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Genset Battle Royale; Diesel, Natural Gas or Bi-fuel!

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Genset Battle Royale Diesel, Natural Gas or Bi-fuel!

Canada has a variety of fuel options for commercial and industrial power generation. Diesel fuel has historically been the top contender since there have been diesel engines available in the industrial market. They are rugged, reliable, and much more efficient than gasoline. With time comes innovation, and today there are many different industrial power generation options. But which one is the best? Let’s see if Diesel will hold on to its championship title or if it will be overthrown by Natural Gas or Bi-Fuel?

Current Champion: Diesel Fuel

Canada has a variety of fuel options for commercial and industrial power generation. Diesel fuel has historically been the top contender since there have been diesel engines available in the industrial market. They are rugged, reliable, and much more efficient than gasoline. With time comes innovation, and today there are many different industrial power generation options. But which one is the best? Let’s see if Diesel will hold on to its championship title or if it will be overthrown by Natural Gas or Bi-Fuel? Diesel is used a lot in remote areas where there is no access to Natural Gas. Diesel is shipped to these locations and is used for everything from vehicles to power generation. There are no spark plugs or wires which reduces maintenance costs and engine failure. Diesel fuel is one of the most efficient and energy-dense fuels available today. Diesel can be used for prime or standby power applications, and has the ability to provide power to small loads or up to huge 6 Megawatt loads. Unfortunately, Diesel is not the cleanest source of fuel. It’s bad for the environment as it creates filthy particulates, but there are stiff regulations in place to move industrial Diesel engines into Tier 4 Final emissions standards. As well, Diesel cannot be stored too long or it starts to breakdown and becomes unsuitable for use, causing damage and clogging filters if used.

Challenger to the right: Natural Gas

Challenger to the right: Natural Gas Natural Gas is extremely abundant in Canada and is becoming more and more readily available. A major advantage is that it does not create particulates, so it is a much cleaner fuel. Natural Gas is a fraction of the price as compared to Diesel. However, Natural Gas is not as powerful as Diesel. The initial cost of the engine is a little higher but the gas itself is cheaper. The offset is you may consume more Natural Gas than Diesel for equivalent power output. The biggest problem with Natural Gas is that remote areas requiring power generation must get a lot more complex with how they store it as compared to Diesel. It is possible to compress it down to liquid form and store it using a cryotank, but this makes the process costlier. In summary, the Natural Gas generator option maybe the best option for urban areas but not as much in rural or remote areas. Natural Gas also has the option to be used in cogeneration or CHP (learn about CHP here) which has amazing efficiency and is much more environmentally friendly

Challenger to the left: Bi-Fuel

Challenger to the left: Bi-Fuel This isn’t the new guy; Bi-Fuel has been around as long as Diesel. It’s been used since the 1930’s before the power grid expanded into rural areas; these Bi-Fuel engines could be found all over the world! They were taken out of service due to the economic benefits of the power grid but the concept is gaining popularity again. The push for cleaner energy, and reducing imported oil is at the top of the governments reoccurring issues. Diesel fuel prices are on a steady rise along with gasoline, while Natural Gas stays low and inexpensive. These Bi-Fuel systems that allow mixing of Diesel and Natural Gas can harness the efficiency and higher torque of Diesel, while also taking advantage of the cleaner emissions and lower cost of Natural Gas. This option is more powerful than just Natural Gas option. It is also more expensive that either option.

Genset Battle Royale Diesel, Natural Gas or Bi-fuel!

Each challenger has its pros and cons for power generation. Bi-Fuel can be complex and expensive to get started up, but offers a cleaner option than Diesel and a more powerful option than Natural Gas. Diesel can be used anywhere and is the absolute most powerful, but it comes with a huge environmental cost until regulations are fully implemented. Then there is Natural Gas which is hands-down the cleanest option – also perhaps one of the cheaper options – but it’s limited on power and where it can be used. The selection comes down to application, location and cost, as well on environmental considerations.

Genrep offers Seneca Power Generation brand generators. These commercial or industrial heavy duty generators come in a variety of fuel types. Seneca offers Diesel, Natural Gas and Bi-Fuel options; we work with you to ensure the best power product for your application. Click here to learn more http://genrep.com/products/generators/

Genrep to the Rescue!!

