# How much diesel fuel does a generator use?

## How much diesel fuel does a generator use?

Diesel Generator Fuel Consumption Chart

Generator Size (kW) | 50 Percent Load | 75 Percent Load |
---|---|---|

20 | 0.90 gal/hr | 1.30 gal/hr |

30 | 1.80 gal/hr | 2.40 gal/hr |

40 | 2.30 gal/hr | 3.20 gal/hr |

60 | 2.90 gal/hr | 3.80 gal/hr |

**How much fuel does a kVA generator need?**

Once you know how many hours you want it to run for, you can work out how many litres of fuel this equates to using the rough rules of thumb: For sets >150 kVA rating, the number of litres per hour used is approximately 1/5th of the rating of the set in kVA. (e.g. a 500 kVA unit will use approximately 100 L/h).

### Is running a generator cheaper than electricity?

What’s Better, Grid or Generator Power? It doesn’t take a math whiz to quickly figure out grid power is far cheaper than the daily cost of running a generator via any fuel type. In general, the convenience of using power from the grid and lower costs make it a more practical option in the long run.

**How many liters of diesel does a generator use per hour?**

Diesel Generator Fuel Consumption Chart in Litres

Generator Size | Approximate Diesel Fuel Consumption | |
---|---|---|

¼ Load (litres/hr) | ¾ Load (litres/hr) | |

8kW / 10kVA | 0.8 | 1.8 |

10kW / 12kVA | .9 | 2.2 |

12kW / 15kVA | 1.1 | 2.7 |

#### What is the fuel consumption of a diesel generator?

This chart approximates the fuel consumption of a diesel generator based on the size of the generator and the load at which the generator is operating.

**How much fuel does a 12000 kVA generator use?**

12000/600 =20KWH/Litre diesel. you have to calculate seperately for both of them. Based on data from multiple sites for continuous operation, Large gensets of 800 kVA to 2000 kVA have an average fuel consumption of 0.255 to 0.285 Liter of diesel per kwh if operated at optimal load (70 to 80% of generator name plate).

## Which is the best diesel engine for large generators?

MTU and Volvo offer the best fuel consumption for large generators. Cummins and CAT diesel engines offer better reliability with dirty fuel but with higher fuel consumption. There are various factors which affect the fuel consumption per kVa and per hour of a diesel generator set viz. c) the generator’s capacity to produce electricity.

**What is the fuel consumption per kVA and per hour?**

1000kva x 0.8 =800KWH per hr. SO For 20 Hrs s 16000KWH. If your KWH generated reading says 12000kwh than your generator usage effiociency is 12000/16000 =75%. If the diesel consumption was 600ltrs than kwh/l is. 12000/600 =20KWH/Litre diesel. you have to calculate seperately for both of them.

This chart approximates the fuel consumption of a diesel generator based on the size of the generator and the load at which the generator is operating at.

### How much power does a 60 kVA generator produce?

A 60 kVA generator will usually be capable of 60 kVA (not surprisingly). That is 48 kW at 0.8 power factor. Most diesel generators can produce 110% for one hour in twelve, so 52.8 kW for a short while. Most also say the rating is good for no more than 80% load for 80% of the time (or numbers like that).

**Which is more fuel efficient 10kW or 100kW generator?**

For that reason, a 100kW generator will burn more fuel at 10kW than a 10kW generator set. Can I believe the manufacturer’s spec sheets when it comes to fuel consumption?

#### How much power does a diesel engine have?

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