Soundproof generators, or silent generators are mostly diesel generators that are made with more sophisticated equipment as compared to conventional generators to help reduce noise. The best benefit of a soundproof generator is it doesn’t interfere with everyday work. Different brands of soundproof generators rely on different methods to reduce the sound of their generators. Low noise is however not the only benefit of the soundproof generator.
The engine of a soundproof generator works in such a way that fuel consumption is reduced exponentially, so these types of generators are inexpensive to run. These generators are light, slicker, and easy to move, all thanks to its advanced engineering.
Soundproof generators are widely used in telecommunication facilities, hotel buildings, entertainment venues, hospitals, shopping malls, industrial and mining enterprises and other places where environmental noise requirements are strict, as a common power source in Nigeria. The full range of soundproof diesel generator sets can be hoisted at the top of the box. The overall structure is more compact, built-in large horizontal silencer. Sound-proof diesel generators cancel the traditional design of air intake at the bottom of the box to prevent the inhalation of debris and dust, and increase the air intake and exhaust area. The silent box has an independent output switch box, which is convenient for cable connection (especially suitable for engineering construction and lease). The silent box is waterproof and weatherproof.
For maintenance and lubrication of the equipment engine, it is also more accessible because it has no carburetor or spark plugs. On the other hand, gasoline generators tend to wear out and break down more easily because it produces more heat. Soundproof generators also have longer life span when compared to gasoline generators.
Below we take a look at some soundproof diesel generators currently available in the Nigerian market.
1. SUMEC FIRMAN SDG5000SE SOUNDPROOF DEISEL GENERATOR
FIRMAN SDG5000SE sound-proof deisel generator comes with AC output of 50Hz / 60Hz, rated AC voltage of 110V, 120V, 22OV, 230V, 240V single voltage and dual voltage, depending on requirement; surge AC output of 4500W / 5000W, and rated AC output of 4200W / 4500W.
The generator has a single phase, runs on a 4-stroke, single cylinder, air-cooled, direct injection diesel engine, and has a maximum power output of 9.4HP. The SDG5000SE comes with the electric starting system, has a fuel tank capacity of 15 liters, has a runtime at tankful of 10h – 8h, and has a noise level at 7 meters of 71dB(A).
Other features of the FIRMAN SDG5000SE soundproof diesel generator include an automatic voltage regulator, a fuel meter, a voltmeter, an oil warning system, AC circuit breaker, a 4-wheel transport kit, a brushless alternator, and an Automatic Decompression System.
2. GATEWAY POWER 45KVA SOUNDPROOF GENERATOR
Established in 1989, Gateway Industrial Power, Inc., is a leader in power generation sales and services. The company built its reputation by providing expert knowledge and outstanding customer service and are proud to add more options to their product offerings.
Helping you maintain peak performance, Gateway Industrial Power personnel have the experience and training to quickly and efficiently diagnose and repair any and all standby generator power systems. Their planned maintenance service program will keep your investment in your emergency power system reliable. Every visit, they will fully inspect and evaluate each component of your power generation system and track its maintenance history. Doing so, they can follow trends and often notice and repair a failing component before a critical failure happens.
Gateway Power Limited (Gateway) is a key manufacturer of soundproof diesel generators, and the GATEWAY POWER 45KVA soundproof generator is one of their masterpeices in the Nigerian market. The company partners with Yanmar, Iveco, John Deere, Leroysomer, Newage Stamford to provide supreme quality generator sets.
Gateway products are distributed all over the world, satisfying the needs of various applications, including small range generator sets specially designed for the telecommunication industry.
3. PERKINS 30KVA SOUNDPROOF GENERATOR
The PERKINES 30KVA soundproof generator is a high grade steel protected by powder coated paint, single piece roof structure, black finish stainless steel locks and hinges, and zinc plated / stainless steel fasteners.
It comes with an emergency stop push button mounted on enclosure, cooling fan and battery charging alternator fully guarded: fuel fill and battery can only be reached via lockable access doors; and exhaust silencing system totally enclosed for operator safety. Its Soundproof canopy is made up of 2mm thick powder coated steel.
PERKINS 30KVA soundproof generator features side hinged doors on both sides of the enclosure opening to 180, removable front and rear access panels, oil drain piped to baseframe, exterior to the enclosure, tested and certified single point lifting facility, drag points on baseframe facilitating handling from both sides, and base feet to aid forklift handling.
4. FG WILSON 30KVA SOUNDPROOF GENERATOR
FG Wilson has over forty-five years of experience in the supply of diesel and gas generator sets. Their products range from 6.8 – 2,500KVA, includes open and enclosed generator sets providing prime and standby power – from standby domestic use, right up to power modules with the ability to operate as complete power stations supplying electricity to national grids.
For more challenging power needs, FG Wilson’s Power Solutions Department is dedicated to providing bespoke solutions to meet your specific requirements, timelines and budget, regardless of complexity.
FG Wilson’s world leading position within the power generation industry is as a result of their engineering expertise and their continual investment in new technology and production methods. A recent investment of $26m to their Engineering Centre of Excellence has further enhanced their validation and testing facilities. This centre also houses Europe’s largest fully automated hemi-anechoic chamber, providing state of the art acoustic research and test capabilities. A further $5m saw the installation of a continuous flow assembly line, used to optimize production efficiencies and product quality.
With global production in Brazil, China, India, the USA and company headquarters in Northern Ireland, FG Wilson’s manufacturing operations cover over 186,000m² – from which the company have the capacity to produce more than 132,000 generator sets each year.
With 370 Authorized Dealers operating in over 150 countries, their global experience and engineering expertise, ensures they are best placed to deliver the most cost effective and technically advanced power generation systems around the world.
5. LIONROCK 16.5KVA SOUNDPROOF GENERATOR
LionRock Power manufactures diesel generators and accessories. For more than a decade, the company behind LionRock Power has been distributing famous brand name generators and designing customized power solutions, especially for the telecoms industry.
The standard LionRock generator is equipped with a Perkins engine and Leroy Somer alternator to assure trusted power and tested quality. For 75 years Perkins has led the field in the design and manufacture of high-performance diesel engines. Leroy-Somer is rightly famous as the leading manufacturer of alternators worldwide. Trusted, proven and reliable.
LionRock provides a complete range of diesel powered generators from 9.5kVA to 2250kVA. Smaller generators are often used at telecom sites while the largest models operate as mini power stations for large enterprises and institutions.
OTHER POPULAR SOUNDPROOF GENERATORS IN NIGERIA
6. FG WILSON P50 45KVA SOUND-PROOF GENERATOR
7. LIONROCK 22KVA SOUND-PROOF GENERATOR
8. FG WILSON 20KVA SOUND-PROOF GENERATORS
9. GATEWAY POWER 36KVA SOUND-PROOF GENERATOR