Genrep to the Rescue!!

Genrep to the Rescue!!

Being in the generator service business means that we are constantly responding to emergency calls wherever is required. It’s the nature of the industry! Genrep has been servicing generators across Canada for over 34 years. We are on the road 24/7/365 because we know the importance of emergency service and reducing downtime for our customers.

Recently, two large, upscale condo buildings downtown Toronto lost power.   Heavy rain leaked into the condo’s HVAC system on to the high voltage panel, which caused an explosion.   No one was hurt, thankfully, but the damage caused a power outage and the building required extensive repairs in order to restore power.

The standby generators for the buildings – which Genrep maintains – switched on flawlessly to provide emergency life-safety power to the residents for over 50 hours.  Unfortunately, while these powered emergency lights, elevators and other essential services, it still left hundreds of residents without electricity in their units.

Genrep came to the rescue by providing an additional 2 Megawatts of power using rental generators while the Condo Corporation worked to fix the damage caused by the rain.  These rental generators ensured residents had full power during the repairs.  Genrep attended and coordinated a major collaboration of trades to supply and install the equipment required; more than 150 hours of Genrep’s manpower and almost 18,000 feet of power distribution cables went in to the effort.

Genrep’s presence was immediate and swift and we stayed on point until everything was settled.  We are proud to say that these two condo buildings are back online and everyone has power!

To learn more about Genrep’s services please go to: Genrep Emergency Services

AKSA is Finally Here, Canada!

 

aska whiteAKSA Power Generation has finally made its way to Canada! Genrep Ltd signed with AKSA as the sole Canadian distributor at the beginning of 2017.  Genrep can now supply AKSA to help power Canadian industries with high quality and competitive price leader within its market segment.

AKSA head office is located in Istanbul, Turkey, and has been manufacturing industrial generators for over thirty years. In this time, they have become experts in the power generation industry and are known worldwide.

Genrep has been providing premium power solutions since 1983, and in that time has become one of the most trusted companies in the industry. Bringing AKSA to Canada was a no brainer for Genrep, knowing that customers are looking for a solution that is priced competitively without compromising on quality. AKSA is exactly this product and should be considered for your next project.

What makes AKSA such a big deal? These units are manufactured with high quality, durable enclosures and have multiple different engine options to fit your preference or need.  Easy to install, easy to maintain, long-lasting units, these gensets are made to be easily dropped into any of your engineering jobs. Have multiple projects on the go? Contact one of Genrep’s Powergen specialists to help show you the huge power range to fit any small to an extremely large project.

AKSA has a power range that keeps its customer in mind, offering a wide variety ranging from 4kW – 2030kW Standby to 9kW – 1836kW Prime

ASKA is fully customizable to any specification including paralleling units, enclosed, non-enclosed, and portable.

Another fun fact? AKSA knows that parallel units are necessary for critical power project, that’s why they all have been pre-manufactured to be able to be easily paralleled to as many units as you need. These units are so cost effective and so easy to add to your project, we insist that you ask Genrep about AKSA!

Click Here To Contact a Genrep Powergen Specialist

Announcing our NEW Doosan Tier 4 Final Engine Line

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Here at Genrep Ltd/Ltée, we are proud to announce that we are now the exclusive Canadian distributor of the new environmentally & economically friendly, high-efficiency Doosan Compact Diesel Engine.

Doosan Infracore is ranked among the world leading makers of construction equipment, machine tools and engines required to build and maintain infrastructure. Founded in 1937, Doosan has become a global leader through technological advancements and new product development through R & D.

For over 50 years, Doosan has brought durability, reliability, and quality worldwide. These compact diesel engines are developed and designed to meet  US EPA Tier 4-Final and EU Stage IIIB & IV e mission levels. These engines are designed to be installed in a wide range of compact and mid-sized equipment, such as loaders, excavators, forklifts, tractors, portable power machinery, and much more.

With a low carbon footprint and high performance, Doosan engines are designed for efficiency as well as performance with the durability and quality you and your customers can depend on. Lower fuel consumption, longer maintenance intervals and a maintenance free after treatment system lowers the total cost of ownership over the life of your engine.

