How to calculate the KVA needed when it comes time to choose a genset?

Consumo de un grupo electrógeno

A differential factor when it comes to choosing a genset is to know how to identify the necessary power for each application. It is necessary to identify the needs of the installation according to the electrical power required.

If you do it correctly, you will have taken the first step both to ensure and extend the useful life of the equipment and to reduce fuel consumption as much as possible. In other words, correctly identifying the power will avoid additional maintenance costs and breakdowns in the medium term.

The most effective way to do this is to ask your dealer for advice. Know that at Agresa we will study your case carefully and we will not stop until we find the ideal power and solution to cover the needs of your installation.

If the calculation of power and consumption is not correct… What can happen?

Consumo grupos electrogenos

Oversizing the power of a group has a few consequences. Firstly, you will be raising your price unnecessarily. It should also be noted that its capacity for use is wasted and fuel consumption is greatly increased and, consequently, maintenance or operating costs.

On the other hand, if what you do is calculate a power lower than necessary, it is very likely that you run the risk of overloading the equipment, reducing its useful life and greatly increasing the possibility of suffering a breakdown.

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What questions should be asked to determine the power and use of your generator set?

There are a number of questions that must be asked to determine both the power and consumption of the genset you choose. Above all, you should be very clear about the following:

  • Activity to be performed by the group?

  • Where is the installation located?

  • What equipment or machines are used in this installation, which must be supplied with electricity?

  • What conditions of use will be given to the group?

  • Periods of activity of the group?

If you would like us to advise you or study your electrical needs, all you have to do is contact Agresa using the contact form found in this link, or by calling 93 877 20 20. Bet on real professionals in the energy sector and generator sets!

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