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Advantages of Diesel Air-Cooled Used Generators

Advantages of Diesel Air-Cooled Used Generators Diesel air-cooled used generators have a great reputation for reliability and are reasonably inexpensive.  They are extremely versatile and suitable for all kinds of industries. Using diesel as the fuel source for a generator is advantageous as it is often more readily available, safer to store and generally less […]

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Amperage Chart – kVa/kW

Amperage Chart – kVa/kW Amperage Chart – kVa/kW This chart shows you an estimate of the output amperage of a diesel generator based on the operating power and voltage. Please note that this designed to aid you and should only be used as an estimate.  It is not an exact figure as other factors can alter […]

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Approximate Diesel Fuel Consumption Chart

Approximate Diesel Fuel Consumption Chart This chart shows you an estimate of the fuel consumption of a diesel generator based on the size of the generator and the load at which the generator is operating at.  Please note that this is for information and should only be used as an estimate.  It is not an […]

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Are you prepared for the coming winter months?

Are you prepared for the coming winter months? This coming winter blackouts seem like a serious possibility with the risk significantly increased due to recent closures of power stations.  Several power stations have closed over the past few months, with more reducing their output.  The BBC reports that spare capacity on the grid will be […]

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More FAQ’s

More FAQ’s What is the difference between standby, continuous, and prime power ratings? Standby – used in emergencies such as power cuts.  The purpose of a standby power generator is to provide emergency power when the main source of power is interrupted.  The recommendation for this level of power is to be used for short periods […]

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Diesel Generators – FAQ’s

Diesel Generators – FAQ’s What is a Diesel Generator? A diesel generator is the combination of a diesel engine with an electric generator (often an alternator) to generate electrical energy.  A diesel compression-ignition engine is designed to run on fuel oil, but some types are adapted for other liquid fuels or natural gas. Diesel generators […]

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Tips on buying a used generator

Tips on buying a used generator Buying a used diesel generator has several advantages.  Pre-owned units are often the most cost-effective way of fulfilling, both small and large companies’ requirements. There are certain things to consider when purchasing a used diesel generator.  First you need to calculate your power requirements.  This can be done by using our […]

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Types of Diesel Engines and the importance of them in everyday life

Types of Diesel Engines and the importance of them in everyday life A type of internal combustion engine more accurately known as a compression ignition engine is designed to provide power by compressing the fuel at high temperature and significant pressure until it ignites. Diesel engines are either two-stroke or four-stroke.  ‘Stroke’ means the movement […]

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Which size generator do I need?

Which size generator do I need? One of the most important considerations when purchasing a diesel generator is making sure it can cope with your requirements. If the generator is not the right size of power output it can cause damage to both the equipment connected to it as well as the generator itself. Prime, […]

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Who invented the Diesel Generator?

Who invented the Diesel Generator? This page is for those people who are searching for information about the history of diesel generators and who invented them. If you are looking to buy new or used diesel generators, please follow the links below. New Diesel Generators     Used Diesel Generators Who invented Diesel Generators? The answer […]

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Why buy from us?

Why buy from us? Eagle Generators have been sourcing and supplying the best, most reliable British made diesel generators to clients around the world for over 35 years! Competitive Prices Expert Advice Over 35 years’ experience Large servicing / re-build workshop and storage centre Highly qualified mechanics and technical engineers Superior testing and diagnostic equipment Knowledgeable helpdesk […]

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Power Cut Panic

Power Cut Panic In the most part, everything we do relies on having a constant power source.  Something we may perhaps take for granted.  Have a read of this list to remind yourself how critical power is to our homes and industries.  Even a short absence of power can have a huge impact and cause […]

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Power in Developing Countries

Power in Developing Countries It is estimated that 58% of the World’s population does not have access to utilities power.  The global demand for energy is estimated to increase by approximately 60% over the next 15 years.  Although over the last quarter of a century has seen more than 1 billion people in developing countries […]

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Virtual Power Plants

Virtual Power Plants The modern era of digital interaction now goes even further giving us the ability to manage our power generation remotely over the internet. Moving even further from the genius that is e-commerce shopping, cyber business and 1-click ordering, we now have the capability to build virtual power plants! This year a company […]

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African Education Needs Energy

African Education Needs Energy According to a BBC report (“E-learning for Africa held back by power shortage”) the drive to provide e-learning facilities is being hampered by a chronic shortage of power. This means that millions of children across the continent can’t take advantage of the advances in educational technology that are being driven by low […]

