Natural gas generators, as the name suggests, use natural gas which includes the propane used for backyard grills or the methane that utilities supply through underground lines to generate electricity.
A storm makes unexpected trees fall, and power lines snap in Bangalore, and during summers, power cuts are as frequent as every other day of the week, leaving you and your family plunged into darkness. But a few homeowners manage to keep their lights on and freezers cold, thanks to a new generation of generators that run on natural gas.
Natural gas generators use natural gas to provide backup power when the grid fails. The Natural gas generators include the propane used for cooking grills or the methane that utilities supply through underground lines to generate electricity. An internal combustion engine injects a mixture of fuel and air into a combustion chamber. A spark plug ignites the fuel, making the piston and turning the crankshaft, typically like gasoline-powered generators. The crankshaft spins the generator's rotor in an electromagnetic field, generating an electric current that can power your house appliances or charge batteries, depending on the generator's size.
Unlike gasoline or diesel-powered generators, natural gas generators must be able to burn a gaseous fuel rather than a liquid one. This requires a carburetor a device that blends a precisely metered amount of fuel and air and injects the mix into the engine's cylinders specially designed to manage pressurized gas.