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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.

clean diesel fuel and equipment could help LA port meet regulations

The ports (1st and 2nd in the rankings for volumes handled) are intensive users of vehicles, boats and powered equipment.  They are keen to meet the stringent requirements set by Californian regulators but also aware of the time/cost implications of utilising alternative technologies.

The Diesel Technology Forum has weighed in to the debate to ensure that diesel tech gets a fair hearing. The forum has highlighted that switching to renewable diesel fuel and upgrading older vehicles and equipment would achieve massive emissions reductions in a short period of time and with lower cost projections than the alternatives.

The most important factor seems to be that improved diesel fuel and equipment is available immediately and with little change to port infrastructure.

Interesting to see such a positive affirmation of the continuing relevance of diesel power.

If you are looking for the reliability and immediacy of a British made generator then talk to Eagle Generators today.

Call +44 (0) 121 5570270 or e-mail us on sales@kw1.com or take a look at our inventory of low hours gensets today.

 

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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.

used diesel generators for Bangladesh. Dhaka, Chittagong, Khulna

Despite ambitious plans by the Bangladesh government to expand power production using a variety of fossil fuel and renewable sources, energy reliability for the industrial, commercial and civic sectors is still an issue.

That’s where Eagle Generators comes in.

Eagle has provided backup and standby diesel gensets to Bangladesh for many years.  In addition to new Perkins and Cummins diesel generators our used generator inventory has proved very popular to buyers from Dhaka to Chittagong.  We can supply generators from 15 KVA to 2500 KVA and that includes all of the leading British, European and US brands. All of our second hand generators are serviced, maintained and load tested before shipment.

Why not contact Eagle Generators today to find out how we can help.

If you are calling from Bangladesh dial +44 (0) 121 5570270 or e-mail us on sales@kw1.com.

 

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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.

new and used diesel generators. Backup up power for critical business operations.

The thing is that many other businesses and organisations are extremely vulnerable to losing the grid.  Individual shops, offices or warehouses may not take priority in the risk management plan, but in the 21st century can any of them operate without IT and communications support, or any of the other ancillary services (think air con or lifts or fire sprinklers or pumps) that we have come to rely on?

Interruptions to the power supply are only a thunderstorm, a mechanical diggers shovel or falling tree away.  In the UK some commentators are suggesting a structural threat to the energy supply as planned increases in generating capacity do not appear to be keeping pace with rising demand.  It is a problem that is also being discussed in countries such as Australia and the US, let alone places in the developing world which have a history of such problems.

Fortunately there are a variety of technologies that can keep the lights on.  In some circumstances diesel generators can be used alongside renewable energy technologies to create micro grids, otherwise diesel gensets alone can provide a reliable source of emergency power.

Which generator you need is all about how much power is required for your application.  That’s where Eagle steps in.  We can provide advice on the right generator package to meet your needs. We can provide either new units (from Cummins and Perkins) or used fully maintained, low hours units from a range of well-known suppliers.

Talk to us today to discuss your requirements. Call freephone 0800 999 3303+44 (0) 121 5570270 or e-mail us on sales@kw1.com.

 

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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%.

Second hand diesel generators supplied to the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

In major centres such as Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah the requirement is primarily for back-up capability for major industrial, commercial and civic organisations.  In the rest of the country diesel generators are often used as a primary power source or have a more critical role in providing electricity because of issues with the grid.

The market is strong across a range of power outputs, although the versatility of 5 KVA to 75 KVA generators does make them numerically the most popular.

Eagle has supported the diesel generator market in UAE for some time.  We can cater for a wide range of requirements from domestic through to large-scale commercial needs.  Our used generator inventory includes generators from 15 KVA to 2500 KVA, and if you can’t see what you want then we can can get it. All of our used gensets are serviced, maintained and load tested before dispatch.

Why not contact Eagle Generators today to find out how we can help.

If you are calling from UAE dial +44 (0) 121 5570270 or e-mail us on sales@kw1.com.

 

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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.

Replace your obsolete diesel generators

We were intrigued to see a story about power supply problems at the Australian Signals Directorate (the equivalent to Britain’s GCHQ).  After the mains power supply went down back-up generators failed to kick leaving the agency electronically blind for around two hours.

It transpired that the agency was relying on three 50 year old generators that required parts to be specially manufactured to replace ones that were no longer available.

Eagle, of course, could have helped.  In addition to new Perkins and Cummins gensets, we always have a selection of great value diesel generators from 15 KVA to 2500 KVA in stock.

Don’t let your standby capability get obsolete.  Talk to Eagle today about replacement gen sets. Call freephone 0800 999 3303+44 (0) 121 5570270 or e-mail us on sales@kw1.com.

 

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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.

UPS caused BA power and system failure

In the immediate aftermath BA CEO Alex Cruz talked about a power supply surge at its Boadicea House data centre.  Speculation at the time centred on problems with the back-up generators at the data centre.  Now, according to IT news source The Register, it seems that the facility’s UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) may have been the culprit.  UPS is intended to provide power for the few minutes it takes to get the back-up generators running at full speed, as well as finessing the supply to the correct voltage.

