Open VS Closed: Choosing The Right Generator Set For Your Needs

Open vs. Closed: Choosing the Right Diesel Generator Set for Your Needs

As a leading provider of diesel generator sets, AQT Generators offers both open type and closed type options to cater to diverse application requirements. Understanding the differences between these two types is crucial in selecting the right generator set for your specific needs.

Open Type Diesel Generator Sets

Open type generator sets from AQT do not feature an enclosure or soundproof canopy around the engine and alternator. These units are typically installed in a dedicated room or outdoor area. While they offer the following advantages:

  • Lower Initial Cost: Open type generators generally have a lower upfront cost compared to their closed type counterparts.
  • Easy Maintenance Access: With no enclosure, open type generators provide easier access for maintenance and repairs.

However, they also come with certain limitations:

  • Higher Noise Emissions: Without an enclosure, open type generators tend to be louder and have higher noise levels.
  • Exposure to Elements: These generators are exposed to environmental factors like rain, dust, and extreme temperatures, requiring additional protection measures.

Closed Type Diesel Generator Sets

AQT’s closed type diesel generator sets feature an integrated enclosure or canopy that surrounds the engine and alternator, offering several benefits:

  • Noise Reduction: The enclosure helps to reduce noise emissions, making these generators suitable for residential areas, hospitals, and urban environments with strict noise regulations.
  • Weather Protection: The enclosed design protects the generator from rain, dust, and other environmental factors, ensuring longer service life and improved reliability.
  • Versatile Installation: Closed type generators can be installed both indoors and outdoors, as the enclosure provides the necessary protection and noise reduction.

While closed type generators offer these advantages, they also come with:

  • Higher Initial Cost: Due to the additional enclosure and soundproofing materials, closed type generators tend to be more expensive than open type units.
  • Limited Maintenance Access: Although most manufacturers design removable panels or doors for service access, maintenance access may be more limited compared to open type generators.

To help you make an informed decision, we’ve summarized the key differences in the following table:

When choosing between an AQT open type or closed type diesel generator set, consider factors such as the application, noise regulations, environmental conditions, and installation requirements.

For applications where noise levels are a primary concern, such as residential areas, hospitals, or urban settings, AQT’s closed type generators would be the preferred choice. However, for industrial facilities, construction sites, or remote locations with less stringent noise regulations, AQT’s open type generators may be a more cost-effective and suitable option.

At AQT Generators, we understand that every application is unique, and our experts are ready to guide you in selecting the perfect generator set to meet your specific needs. Contact us today, and let us help you make the right choice for your power requirements.

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