It’s no secret that HHO or what is commonly known as Brown’s Gas has been used in combustible diesel and petrol engines in vehicle’s such as cars, MPVs, trucks, trailers, crane and excavators. But many are not aware of the potential use of HHO in diesel generators. From the definition of Diesel Generators in Wikipedia, “A diesel generator is the combination of a diesel engine with an electrical generator (often called an alternator) to generate electrical energy. Diesel generating sets are used in places without connection to the power grid or as emergency power-supply if the grid fails. Small portable diesel generators range from about 1kVA to 10kVA may be used as power supplies on construction sites, or as auxiliary power for vehicles such as mobile homes.”
THE RIGHT DIESEL GENERATORS FOR POTENTIAL HHO APPLICATION
But we are currently talking about larger diesel generators 100 KVA and above which are normally used to power buildings, such as rest stop areas beside highway roads, telecommunication towers, cement lifting cranes at construction sites, etc. Most of these types of Diesel Generators operate daily between 12 hours to 24 hours, which the users themselves spend thousands to tens of thousands of dollars per month to maintain their operations that rely on electricity off grid.
END OF CHEAP OIL BECOMES A COSTLY PROBLEM
Lets look into the current issue of these particular Diesel Generators. It may have been a time during the cheap oil era; people would not be bothered with the high use of diesel fuel in Diesel Generators to generate Electricity for the use at their premises. During the mid 2008, the oil peaked more than USD 100 per barrel causing a ruckus in businesses that rely on diesel fuel for their diesel generators. That it would have caused an increase in operational cost which will deeply affect the profits for the companies that rely on electricity generatored by Diesel Generators.
WASTAGE OF MONEY ON INNEFFICIENT & INCOMPLETE FUEL COMBUSTION IN DIESEL GENERATORS
Many may not be aware of this, due to the prolonged use of the engines in the Diesel Generators be it two months or more, the Engines, just like any other internal combustion engines would accumulate carbon deposits and would cause incomplete fuel combustion. Therefore, there is no doubt that the Diesel Generators are using much more fuel than they need to generate electricity. The wastage is estimated to be at least 20 percent, which in the long run, is a large sum of money; could be up to thousands of dollars a month. Like any departments of a company, efficiency of operations would save time and money for any businessmen. This proves to be true even for the efficiency of a diesel generator as well. It is no doubt as mentioned by many, the primary goal of any business owner is to survive the current economic downturn is to develop a leaner, more cost effective and more efficient operations.
LISTEN TO EXTREMES OF BOTH EXPERTS WILL NOT UNCOVER THE TRUTH OF HHO TECHNOLOGY
There are opinions that automotive and fuel technology has been deliberately held back and people have been kept in the dark about amazing inventions and discoveries. They blame it on Big Oil Companies. In my opinion, HHO or Browns Gas is one such “fuel technology” but I beg to differ that this technology is being held back but was less researched due to skepticism by a large number of people. “Experts” would theorize and build hydrogen generators like the commonly known Electrolyzers and make excessive claims of 50% to 70% even double the mileage of a car. While other “Experts” would theorize and disprove HHO or Brown’s Gas technology, commenting such technology as scams. They are the extremes of both; however there are several others like us would apply this technology to find out the truth.
HHO POTENTIAL TOWARDS DIESEL GENERATORS CAUGHT OUR ATTENTION
In this article, I will not further elaborate about HHO or Brown’s Gas and would assume the reader to have basic knowledge about this technology before reading this. From personal experiences of installing Hydrogen Generators or commonly known as “Electrolyzers” into Diesel Generators 100 KVA and above, we ourselves were surprised of the results of the fuel saved in those Diesel Generators. The results of course vary, for the Diesel Generators, but what have caught our attention was the least savings for the Diesel Generators was 30%.
Here are the other feedbacks from the owners of the Diesel Generators themselves during the trial run
- Engine Runs Smoother
- Less Hazardous Carbon Emissions
- The Gradual Increase of Fuel Saved (as the Internal Engines get cleaner from complete combustion)
NO MORE INCOMPLETE COMBUSTION OF FUEL FOR ALL DIESEL GENERATORS
This has solved the main issues of Incomplete Combustion of Fuel for all Diesel Generators. From complete fuel combustion, there were are significant carbon deposits residing in the engines, allowing better efficient engine performance for the Diesel Generators.
HOW DOES HHO HELP IN THE COMPLETE FUEL COMBUSTION IN DIESEL GENERATORS
The Hydrogen Generators or “Electrolyzers”, through electrolytic process, hydrogen and oxygen (known as Brown’s Gas) are separated from distilled or reverse osmosis water and supplied to the intake manifold of the Diesel Generator via vacuum generated by the Engine. The HHO or Brown’s Gas is then combined with the Diesel Fuel and dramatically improves the combustion. About 45% of Diesel normally burns during combustion. With HHO that jumps to 90%.
The HHO within the Diesel Engine
- Intake (Air & hydrogen Enter Cylinder)
- Compression (Mix Heats Up)
- Piston Compresses Air with HHO
4) Ignition (Fuel Added, Combustion)
- Faster Burn, Quicker Release: More Power
- Exhaust (Gasses Expelled)
- Less Emissions Cleaner Exhaust Gas (Less Carbon Deposits)
STEPS TO INSTALL HYDROGEN DEMAND SYSTEMS TO DIESEL GENERATORS
The installation process is much simpler than it is in Diesel Cars. In fact it takes only an hour while the Diesel Generator is running.
- Identify the Battery (12volt/24volt). This is to identify the type of Hydrogen Generator needed to operate. For Example, once we have identified that a Diesel Generator runs on a 24 volt starter battery. We will select the Hydrogen Generator that operates at 24 volts.
- Identify the location of air vacuum (intake manifold). A hole is made by drilling and elbow tubing is fixed and glued for tubing insertion
- A location is identified to place the Hydrogen Generator
- The Wiring harness which includes fuse, relay, relay socket and wires provided is used to install the Hydrogen Generator
- The Electricity source will be taken from the alternator via wiring setup (Positive wire from the Hydrogen Generator)
- The Earth source will be taken from any part of the body engine of the Diesel Generator (Negative wire from the Hydrogen)
- Distilled or Reverse Osmosis Water and Catalyst are filled into the Hydrogen Generator
- The electric current flowing within the Hydrogen Generator is adjusted to 12 amps with an estimation of 3 liters of Gas per Hour.
CHEAPER ALTERNATIVE COMPARED TO SOLAR AND WIND ENERGY
It is better not to take our word for it or listen to any “experts” who theorize and disprove claims. We recommend it is better for the reader themselves to try and get involved in this HHO Technology especially in the applications of Diesel Generators. As we have discovered that Diesel Generators are one of the most suitable in the applications of HHO because of its consistency of engine operations in comparison with vehicles which depend heavily on road conditions and user driving habits. It has been known that, users living off grid electricity rely heavily on Diesel to generate electricity for 12 hours or more. There are proposals of solar energy and wind turbines to be combined use with diesel generators to further reduce the cost of operations. However, it is the high cost of pre investment that leaves the user in doubt of its a few years period of Return on Investment. HHO or Brown’s Gas is the cheaper alternative to allow the users to save a large portion of their money in a month or two period of Return on Investment (ROI). The manufacturing and deploying Hydrogen Generators in much more cost effective than manufacturing and deploying solar panels and wind turbines.