Published on 21 October, 2021
Heavy rainfall is usual in tropical regions and other areas. A stable electricity supply is crucial in bad weather, but is it safe to run a diesel generator on rainy days?
Our enclosure type diesel generators are safely designed to equip with both weatherproof and soundproof functions. Under normal usage, raindrops cannot get into the internal parts like fuel, lubricating and cooling systems. Additionally, all of our containerised sets have water outlets at the bottom of air outlets to remove water. However, do not run a genset in extreme conditions, for example, locating a genset under a drain spout or during a flood.
We should never operate an openset under the rain, as this type is for locating in a generator room. Water can cause permanent damage to a generator. Moisture can ruin the alternator and other internal components that may lead to corrosion. Once there is damage to the generator, you need an overhaul to remove dirt and clean the internal components afterwards.
We had similar projects to build customised rainproof housing for clients having a strong demand for water resistance. If you have special requests for your diesel generator designs, feel free to consult our specialists!