Category: Blog
Date: June 16, 2021

There might be times when you might need to go for a rental generator. Renting a generator offers you greater flexibility and also helps you to save money. Choosing the right generator is critical for the successful operation of your project. At Al-Bahar, you get efficient solutions for Cat® diesel generator rental in Dubai as well as other emirates in UAE. We also offer affordable generator rental in Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain and Qatar. But the question you should be asking is how you can choose the right generator for your project? Well, there are a few factors that you should consider and a few tests to run.

The Starting and Operating Wattage

It goes without saying that one of the most important things that you should look at is the wattage. Now, the ideal wattage would depend on the tasks that you are looking to accomplish and the equipment that need to be powered. Almost all the equipment that you are working with, will display the wattage on their body. For example, a standard table saw will need about 1800 watts. Add to that a few drills that use 600 watts and your requirements would shoot up to 3000 watts.

Now, this was the operating wattage. Some of the equipment will use more power and hence, need more wattage to power up. This is known as starting wattage. It is important that your generator meets the starting wattage and not only the operating wattage. For example, if you have a 0.5 horsepower pump, then that would need around 2150 to 4100 watts to start. Once started, it can run comfortably at 1050 watts. The generator will display the starting wattage capacity along with its running wattage needs. So, you would need to focus on both of them before you rent the generator.

Source of Fuel

The source of fuel is another major factor that you should consider. Diesel and natural gas are two of the popular options. In most cases, it is recommended that if you already have a generator that uses one specific type of fuel, then it is better to use the same fuel type for your rental generator as that would be more convenient and economical for you. However, there are exceptions. So, it is always a smart idea to have a discussion with your team as well as the dealer to choose the right option.

Gas powered generators are quitter, cheaper and require less maintenance than diesel counterparts.

On the other hand, diesel generators are bit more expensive to run, given the higher price of diesel. But machines would run longer on diesel than on gas. Generators that are powered can also work under heavier loads. Diesel is also safer as they are less flammable than natural gas.

To check the range of diesel generators on rent from Al-Bahar, click here.

Decibel Rating

You would also need to check the decibel rating of the rental generator before zeroing on one particular model. It is recommended that workers should not be exposed to noise exceeding 85 decibels per 8-hour shift. So, if you are keeping the generator in close proximity to the workers, then you need to follow this rule strictly.

If you can’t find a generator that is silent enough, you can get a generator silencer or a metal enclosure. Al-Bahar Metal Cabinets and Enclosures Manufacturing, a part of the Al-Bahar group, is a leading manufacturer of such products. To know more, visit the website.


At Al-Bahar, we offer a range of generators on rent. From 10 kVA generator hire to 1000 kVA generator rental, no matter what your needs might be, we have the right solutions for you. Apart from diesel generators, we also offer transformers and load banks on rent in UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain and Qatar. To know more about our products and get a quote, click here.