New or Used Generators (Gen Set) by Owners and Dealers
Generator sets, also known as a "gen set", can provide power to any job site that is not connected to grid, needs an emergency supply, or wants to perform peak shaving. The generators come in various sizes and power ratings. The fuel type of the generator may be diesel, gasoline, or natural gas, and they may be trailer-mounted, mobile, or stationary.
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The Marketplace for Buying and Selling Industrial Generators
A generator set, aka a "gen set", can provide power to any job site that is not connected to grid or otherwise needs an emergency supply. In addition, a gen set can save money by producing power during peak hours when energy costs the most (a practice known as “peak shaving”). We are pleased to offer a huge listing of gas, natural gas, and diesel generator sets for all of your power supply needs.
Choosing the Right Gen Set
A gen set can be split into three main types:
- Diesel Generator Sets – A diesel genset has better fuel efficiency than a gas gen set, but usually cost more. Earlier models are much noisier than modern versions.
- Gasoline Generator Sets – Although less expensive than diesel, their components are actually more expensive to replace. More popular than diesel when it comes to intermittent use.
- Natural Gas – The most expensive gen set to operate is also potentially explosive, so caution must be taken at all times. However, since many buildings have a natural gas line, you usually won’t need to store fuel.
Whether you choose a natural gas, gasoline, or diesel genset, you will need to decide on the best cooling system. Again, there are three types:
- Air-cooled – The loudest and cheapest cooling system with low maintenance costs (typically received for smaller generator sets).
Typically used for power levels ranging from 8 to 20 kilowatts.
- Water-cooled – Larger generator sets require liquid cooling, which is quieter than air, but also more complex and oftentimes messier.
Typically used for power levels ranging from 25 to 60 kilowatts.
- Hydrogen – The most powerful gen set is also the most dangerous; hydrogen is highly combustible and most be closely monitored.
Typically used for power levels above 60 kilowatts.