Installation of the Bi-Fuel System in no way compromises the performance of the generator relative to the rated Load of the machine. A generator with a 1000 kW stand-by rating which has been retrofitted to the Bi-Fuel System will still provide 1000 kW of power in both 100% diesel and Bi-Fuel modes. In other words, the generator is not de-rated after installation of the Bi-Fuel System. Similarly, there is no decrease in generator load response or stability white operating in either fuel mode.
The Bi-Fuel System has been designed to allow for transition between fuel modes without the necessity of unloading the generator. In fact, the converted generator can transition from 100% diesel to Bi-Fuel and back again, white at full rated toad. This transition occurs without any significant change in generator stability or power-output.
Engine heat-rejection rates and efficiency during Bi-Fuel operation are nearly identical to 100% diesel performance and as such, peak engine exhaust gas, water jacket and oil temperature values remain within the parameters established by the engine manufacturer. As such, generators utilized in cogeneration programs will achieve equivalent heat recovery performance on either 100% diesel fuel or Bi-Fuel. Because engine-operating temperatures are maintained within Limits, engine wear-rates are not increased due to Bi-Fuel operation; in fact, engine wear may actually be reduced during Bi-Fuel operation due to the lean-burning characteristics of natural gas.