Why Your Business Needs a Bi-Fuel Generator

There are many factors to consider when selecting the ideal generator for your business. Size, capacity, maintenance, and of course, fuel type must be carefully examined to identify the option that will provide optimal performance, reliability, and cost-effective operation. In that regard, bi-fuel generators are the ideal choice for most businesses. They are a well-balanced option that can save you money without sacrificing performance, reliability, or longevity.

The Reasons Businesses Need Bi-Fuel Generators

Bi-fuel generators are not a new technology. Indeed, the technology is more than 100 years old. These generator systems use either natural gas or diesel fuel for their operation. Switching between the two is a simple task that can be performed automatically or through operator control. This allows you to choose the fuel that will deliver the greatest efficiency when performing different tasks. For businesses, this is an easy way to trim fuel costs without sacrificing performance or generating more energy than is required for a given function.

Further, because most bi-fuel systems can operate either natural gas or diesel, most businesses don’t need to store significant quantities of diesel fuel on-site. Instead, business owners can connect the generator to the main gas line, and it is ready to go. This means that there is no need to install extensive fuel storage facilities. It also means that businesses don’t have to worry about running afoul of NFPA standards and building codes that strictly limit how much fuel can be stored inside the building or on the property.

And this adds up to potential cost savings. Because of the fluctuations between natural gas and diesel prices, it may be cheaper to use natural gas this month but cheaper to use diesel the next. Savvy business owners can navigate changes in the fuel market to trim operating costs. However, it is essential to remember that bi-fuel generators typically rely on diesel fuel for ignition; thus it is always necessary to keep a sufficient quantity of diesel in storage to ensure continued operation.

Finally, everyone wants to breathe fresh air, especially those in suburban and urban environments. This makes bi-fuel generators ideal for businesses because they produce roughly 30% fewer nitrogen oxide emissions and around 50% fewer particulate emissions. This translates to easier permitting, less risk of a missive from the EPA, and fresher, cleaner air around the business when the generator operates.

We encourage you to contact Gen-Tech Power Generation Specialists to learn more about the many reasons businesses should consider bi-fuel generators for their needs. We are happy to answer your questions and help you identify the ideal system for your current needs and anticipated requirements down the road.

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