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Temporary Power Market to Reach $6.4 billion by 2021

Temporary Power Market to Reach $6.4 billion by 2021 Annual growth of 10.6% According to International Rental News the temporary power market is forecast to grow to $6.4 billion by 2021 at a staggering 10.6% annual growth rate. A report from Research and Markets suggests that growth is driven partly from supply-side problems (old infrastructure in developed countries […]

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Second-Hand Cummins Diesel Generators

Second-Hand Cummins Diesel Generators Eagle Generators always has a range of second-hand Cummins diesel generators available for immediate worldwide delivery. At the moment we have Cummins sets with outputs from  300 KVA to 2000 KVA mated to Newage, Stamford and PSTBOW alternators.   All of our second-hand generators have low-hours and a full maintenance record. We service and test […]

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Microgrids Will Power the Internet of Things

Microgrids Will Power the Internet of Things According to a recent article for Intel by Andres Carvallo (an expert on smart grids and power infrastructure) microgrids will play a key role in enabling the growth of the Internet of Things (IOT) and Smart Cities. Microgrids are local energy grids which can be powered by a wide range of energy sources from fuel […]

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Diesel is the best fuel for a standby generator.

Diesel is the best fuel for a standby generator. You have probably recognised that most standby generators are diesel powered rather than petrol (gasoline) or LPG. It isn’t just accident. Diesel fuel has some inherent advantages that make it very suitable for power generation duties in a wide variety of applications and environments. So what […]

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Energy warning as clocks go back

Energy warning as clocks go back British Summer Time ended on Sunday 30th October. A time for Britons to bemoan the onset of dark nights and lower temperatures. It also heralded a Capacity Market Notice warning from the National Grid, because the change in the clocks also brings in an increase in power consumption.  The Notice tells power […]

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Farm Backup Generators Make Money?

Farm Backup Generators Make Money? According to Farmers Weekly the diesel generators that sit idle, for the most part, in farms across the UK could be an extra source of revenue. Ben Pratt, energy consultant at Savills, says in an article entitled ‘Backup generators can earn extra cash‘, that diesel generators able to produce power […]

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Second-Hand Perkins Diesel Generators

Second-Hand Perkins Diesel Generators    Eagle Generators always has a range of second-hand Perkins diesel generators available for immediate worldwide delivery. At the moment we have Perkins sets with outputs from  15 KVA to 1500 KVA mated to Leroy Somer, Marelli, Mecc Alte, Newage and Stamford  alternators. Our pre-owned generators have a full service and maintenance record making them ready for transport and […]

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West End Power Blackout

West End Power Blackout Black Friday became a reality in London’s West End on 25th November as a fault on a high voltage cable cut off power to businesses around Piccadilly Circus, Soho and Carnaby Street. The power failure left the streets in darkness, stopped performances of the major West End shows and closed down […]

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What Will Cause Your Next Power Failure?

What Will Cause Your Next Power Failure? In the developed world at least it’s easy to become complacent about the supply of electricity isn’t it? But even when we have a full grid, lots of generating capacity,  well maintained distribution network and lots of highly trained engineers things can still go wrong. How about the […]

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Basic diesel generator maintenance

Basic diesel generator maintenance It’s important to get a qualified engineer to look after your diesel generators. However there are some things that you can do to reduce the chance of problems when you need your genset to work. Here a few self-help ideas. Regular Start-Ups Implement a monthly generator test schedule.  It will enable […]

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ISO 9001 focus on risk

ISO 9001 focus on risk The latest iteration of the global quality standard, ISO 9001:2015, has made risk management a key element to guide operational planning and implementation. It is intended to move organisations away from simply fixing existing problems to becoming proactive in; Identifying sources of risk Understanding the nature of risk from the perspective of stakeholders […]

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Check your Diesel Generator’s fuel

Check your Diesel Generator’s fuel Regular checks of your generator’s fuel tanks are essential even if your equipment is properly maintained, regularly serviced and sited in a benign location. As the diesel fuel in the tank get warm during the day and then cools at night a process called thermal expansion causes condensation to form. […]

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Diesel Microgrids For Reduced Cost Stand-by Power

Diesel Microgrids For Reduced Cost Stand-by Power Whilst most attention in the standby power market is on the use of renewable energy, a new report has highlighted that diesel generators aren’t going away anytime soon. “Power Begins at Home: Assured Energy for U.S. Military Bases” (by Nobilis,  commissioned by The Pew Charitable Trusts and published […]

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What to look for in a used diesel genset