Doosan is your Economical & Eco-friendly Solution:

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Eco-Friendly Solutions that are built to last:

Doosan Compact Diesel Engines’ after treatment system greatly reduces Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) and particulate matter, while meeting the emission level of US EPA Tier 4-Final and EU Stage IIIB & IV emissions levels. Traditional engine makers rely on conventional technology to adhere to emission regulations; Doosan Infracore has developed a unique after-treatment system.

Conventional technology after-treatment systems apply both Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) and Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) to meet emission regulation. Doosan eliminated DPF, simplifying the system by eliminating the inconvenience and cost of maintaining the DPF. You and your customers will appreciate not having to worry about maintenance or quality, with fewer parts to minimize after-treatment quality issues, such as the regeneration process, clogging and cleaning the filter.

Doosan engines are ideal for a wide variety of different equipment. Strong power at small displacement – BIG power in a small package – these engines are designed to allow engine configurations to fit almost any type of equipment.

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Doosan Compact Diesel Engine – High Performance Solution benefits:

  • Advanced fuel injection system enables accurate fuel injection Control
  • Low exhaust gas emissions
  • Low noise vibration
  • Better fuel efficiency & performance
  • Excellent low end torque
  • Maintains optimal performance even at high altitudes

 

Genrep Ltd/Ltée and Doosan are bringing Canada over 80 years combined of high quality, reliable and fast service expertise. Genrep Ltd/Ltée’s customer focused, after-market support will ensure that your business doesn’t miss a beat. We understand that when you need service, every minute counts for your company. Our industry leading service and customer-first focus will ensure that you have a trusted partner on your side!

Since 1983, Genrep is the exclusive Canadian distributor for two world leaders in Engine technology, DOOSAN INFRACORE, and FPT POWERTRAIN TECHNOLOGIES and the Ontario and Quebec distributor for MITSUBISHI ENGINE NORTH AMERICA. Genrep Ltd/Ltée has been providing power solutions to Canadians. As the distributor of the SENECA POWER GENERATION line of generators, we are uniquely equipped to solve all your power generation needs. We design and supply complete systems including fuel storage, exhaust, sound attenuation, transfer switches and switchgear.

Genrep Ltd/Ltée Presents: SENECA 125DFM3 Twin Pack Generator Package

We listened, and now it’s here! Finally, an engineered product that will not only solve a problem, but in doing so, will improve your company’s efficiency.

In today’s tough Canadian market, you and your customers will appreciate this finely engineered, heavy-duty twin engine generator package that offers superior maintenance access compared to its competitors.

Genrep Ltd/Ltée Announces Opening of New Location in Alberta

Genrep opens new location in Red Deer

WE ARE GROWING!! In order to meet Canadian market needs, Genrep Ltd/Ltée is proud to announce that as of October 15, 2015, we have a new location in Red Deer, Alberta.

Genrep Ltd/Ltée is bringing Alberta 32 years of high quality, reliable and fast service expertise. Our customer focused, after-market support will ensure that your business doesn’t miss a beat. We understand that when you need service, every minute counts for your company. Our industry leading service and customer-first focus will ensure that you have a trusted partner on your side!

This brand new location is conveniently located at: 102- 25 Belich Crescent, Red Deer County, Alberta.

This new location is a reflection of our business’ values and spirit: high-quality, friendly customer service, respect for the individual, the pursuit of excellence, integrity, and efficiency. For over 30 years, we at Genrep Ltd/Ltée, have prided ourselves on providing superior service, and now, Western and Northern Canada won’t have to look so far to find us!

This expansion will also be beneficial to the oil and gas industry, as Genrep recently engineered a new product specifically for this industry; the Twin Pack Unit. Also, our engine team is ready to work with OEM’s of any size to come up with the best engine solution to meet your power, size, technology and cost requirements.

Since 1983, Genrep Ltd/Ltée has been providing power solutions to Canadians. As the distributor of the SENECA POWER GENERATION line of generators, we are uniquely equipped to solve all your power generation needs. We design and supply complete systems including fuel storage, exhaust, sound attenuation, transfer switches and switchgear. Genrep is the exclusive Canadian distributor for two world leaders in Engine technology, FPT POWERTRAIN TECHNOLOGIES and DOOSAN INFRACORE, and the Ontario and Quebec distributor for MITSUBISHI ENGINE NORTH AMERICA.