Be a Nasty Neighbor

“Not in my backyard” is a familiar phrase in the solid waste industry. People don’t want a landfill in their neighborhood, but it’s inevitable that these facilities are going to have some type of neighbors—whether residential, commercial, or industrial—so keeping those neighbors happy by reducing dust, odor, and noise is

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