Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Importance of Diesel Generators in Real Estate Segment !!!

It can be tricky to find a primary source of power when you are building new property. Sad is the fact that not all buildings will have an ability to be run on solar power. In an ideal world, instead of burning away all our precious fuels, we’d rely on solar energy for all our power related needs. But, this won’t always be the case. So, if you are building in an area where solar energy is sparse and you may be looking out for an alternative source of power, look no further than a diesel generator.
Below, let us give you a few pointers that highlight the importance of diesel generators in real estate:- 

1.       Power backup for commercial buildings
Is your commercial space or facility prepared to face emergency situations? What will be the scenario if a major storm would hit your area with a sweeping power failure and it caused a total loss of power? If your area is anything like most others across the country, it is possibly ill-equipped to face a sustained power outage. So, now is when you should assess the commercial facilities and govern the situation by ensuring access to emergency DG sets in case of a massive blackout.

2.       They work in sync with your existing systems
Are you working with real estate that already has a primary source of power? A diesel generator would be the best back up you can opt for. They work excellently with already existing systems for optimal output and great efficiency. Let it become a part of your systems and be in sync with the workings. In this way, you can choose to only switch the diesel generator on when your mains power (grid power) goes off.

3.       DG set will complement your solar-based systems
DG sets will make a great difference if your existing systems are solar-based. So instead of being solely reliant on solar power, you will be able to complement it with a diesel generator when you need it most.

4.       May be not the most environmentally sound, but an inevitability
Generators do eat away at our planet’s natural resources to some extent. But, real estate giants cannot entirely steer clear of them. Most of the times, DG sets are just an inevitability. So, you may sometimes need to grasp the nettle and look to save the environment when modifying, building, or renovating any property.

Mahindra Powerol’s new range of diesel generators are intended and designed to meet the patrons’ requirements in terms of performance, strength, serviceability, space, safety, and unparalleled aesthetics armed with topnotch post-sales support.

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Monday, 26 September 2016

The Importance of Diesel Generators in Health Care Industries !!!

Health care industry has become an integral part of our lives and it is difficult to imagine our survival without presence healthcare facilities. Thanks to the advanced technology utilized by hospitals and other health institutions, we are able to cure several diseases that we could have otherwise never cured without it!
Many of these incredible pieces of technology, like the surgical equipment and monitors, operate on electricity. Any power outage during a critical surgery or treatment can be life threatening for the patients. Wouldn’t it be incredibly dangerous for hospitals if there was a power outage? Thanks to the Diesel Generators, the answer is “no”!

The Generators Used in the Health Care Industry :-

With power blackouts being unpredictable and devastating for hospitals, it is necessary for hospitals to have a back-up generator running electricity for at least 24 hours. In hospitals, there are two types of Diesel Generators that are often utilized.
 The first type operates on a lot of natural gas and typically requires regular fuel refills but is easy to maintain. Therefore, many utility companies recognize this generator as a main generator rather than as a back-up.

The second type of dg set, which is usually used as a back-up, operates on diesel fuel. When this DG set utilizes one tank full of diesel, it can last for 8 hours. Otherwise, depending on the size of the hospital and the amount of fuel available on site, this DG set can act as a back-up for a minimum of 24 hours!

An electrical shortage at Hospitals vs At Home:-

What if there wasn’t a Diesel generator acting as a back-up at hospitals? If hospitals couldn’t maintain power, people who are gravely ill and injured would be the most at risk. Monitors, oxygen pumps and other valuable equipment can stop working and communication within the hospital, including emergency services could stop working as well. In the worst case scenario, a lack of a back-up generator could result in deaths!

However, this is not often the case at places like homes. It would be an inconvenience if the electricity goes off but it wouldn’t result in life threatening situation.

Overall, it is very important for the health-care industry to have a back-up diesel generator. A diesel generator is so important to places like hospitals that without it, it could seriously affect people. We, at Mahindra Powerol, realize the importance of Diesel Generators in places like hospitals, ensuring that we provide our customers with dg sets of the highest standard and offer after sales services of highest standards.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Air-Cooled Engines vs. Liquid-Cooled Engines

An internal combustion engine generates heat in order to produce power. However, only a small percentage of the heat can be utilized for the conversion of power into mechanical force. The rest is discarded either through the exhaust, cylinder walls, cylinder heads, crankcase walls or engine oil.
To remove the waste heat in the most efficient and reliable manner possible, engines are either air-cooled or liquid-cooled.

Air-Cooled Engines:-

Air-cooled engines have an increased surface area for quicker heat exchange and usually have fins on them. Air-cooled engines have a high heat tolerance, which means the parts of the engines are rated to perform over a higher temperature range. This is very important in extreme conditions such as during extremely hot summers. The parts of the engine are made in a way to accommodate the expansion of the metal in the hottest of climates.

Liquid-Cooled Engines:

Liquid-cooled engines have their heads without fins and are surrounded by a water cooling system. Although the term ‘Water-cooled’ is more popular term for these engines, of late, the water in the radiator is replaced by Ethylene Glycol based coolant which has got better thermal conductivity than water. The coolant is used to keep the temperature of the engine at an optimum level. The coolant flows through the channels and absorbs the engine heat and transfers it out of the engine through radiator fan. The flow pattern, rate, temperature and pressure can all be adjusted in order to provide maximum cooling effectiveness without increasing the surface area of the cylinder head or walls.

Which is Better?

