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Generators / Combined Heat and Power System
« on: November 06, 2008, 07:46:22 PM »
This is a neat setup:


I was thinking of something simular to it. Its nice to see a working unit to finalize my design.

Diesel Guy

« on: December 09, 2007, 10:59:04 PM »
This is the reasoning why I choose oversized generator heads with at least 2.5 times and up to 4.5 times the continuous rating of the engine and with additional flywheel mass on the generator. Large surges need lots of headroom, especially when two or more motors start at the same time, refrigerator, freezer, well, ect.


Diesel Guy

Listeroid Engines / Idler gear failures
« on: November 07, 2006, 04:48:08 AM »

I have 4 Power Solutions (JKSON) engines (3-6/1’s and 1-14/1) and would like to know if there is anyone that had an idler gear failure in these models and make?

Can the people that had failures write in on the make, model and hours operated before the failure occurred?

I’m also interested in the GM-90 engines.

Thank you for you input,
Diesel Guy

Lister Based Generators / 14/1 with a 20 KW generator head
« on: September 25, 2006, 04:22:50 AM »
I am in the middle of building my latest project, a PS 14/1 with a ST 20 KW generator head from Joel. The 14/1 comes from the factory with extra heavy flywheels and looks very well made. I also have a dual sized pulley from Mike. He specially made it for me and weighs about 120+ lbs for a massive stored energy potential at 1800 RPM. The small size is for 600 RPM and the larger size is for 850 RPM. This pulley is a work of art and has to been seen to believe, a very high quality unit.

This would provide about 4,500 watts @ 600 RPM continuous with a  4.44 x gen head  vs. continuous rating with the small pulley and  about 6,375 watts @ 850 RPM continuous with a  3.14 x gen head  vs. continuous rating with the large pulley. They both have a momentary surge capability up to 20 KW.

This is an ongoing experiment, trying to have a tunable generator for both economy or power if needed. I’m going to try to run my home without my inverters and battery bank and opperate on the 600 RPM setting for maximum fuel economy and with a four and a half to one over sized generator head should start my well pump and other high surge devises with ease at the same time provide a smooth continuous AC output.

This unit is like a modern day  Start O Matic ( I know not as good but close) but 4.5 KW and not 2.5 KW.

I have a spare turbo from a 5.9 Cummins that I might add to help keep the piston cool with 2-4 LBS. of boost and not increase the power by increasing fuel delivery. The turbo is too large to make useable power but is sized right so it can increase the operating life of the aluminum piston. Diesels engines function opposite of gas engines, the more air they get in per load, the cooler they run. I’m also not going over 4 PSI at full load as to over strain the internal components.   

When finished I’ll post photos if you like.

Diesel Guy

Bio-diesel Fuel / OIL SEED PRESS
« on: March 29, 2006, 06:19:16 PM »
I just purchased a one ton press from Joel:


Is there anyone in this forum that knows where I could buy bulk canola (rape) seed, castor beans, and sunflower seed? Has anyone used these presses and could you tell us your results.
Diesel Guy

Listeroid Engines / HYBRID DIESEL-ELECTRIC 6/1 AND 14/1
« on: March 16, 2006, 03:39:11 AM »
I am building a 6/1 with a 7.5 KW generator head operate at 450 rpm. We have a 1000 amp/hr Surretts/Rolls 48 volt battery bank in 24-2 volt cells. The inverters are dual 5548 Trace rated at 11 KW at 240 volts continuous. The inverters charge rate will be set at 6 amps at 120 volts each, a constant 1500 watt load on the generator and the coolant will also be pumped into the home. The 6/1 will be started in the morning and shut down at night or ran 24/7.

I'm going to operate a 14/1at 650 RPM with a 10 KW generator head, we are working on attaching a 4 HP 48 volt permanent magnet 1800 RPM motor to the input shaft of the 1800 RPM generator head. When the generator starts to fall below the rated speed by overloading the 14/1, the electric motor will start to assist the engine directly, powered by the battery bank. This system should be able to maintain approximately 6.5 + KW continuous. When the electrical load is reduced, the motor will begin to operate like a generator to recharge the battery bank for the next time full power is needed. These both systems although complexly different, function similar to a hybrid vehicle to maximize fuel efficiency. The Hybrid 14/1 is a backup system incase the Hybrid 6/1 fails or needs attention. When it's done I'll update.

I would like to thank Joel and George for their assistance and guidance on my project. They have MY business for life, when someone threats you right you don’t look elsewhere.

Listeroid Engines / 14/1
« on: March 09, 2006, 09:46:07 PM »
Hello, can anyone provide in-depth information on the PS 14/1? Also how does it compare to the Ashwamegh 14/1 in quality? I'm interested in purchacing one.
Diesel Guy

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