When & What Are Industrial Engines Used For

Industrial Engines

Following a slump in 2020 due to Corvid-19, industrial engines are increasing sales again throughout the world. Two and four-stroke diesel engines are in demand in several industries, including

What Is An Industrial Engine?

Specifically, it is a compression ignition engine, commonly known as an internal combustion engine. The operating process is known as the diesel cycle after the 1892 inventor Rudolf Diesel. 

The large industrial engines we assist in transporting and placing in position are often valuable additions to remote power. Functioning as a form of alternative energy that can give us a grid back-up and being the driving force for the huge cargo ships, mining operations, and much more essential industry uses.

Did you know


The largest diesel engine is the RT-flex96C, which runs heavy fuel large cargo vessels? The 14-cylinder engine weighs over 2,300 tons, and produces 80,080 kW (107,390 hp)

How it works


Without being too technical, the fuel in an industrial engine is not ignited by a separate ignition, like a spark plus. No, the fuel in the engine is suddenly exposed to high temperatures and the pressure of compressed gas containing oxygen to ignite.

Why Diesel?


Diesel’s lower volatility over petrol makes it safer to handle, and it provides more power per unit of fuel. Plus, reducing or even eliminating petroleum consumption helps everyone’s efforts to be more eco-friendly. Further research and development is exploring how we can burn vegetable oil instead of diesel—without loss of efficiency or life—furthering the sustainability of these engines.

Providing Power To Keep Us Going

One of the jobs today’s modern industrial engines are engineered to do is meet emergency power needs. These generators monitor the electrical current where they are placed. Like in a hospital, a mine, or the hundreds of other industrial sites on which they are necessary. When there is an interruption in that current, they automatically start-up to maintain consistent power. 

In industry, a manufacturing breakdown leads to loss of income which encourages businesses to explore the use of industrial engines. As a result, today, most hospitals, five-star hotels, outsourcing centres, telecommunications organisations, commercial buildings, data centres, emergency facilities, large industries, and mining companies incorporate industrial engines into their backup power grid.

Moving & Placing Industrial Engines

Industrial engines can be heavy, odd-shaped and clumsy to manoeuvre. Getting them to where they need to sit can be a headache. However, at HeavyLifts, we have the solution. A solution developed through 40 years of experience, we are the partner you want by your side when dealing with these specialised lifts. Check out the portable gantry service that lets us lift up to 14 tons of industrial engines.

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