Generally, both of them have an equal number of advantages and disadvantages.
Below are the features of both types of engines:

a.Air cooled engines have lesser moving parts and hence less maintenance is required.

b.Setting up a cooling package of a Liquid cooled engine is complex affair as many hoses, pipes and accurate sizing of radiator is required.

c.With the same size of engine, a liquid cooled engine produces more power compared to an air cooled engine.

d.Due to higher thermal conductivity of Ethylene Glycol based coolant, liquid cooled engines are more efficient in removing heat and thus can operate at full load at longer time duration's.

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Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Emission norms for Diesel Generators.

With all due respect to how much technology has advanced in the past few decades itself, pollution and harm to the environment has grown to an alarming state. If it weren’t for certain norms, rules and regulations that monitor the number of factors polluting the environment, the world would have been in shambles.

In India, the Ministry of Environment has been working tirelessly to ensure that the ratio for pollutants is balanced well with nature. The latest amendment from Ministry of Environment (Central Pollution Control Board) was rolled out in July 2014 which calls for substantial reduction in emissions from diesel generator sets.

These norms put a limit on how much volume of pollutants a certain diesel generator must emit. And the only thing better than damage control is preventing the harm. Most diesel generators produce harmful gases like Sulphur Dioxide, Carbon Mono Oxide, and Non-Methane Hydro Carbons among others.

What makes Mahindra Powerol Diesel Generators a whole lot better than most generators is the minimal amounts of hazardous gasses in parts per million units of volume that are emitted from their highly efficient diesel generator sets. 

From plants located in the municipality boundaries of a city or town to those located in distant areas, the standards set by the State Pollution Control Board are always met by these diesel generators.

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Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Waste Heat Recovery Systems on DG Set Exhausts.

Everything around us works on energy in some form or the other. So to protect, save and re-purpose energy is truly the need of the hour. From a cosmic concept like that emerges a device of more systemic nature, ‘Waste Heat Recovery Systems’. A waste heat recovery unit (WHRU) is an energy recovery heat exchange that recovers heat from hot streams with potential high energy content, such as hot flue gases from a diesel generator. Waste heat found in the exhaust gas of various processes or even from the exhaust stream of a conditioning unit can be used to preheat the incoming gas. This is one of the basic methods for recovery of waste heat. One uses this process as an economic method.

Here are some examples and the advantages of Waste Heat Recovery Systems on DG Set Exhausts

Waste heat recovery- Pressurized Hot water generators:

These units can be used on a maximum of 2 DG sets of 750 KVA each with an exhaust temperature of upto 450 degree Celsius. The heat recovery is a massive 470000 Kcal/Hr and can work upto 8 hours a day. The unit provides around 44 Lakh worth of savings annually.

Waste Heat Recovery - Steam Boiler:

A single unit can be connected to 2 units with an exhaust temperature bearing capacity of 500 degree Celsius. The heat recovery is as high as 380000kCal/Hr with an annual saving of 34 Lakhs.

Waste Heat Recovery - Air Preheater on Thermo Pack:

With a capacity of 20 Lac Kcal/hr and a FO firing rate of 180 kg/hr this device can handle                 exhaust temperatures upto 250 degree Celsius. The heat recovery is 65000kCal/hour and gives an annual saving of 12 Lac.

Waste Heat Recovery - Steam Boiler on furnace Exhaust:

This device can be used on decarb furnaces with exhaust capacities upto 280 degree Celsius. With heat recovery of 22000kCal/hr the annual savings is upto 9 lakhs.

Waste Heat Recovery - Air Pre Heater on Steam Boiler:

With a functioning capacity of 500 kg/hr at 40 kg/cm2 and an exhaust temperature of 350 degree Celsius, this device can efficiently handle heat recovery upto 30000 k cal/hr. giving an annual saving of 7.5 lakhs.

Waste Heat Recovery - Hot Water Generator:

Usually used for heat treatment furnaces with an exhaust temperature of 400 degree Celsius & an HSD firing rate of 40 kg/hour this equipment can handle heat recovery of upto 100000kCal/hour and save upto 16 lakhs.  

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Solving Disputes Related to Maintenance

One of the biggest issues faced by diesel generator owners today is the post purchase maintenance and servicing of the machine. The customer is often bothered by numerous financial disputes such as; Performance of their dg sets, service support for dg sets being delivered on time and availability of inexpensive spare parts.

What the Customer Wants

Undeniably, what every customer wants is an efficient product. In a Diesel Generator, the desired features would be an infallible back-up power system, timely repairs, no uncertain breakdowns and a low cost of ownership.  Despite the customer being offered a 2-year (6000 hour) standard warranty with 4 labor-free services by the manufacturer and the estimated cost of maintaining a diesel generator works out to be Rs. 96-130 a day, there is an immense amount of uncertainty after the warranty period has ended.

Introducing Our Super Shield Plan

The solution to most of these problems is Mahindra Powerol’s 5 year Super Shield plan! This all-inclusive plan covers all charges regarding spares, consumables, repair and labour, with periodic maintenance and a power back-up in case the DG set isn’t repaired within 48 hours.  These advantages reach an unbeatable cost which works out to be less than Rs. 70 per day!

With nearly all conditions covered, the Super Shield Plan is a comprehensive plan resistant to price inflation. All you have to do is pay for diesel while Mahindra Powerol takes care of the rest.

Overall, we at Mahindra Powerol ensure that our service reaches the customers as soon as possible. With our wide-spread service network branching to over 150 service dealers and over 1000 trained technicians, we feel that it is paramount for our customers to be satisfied with our products and we will strive to rectify any issues that may arise.

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