What to look for in a used diesel genset You need a used diesel generator for standby power at your factory or datacentre, but what exactly are the criteria for making a selection.   Here are a few tips from Eagle Generators. The most important factor is what power output do you need for your particular application. […]

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Kenya’s Diesel Market Set for Growth

Kenya’s Diesel Market Set for Growth According to 6Wresearch the diesel generator marketing will reach $206.5 million by 2022. The growth is based on a number of factors.  Firstly Kenya’s economy has been performing very well. In Q3 2016 GDP expanded by an annual rate of 5.7% (Source: FocusEconomics) with strong performances in sectors such as mining and […]

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Datacentres. Energy companies need your back-up power capacity

Datacentres. Energy companies need your backup power capacity The UK government is on track to shut-down all coal-fired power stations by 2025. This means that energy companies are desperately seeking both alternative supply sources and ways of reducing demand.   Datacentres have become a centre of attention for both sides of that search.  The UK […]

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Used Diesel Generators for Nigeria

Used Diesel Generators for Nigeria Eagle Generators has a long history of supplying low hours British diesel generator sets to the Nigerian market. We stock a wide range of used diesel generators from 15KVA to 2500KVA output. All of our generators have been carefully serviced and maintained – we carry in-house load testing before dispatch. Our team […]

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Diesels Desired Down Under

Diesels Desired Down Under A full scale energy crisis is brewing in the Australian states of Victoria, NSW and South Australia. Some commentators are even forecasting a 75% chance of blackouts as a major power station in Victoria is closed down with limited capacity available to fill the energy gap. Apparently a worthy drive to increase the […]

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Used 250 KVA Diesel Generators

Used 250 KVA Diesel Generators Looking for second hand 250KVA diesel gensets? Look no further. Eagle Generators currently has three used 250KVA generators in stock. Sisu 146 hours, 2008 – sold Iveco Mecc Alte 856 hours, 2000 Dorman Stamford 756 hours, 1973 These are all turbo 6 cylinder in line models.  The Sisu unit is […]

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Used Diesel Generators for the Indian Market

Used Diesel Generators for the Indian Market India has had some well documented issues with power generation over recent years. A number of states are suffering power deficits and despite the construction of a number of transmission corridors many areas still suffer from power cuts. As the Indian economy grows and modernises the impact of […]

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What is Biodiesel?

What is Biodiesel? Biodiesel is an alternative to petroleum-based diesel fuel that can be produced from a range of vegetable oils and animal fats and oils. These can be sourced through growing crops like rapeseed and from waste oils from restaurants and food manufacturers. The feed oils are converted into biodiesel using a process called […]

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Second Hand 1500 KVA Diesel Generators

Second Hand 1500 KVA Diesel Generators Looking for second hand 1500 KVA diesel generators? Take a look at Eagle Generators’ impressive selection of gen sets today.  15 KVA to 1500 KVA and more.   Eagle Generators currently has three used 250KVA generators in stock. Perkins Newage 1420 hours, 1991 – sold Perkins Marelli 800 hours, […]

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Used 15 KVA to 100 KVA Diesel Gen Sets

Looking for second-hand diesel generators with a power output up to 100 KVA? Eagle Generators always has a number of used gen sets in stock in this output range, typically starting at 15 KVA. Currently, our inventory includes; Perkins Mecc Alte 15 KVA, 0 hours. 2017 Deutz Mecc Alte 75 KVA, test hours. 2016 John […]

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Second Hand Diesel Generators for Ghana

Second Hand Diesel Generators for Ghana Eagle Generators has been supplying new and used diesel generators to organisations across Ghana for many years.   Our second-hand inventory includes generators rated from 15KVA to 2500KVA output. All of our generators have been carefully serviced and maintained – we carry in-house load testing before dispatch. Eagle will help you choose the […]

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Power Supply Issue Grounds BA

Power Supply Issue Grounds BA The computer problems which hit British Airways over the Spring Bank Holiday Weekend were caused by a power supply issue according to BA Chairman and CEO, Alex Cruz. IT system failures grounded hundreds of flights and left thousands of BA passengers stranded at Heathrow and Gatwick.  Disruption to airline operations lasted right […]

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Glastonbury Powered by Biodiesel

Glastonbury Powered by Biodiesel This year’s Glastonbury Festival will be powered by a fleet of 230 generators running on Biodiesel. The internationally renowned event attracts 170,000 visitors to the Worthy Farm site in Somerset.  The Festival has a reputation for adopting environmentally friendly technical to cope with issues such as power generation and waste disposal. The generator […]

