Across Western Canada, numerous worksites and camps are being powered by D&R Generators’, Stamford and John Deere generators. They chose D&R because we understand these powerful units’ critical role in maintaining essential operations throughout various sectors. With nearly 50 years of experience, D&R Generators has firmly established ourselves as a trusted provider of industrial generator solutions.

Next, we will help you break down how to determine which size of oilfield generator your project requires. Continue reading to find out more.

Determining Your Power Requirements

To find the right industrial generator size, you first need to thoroughly assess the equipment the generator will be powering. By compiling a list of all the equipment and calculating the total required wattage, D&R Generators can help you determine the minimum electrical input needed from your oilfield generator. It’s also essential to consider both starting and running wattages to ensure that your generator can handle initial surges in power demands.

If you’re having trouble determining your power requirements, don’t fret—D&R Generators‘ expert team is here to help!

Understanding Power Ratings

When it comes to industrial generators, power ratings are referred to as kilowatts (kW) and kilo-volt-amperes (kVA). While kW represents the actual power used by the load, the kVA measures the total apparent power in use. The key distinction between the two lies in the power factor, which indicates the efficiency of the electrical system (no generator system is 100% efficient, so this factor will typically be represented as a decimal point). Often, industrial generators have a power factor of 0.8. This means that when looking at power ratings, you must be careful to ensure that the generator size aligns with the actual power requirements of the load. Otherwise, you risk power failures, overloads, and potentially worse results.

Matching Load Size to Generator Capacity

As mentioned, whether your generator serves as a standby measure or a primary power source for your remote camp, it’s crucial to size it appropriately. Operating a generator at maximum capacity for extended periods can not only lead to inefficiencies but also potential breakdowns. Therefore, D&R Generators recommends sizing your generator at 70-80% capacity to improve performance and accommodate future power requirements.

Practical Considerations

Beyond simply determining your power requirements, site conditions and logistical constraints can impact your generator sizing decisions. For instance, factors such as site access, maneuverability, and space availability can play a significant role in the delivery, offloading, and operation of your oilfield generator. While D&R Generators can help you with many of your delivery and installation needs, these services will cost extra. That’s why assessing these factors is essential to ensure that the selected generator size is feasible, given your site’s conditions and location.

Expert Guidance from D&R Generators

When searching for a new or rental oilfield generator, finding the right size requires significant details regarding your site conditions, power requirements, and more. However, with the help of D&R Generators’ expert team, you can trust that all your remote power needs will be met with precision and reliability.

Contact D&R Generators today to learn more about our inventory of industrial generators for rent and purchase and experience the difference our expert support can make in powering your remote camps and oilfield projects.