Featured Diesel GeneratorsAll prices below are guide prices
60kVA Perkins Diesel Generator (C)
100kVA Perkins Diesel Generator (C)
200kVA Perkins Diesel Generator (C)
300kVA Perkins Diesel Generator (C)
22kVA Cummins Diesel Generator (O)
400kVA Cummins Diesel Generator (C)
700kVA Cummins Diesel Generator (O)
33kVA CAT Diesel Generator (C)
150kVA CAT Diesel Generator (C)
450kVA CAT Diesel Generator (C)
88kVA FG Wilson Diesel Generator (C)
Model: P88-3 GB
625kVA FG Wilson Diesel Generator (C)
Diesel Generators For Sale UK
Diesel generators from the UK ‘s No.1 independent generator specialist. Our generators are built to exacting standards which meet all current European wide legislative requirements. The diesel generators we deliver achieve, electrical standards and performance criteria for EU countries we serve. The YorPower built generators incorporate engines comprising, Perkins, Cummins, Volvo and MTU. We are one of the UK’s largest independent Power Generation businesses which allows us to specify only the most suitable diesel generator(s) for a specific application.
Please do let us know if you have any questions about any of the generators you see on offer and we will be more than happy to help you further.
Our diesel generators are for sale directly from our factory in the UK or can be shipped abroad and purchased through our distributor network. We supply worldwide – including Asia and Africa. YorPower is a specialist independent diesel generator supplier and assembles, designs and builds generators from 10KVA to 3000KVA. Our diesel generators in the mid to larger sizes have been designed and developed to handle large single step-load demands with short recovery times, to ensure optimum performance. From the very small to the largest single gensets, YorPower diesel generators deliver first class performance and reliability underpinned by our manufacturer’s Warranty. This year we are celebrating our 30th anniversary. It is a testament to our pedigree that we are still designing generator power systems that have mass appeal across the world for 1 Phase and 3 Phase applications at both at 50 and 60Hz. It is a substantial achievement and one that we are really proud of.
At the heart of what we do is a desire to innovate. If we can design and produce more efficient generators that are lighter, quieter, use less fuel and are more reliable, we will continue to grow and expand our business.
Recent innovations include:
- Fully reportable remote monitoring devices installed on generator control panels allowing diagnostic reports to be conducted off-site
- New mobile and portable generator kits allowing heavy diesel generators to be moved more easily when on site
- Start on demand generator systems which reduce fuel usage as engines only run when the demand requires it
- After treatment on exhaust silencer systems to reduce engine emissions that contain N0X and Carbon Monoxide.
A generator manufactured by YorPower can be bought on most continents of the world. With Headquarters in the UK and bases in Kenya, Mexico, Bangladesh, Australia, Ghana, Nigeria and dealers in many other countries, YorPower operates on a global scale.
We have diesel generator holding facilities in key strategic locations and we are always keen to hear from people and businesses who want to become YorPower distributors at home and abroad. If you want to be a dealer we would be delighted to hear from you.
What is the cost of a generator?
This really depends on the size and brand of generator required. If you give us more details on what you need to power, we’ll be able to send you a quote for the most suitable generator.
Why are some generator brands more expensive?
Usually because they are built using higher quality components and therefore have a better standing in the market, are well known and trusted and have wider consumer appeal than those less well known. Sometimes the warranty is for a longer period.
Should I buy a petrol generator or a diesel generator? What is the difference?
A petrol generator will normally be smaller, will typically be used for prime power applications and not for standby or backup, a petrol generator will frequently be portable and can be moved from place to place easily. A diesel generator will be more economical on fuel, they can be used for prime power and backup power, and they can be portable (for the hire sector) but are frequently part of a fixed installation.
How noisy are generators?
Noisy! Petrol frame generators can be quite noisy, Petrol inverter (Suitcase generators) are relatively quiet, diesel generators can be sound attenuated so that noise levels are reduced, however an open frame skid diesel generator will be noisy. If you require a silent generator please let us know and we can recommend a suitable generator for you.
How do I work out what size backup generator I need?
1) Establish the maximum power you intend to support in kW’s 2) Will I need to backup every appliance or just the lights? 3) How long will I intend the generator to run for? If you are not sure, send a list of what you want to power and a generator specialist, like YorPower who will size the generator for you. If you are still not certain and do not want to write a long list, call us and tell us whether you want the generator for home backup, business backup, temporary power, or something else and we will help you. The more information you can provide the closer we can match your needs and ensure the right size of generator for you.
Why should I buy a used generator?
When preparing your company for an unexpected event, like a power outage, most businesses often underestimate how useful a fully installed automatic generator would be to assist in maintaining normal operations, let alone how effective a used generator could be. There are numerous reasons why many businesses do not purchase a standby generator. The majority relate to cost of purchase. The common belief is that emergency standby generators can only be purchased from new and are expensive. People are unaware that high quality used generators can be obtained at typically 50% of the price of new. Many used generators on the market have spent most of their lives in backup applications where they have only ever been run for maintenance purposes.
