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Here we will discuss interesting articles revolving around power,light and energy. We will also share with you the latest developments in our business with respect to diesel generators,industrial engines,home inverters and batteries.
All of us enjoy electrical
appliances, be it domestic or commercial. But we tend to forget that there is
an underlying network of cables supporting the entire system. High technology
is involved in the making these cables, which makes them withstand tough
conditions for years.
We strongly believe that basic
knowledge about the cables are a must for them who own a genset. Choosing the
manufacturer recommended Power Cable for your genset is important. To save a
few bucks we are often tempted to use cheaper options which may lead to many
issues like the ones discussed below.
Undersized cable will generate
excessive heat which may melt the protective cover of the cable leading to
hazards like fire or electric shock.
In case there is a short
circuit, an undersized cable will not withstand the fault current. The cable
may melt, burn or even cause severe damage to connected equipment even before
any tripping mechanism may work.
Powerol recommends the use of
3.5 Core Armoured Power Cable for three phase and 2 Core Armoured Power Cable
for single phase gensets.
Let us understand what this
3.5 Core cables will have 3
stranded wires for R, Y, B Phases, with diameter X and one stranded wire for
Neutral with diameter X/2.
A 2 Core cable will have one
Phase wire and one Neutral wire of same diameter.
3.5 Core Cable
2 Core Cable
Construction of 3.5 Core and 2 Core Armoured
Weather Proof Coating :
Withstands every weather condition.
Steel Armour :
Provides the mechanical and tensile strength to withstand toughest conditions.
Extra Insulation :
Under the steel insulation this extra insulation lies.
Core Insulation :
Prevents short circuit. Insulation material should be XLPE if underground cable
Stranded Conductor :
These are the current carrying conductors.
RIGHT POWER CABLE
due to usage of undersized cables and loose thumbing causes most of the
electrical failures. Choosing the right size and type of Power Cable is a
critical technical decision. Consider every possible factors before making a
The size of
Power Cables (generally referred in Sq.mm) primarily depends on the Ampere
rating of the Genset. Copper is a better conductor compared to Aluminium, they
are the best material to be considered. For the same amount current lesser
diameter of Copper cable can be used compared to Aluminium cable. Downside of
using a Copper Cable is they are heavier and costlier than the Aluminium
laying the cable try to keep the bends minimum and avoid sharp bends.
joints, use a continuous cable. In case a joint is unavoidable the work must be
done by a qualified person. Incorrect joint will lead to expensive failure in
right size of thimbles and proper crimping to make a proper terminal
proper terminal connection the contact area must be adequate.
termination will lead to local heat generation. Which will lead to failure.
connection arising out of improper position. Gaps between leads and terminals,
in such cases the Nuts or Bolts will carry the load current. Normally they are
made of Mild Steel and are not designed to carry high current.
Do consult an authorized person before purchasing the Power
Cable. Powerol has a highly competent team of genset installation specialist.
You may contact them for any guidance.
large variety of Power Cable types to suit different kind of operation.
Including all of them in this blog will make it little overwhelming for the
reader. If you are interested to know more about Power Cables, do let us know
in the comments section, we will be happy to help you.
Generators have been the unchallenged king in the field of backup power
generation since ages. Modern day diesel generators are technologically very
advanced and meets every stringent emission norm enforced by the Government. While
the Government is still pushing the limit for the quality of emission, the Diesel
Generator manufacturers are working continuously to make a more fuel efficient
and environment friendly products.
While the technology for Diesel Generators was progressing, Natural Gas
technology also came a long way and made significant inroads in the market.
Generators are very silent, ensures very low operating cost and most
importantly the emission from a Gas Generator contains ZERO Particulate Matter.
emission from Automobiles and Generators significantly contributes in the
production of harmful Green House Gases (GHG). The CO2 and N2Ogases hold back the heat which tries to go back to space from the surface
of the earth, this makes the atmosphere warmer. The carbon particles (commonly
described as Particulate Matter or PM) present in the emission absorbs a huge
amount of heat and makes the atmosphere warmer. This is one of the major causes
of global warming which is causing havoc worldwide.
(Source: Center for Climate and Energy Solutions)
These emissions make the air extremely harmful for our health. Quality
of air in all major cities in India are worsening steadily. Air Quality Index
(AQI) is a scientific method of measuring the air quality and currently Delhi
is topping the chart in India for having the worst quality of air, indicated by
a higher AQI number. Delhi is having the highest Particulate Matter pollution
in India and currently the city with 6th worst air quality in the
world, if the entire NCR is added then it is the 2nd worst city in
The Particulate Matter present in the emission gases are often denoted
by PM2.5 and PM10. The PM2.5 refers to the
particulate matter with a diameter less than 2.5 micrometres. These fine
particles are dangerous for our health. Due to their small size they can
directly enter our lungs. They can disturb our entire Respiratory System and
pollution is a global concern. There can’t be any excuse for inaction. Our
sincere commitment towards a greener future is articulated by the launch of
India’s first CPCB 2 approved Natural Gas
Genset. It offers ZERO PARTICULATE MATTER EMISSION which makes it an
environment friendly Generator.
Powerol is closely working with natural gas suppliers to provide gas
pipe lines at your premises. Piped Natural Gas supply will eliminate the need
of periodic refuelling and will ensure good quality of fuel.
We human beings have destroyed enough of this earth in the name of
development. The use of fossil fuel which gave us the power and mobility, literally
transformed our lives, but we did not use it responsibly. Our own invention for
human wellbeing is turning against us.
It is high time for us to act responsibly. The choices we make today
will decide whether we are heading for a greener future or a disaster.
Thankfully today we have green technologies and innovations at our
disposal which promises to protect the environment.
Powerol is dedicatedly working on green technologies like Natural Gas
Generators, waste energy management, Battery for Telecom Sites, Solar Power for
Telecom sites, and so on.
You can be a part of our green journey either by owning a green
technology product or by spreading the awareness. We are all ears to hear from
you. If you have any questions or need any guidance, feel free to contact us. We
will be happy to help you.