In this instance a UPS problem would either mean that the data centre lost power for a few moments or that the server racks suffered a power overload and were damaged.

What this goes to show is that providing standby power isn’t simply a question of buying a generator.  A wider set of factors and equipment choices need to be considered to suit your specific power requirements.  Fortunately Eagle Generators can provide the experience and expertise you need to make the right decision, as well as offering a massive choice of new and used diesel generators.

Talk to us today to discuss your requirements. Call freephone 0800 999 3303+44 (0) 121 5570270 or e-mail us on sales@kw1.com.

 

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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 weather.

Although the majority of the increase in sales of generators is for 2 to 3 KVA capacity units, significant numbers of standby generators of 100 to 250 KVA have also been imported – especially at construction sites.

Eagle has been a supplier of diesel generator sets to Pakistan for many years.  We have an extensive stock of pre-owned generators rated from 100 KVA to 2500 KVA output. Our second-hand generators are all serviced, maintained and load tested before dispatch.

Our experience is second to none in ensuring we match your needs with the right genset for your requirements.  We can help every step of the way to get your generator to you, ready to go.

Whether you are in Hyderabad, Islamabad, Karachi or Lahore we can supply you with a great British generator.

Why not contact Eagle Generators today to find out how we can help.

If you are calling from Pakistan dial +44 (0) 121 5570270 or e-mail us on sales@kw1.com.

 

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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.  There are a number of factors to consider.

new and old diesel generators for sale. How do you choose?

New GeneratorsComparison between new and used diesel 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.  Something else to bear in mind is the timescales involved when buying a new generator.   Depending on the size and manufacturer there may be a longer wait or limited availability than if buying a used model.

So if you have the time to wait and would prefer a full manufacturer’s warranty and the security that offers, then a new generator could be the right choice for you.

Comparing Used and New Diesel Generators

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 models, even with low hours on the engines, are substantially less than the cost of a new one with savings of anything up to about 50% compare to the cost of a new one.

Another benefit of opting for used is that of availability.  They can be bought and installed very quickly, you can simply purchase and arrange shipping immediately.

Also it is important to bear in mind that big name manufacturers build industrial strength equipment that is built to last so the risk is negligible.  Generators have a long life span, build to carry out their function of providing essential power, whether it be prime, standby or emergency.  Also depending on the age of the generator it may still have some manufacturer’s warranty and in some cases the dealer will provide some sort of guarantee.

The only potential downside of buying a used generator is just that, it is used and not new.  You therefore have to trust the seller to provide such details, as when buying a used car, like history, condition and previous usage.  This makes is essential to purchase from a reputable dealer, with experience and technical expertise, who have tested and repaired where necessary.

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 pumps, fuel pumps etc are cleaned, checked and replaced where necessary.  The result being a diesel generator that is almost as good as new with bearings, seals, gaskets and all other consumables replaced with new.

The re-built generator is then tested and the results recorded along with specifications, so that the customer has all the details they need.

This option can be very advantageous. Although the generator is not new, it is thoroughly re-built and tested, they are in most cases as good as new.  It is important when buying a re-build, you ensure to buy from a reputable supplier with experience of re-building.

So to summarise, whilst buying new gives you the security of a manufacturer’s warranty, used is less expensive and the risk is still low.

Contact Eagle Generators for advice or assistance when making your decision of which generator to buy; new, used or a re-build. We are more than happy to help and will provide more information on specific models for comparison. call us on freephone 0800 999 3303+44 (0) 121 5570270 or e-mail us on sales@kw1.com today.

 

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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 fleet is being operated by Aggreko and uses a specialist telemetry system to monitor and manage power usage around the site.  Over 60,000 litres of hydro-treated vegetable oil (HVO) will be needed to keep the lights on for acts such as the Foo Fighters, Radiohead and Ed Sheeran.

It’s a fascinating example of how the generator industry is keeping pace with changes in technology to provide decentralised power generation.

Talk to Eagle today about your power generation requirements. Simply call freephone 0800 999 3303+44 (0) 121 5570270 or e-mail us on sales@kw1.com.

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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.

back-up diesel generators for data centres

IT system failures grounded hundreds of flights and left thousands of BA passengers stranded at Heathrow and Gatwick.  Disruption to airline operations lasted right through to Monday May 29th and may cost BA £150m in compensation claims.

Now, nobody knows the full story of how a power outage could bring down the computer system of a multi-billion pound business like British Airways.  What it does reveal, however, is that problems happen to even the biggest and best.

If your organisation needs power to function properly then you need at least an option of a back-up power source, one that can be up and running in minutes not days.

Why not talk to Eagle Generators about the options available to you?

In addition to brand new British diesel generators from Cummins and Perkins we also hold an inventory of second-hand gensets from key manufacturers like Cat, Cummins, Deutz, Iveco, JCB, MTU, Perkins and Volvo.

Take a look today or just get in touch to discuss your requirements. Call freephone 0800 999 3303, +44 (0) 121 5570270 or e-mail us on sales@kw1.com.

 

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