Other reasons include:
- Lower capital outlay – typically half the cost of new
- Lead time – availability of used generators usually means you can buy and install much quicker than buying new, lead times are usually 60% faster than for a new generator.
- As a used generator has already been ‘run in’ it should work straight off the bat.
- Better construction – more often than not an older used generator will be constructed of heavier steel and will be more robust
Are there any regulations which govern diesel emissions?
The straight answer is yes. Diesel generators, specifically for the new, rental and hire sectors, are governed by regulations. If running a generator for Prime power for more than 50 hours per annum, you will have to notify to the governing authority that you are running a diesel engine which falls into the category of MCPD (Medium Combustion Machinery Directive).
Could I be accidentally breaking the law due to current regulations?
Yes. It is fair to say the legislation that deals with diesel generator engine emissions, specifically related to the Diesel Genset Industry is complex, hard to interpret and is fundamentally ahead of engine availability/technology; that is until very recently. This is borne out by various changes sought by industry lobbying groups to delay part(s) of the restrictions on use. If you’re unsure, please contact us and we can advise.
What is a specified generator?
An individual generator or group of generators if: 1) On the same site 2) Operated by the same operator 3) For the same purpose (generating electricity) If you have more than one generator on your site, aggregate your generators into a specified generator, this requires just one permit. How is your generator affected by MCPD regulation? Firstly, note that your generator can be affected by both MCPD and specified generator guidelines and the permit you will require will depend on this. Please get in contact with our sales team who would be happy to guide you on the matter.
What type of permit do I need?
Three types of specified generator environmental permit: 1) Standard Rules Permit (low risk) 2) Simple Bespoke Permit (low risk) 3) Complex Bespoke Permit If unsure contact [email protected]
What else can the user do to mitigate emissions and comply with the legislation?
Fuel quality has changed greatly over the years thereby increasing power output and decreasing its adverse effects on after treatment devices. Manufacturers continue to look at alternative fuels, innovative fuel systems, and new control strategies to improve the overall efficiency of an engine. Biodiesel has been around for some years, however it has more recently become a viable option. It is a fuel comprised of methyl/ethyl ester-based oxygenates of fatty acids derived from vegetable oils, animal fats, and typically cooking oils.
These fuels are commonly known as Fatty Acid Methyl Esters or FAME. Biofuel / Biodiesel properties are not dissimilar to that of diesel fuel, as opposed to gasoline or gaseous fuels, and so are capable of being used in compression ignition engines such as the diesel engine. Due to certain challenges associated with the fuel (Fuel quality, oxidation stability, contamination, microbe growth, etc), engine manufacturers in the past have been sceptical over the use of 100 percent biodiesel (B100).
Blends of biodiesel with regular diesel are therefore widely used for prime and continuous applications, with B5 and B20 being highly popular in the market depending on complexity of the engine and the application. The number alongside the letter ‘B’ indicates the percentage of biodiesel in the blend. B5 would have 5 percent biodiesel, B20 would have 20 percent etc. The very latest biodiesel which is commercially available emits lower N0X and S02 than EU Stage V rated engines.
Can the use of a special exhaust silencer trap the pollutants and comply with the directive?
Exhaust and silencer after-treatment reduce emissions by a significant margin. Optimising engine design and fuel systems help a great deal and after-treatment strategies can be seen as an interim step whilst advancement in engine technology catches up. This level of emission control is what the stage IV regulations and other local regulations aims to achieve. The following methods have already gained practical levels of commercialization in various applications: Selective catalytic reduction (SCR): This is a very effective method for curbing NOx emissions and is basically aqueous urea injection into the exhaust stream passing over a suitable catalyst. SCR can reduce NOx up to 98 percent.
Systems consist of an SCR catalyst, urea injection system, urea tank, pump and a control system. Diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC): DOC is a flow through device that consists of a canister containing a honeycomb-like structure or substrate. The substrate has a large surface area that is coated with an active catalyst layer. DOC is capable of achieving over 95 percent reduction in CO and HC. More specifically, DOCs utilize palladium and platinum catalysts to reduce the particulate matter (PM), hydrocarbon based soluble organic fraction (SOF), and carbon monoxide content of diesel exhaust by simple oxidation. Diesel particulate filter – Particulate matter is the most visible form of pollutant coming out of an exhaust. It is the main constituent of black smoke or soot which has led to the massive reduction of diesel engines on a non-commercial basis.
DPF’s or particulate matter (PM) traps are designed to physically capture PM from the exhaust stream. They can either be simple mechanical filters requiring frequent replacement, or they can be catalytic filters that provide periodic or continuous oxidation (regeneration) of the trapped particulates into CO2. PM traps with continuous regeneration have already reached a high level of product placement in the field and are employed on stationary diesel engines in areas with strict PM emissions regulations. Ultra-low sulphur diesel fuel is needed to prevent contamination of the conversion catalysts. However, filtration efficiencies up to 90 percent have been demonstrated.
Let us know if you have any questions about any of the diesel generators for sale and we will be more than happy to help you further.
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