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Rebuilt Diesel Engines

To add yet another choice into the decision making process….. the re-built diesel generator.  These generators go through a very thorough process of complete disassembly during which all parts are cleaned and tested before being re-assembled.  Each part including cylinder blocks, cylinder bore, counter bores and crank bores, water passages, connecting rods and blowers, water […]

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Used Generators

Here we discuss the advantages of buying a used generator: 1) The cost-benefit of used generators: Typically used generators do not come with a warranty, however, it can be very advantageous to purchase a used model for a number of reasons.  One of these advantages is, of course, cost.  Often used generators, even with low hours […]

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New Generators

The main reason for buying a new generator is having the benefit of a manufacturer’s warranty.  These warranties vary significantly in their length   and terms but they tend to be between 1 and 2 years.  They can however sometimes significantly increase the overall cost.   Depending on the size and  manufacturer there may be […]

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New Diesel Generators Compared to Used Generators.

New Diesel Generators Compared to Used Generators. There is such a wide choice available when it comes to choosing a generator, so where to start? After identifying your requirements for use, ie to power heavy equipment or to provide prime, standby or emergency backup power, you then need to decide whether to go for new or used.  […]

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Used Diesel Generators for Pakistan

Used Diesel Generators for Pakistan The market for diesel generators in Pakistan has been boosted by continuing problems with the grid power supply. Many of the country’s large cities and towns have experienced long, unscheduled blackouts.  The situation has been exacerbated by a combination of power generation shortfalls and extra demand due to extremely hot […]

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BA Outage Down to UPS?

BA Outage Down to UPS? The cause of the problems suffered by BA at the end of May (cf “Power Supply Issue Grounds BA“), when IT systems crashed causing disruption to thousands of passengers, seems to have been narrowed down. In the immediate aftermath BA CEO Alex Cruz talked about a power supply surge at […]

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Obsolete Generators Stop Spies Spying

Obsolete Generators Stop Spies Spying   At Eagle we’ll always tell you that a well-maintained, low hours diesel generator will carry on providing a reliable back-up power source for decades.  However there comes a time for even the best piece of machinery has had its day. We were intrigued to see a story about power […]

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UAE Used Diesel Generators

UAE Used Diesel Generators   The growth of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as a major transportation and business hub, and its new attraction as a visitor destination is fuelling demand for diesel generators.  The UAE market is forecast to be worth $309m by 2020 with an annual growth rate of over 4%. In major […]

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Is Power Critical to Your Operation?

Is Power Critical to Your Operation?   There are some organisations in some circumstances where a power black-out is a complete no-no. Hospitals, because it’s a matter of life and death.  Data centres, where downtime means lawsuits. Factories, because no product no cash.  Or remote telecoms towers where no signal means complete isolation. The thing […]

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Diesel Generators for Bangladesh

Diesel Generators for Bangladesh Bangladesh has a large population of over 160 million and a growing economy.  Unfortunately like many developing countries its energy production and transmission capability can’t keep up with the demands of either consumers or commerce.   Despite ambitious plans by the Bangladesh government to expand power production using a variety of […]

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Clean Diesel Tech for the Port of Los Angeles

Clean Diesel Tech for the Port of Los Angeles According to the Diesel Technology Forum the adoption of clean diesel technology should be a key element of the Clean Air Action Plan being created by the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in the US.   The ports (1st and 2nd in the rankings for volumes […]

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Top 3 Reasons Standby Generators Fail

Top 3 Reasons Standby Generators Fail Diesel powered generators are widely seen as the most reliable form of backup power in the event of problems with the grid. From a mechanical perspective a diesel generator from well-respected brands such as Perkins, Cummins, Volvoor John Deere can run for many thousands of hours without the likelihood of breakdown or the need […]

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Sri Lanka Used Diesel Generators

Sri Lanka Used Diesel Generators The prospects for the Sri Lankan economy are looking good as the country celebrates a near quadrupling of its GDP to $81 billion, since 2005. Major investments continue to be made in key sectors such as tourism, textile manufacture and agriculture.  The government sees the future as a regional hub […]

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Latest Posts

Latest Posts Used 1250 KVA to 1500 KVA Diesel Generators Looking for used diesel generators with a power output between 1250 KVA and 1500 KVA? Eagle Generators always has a large number of low-hours second-hand generators in this output range. Latest Posts Used 1250 KVA to 1500 KVA Diesel Generators Looking for used diesel generators with a […]