Bi-Fuel Kohler Generators

Bi-fuel Kohler Generators

Kohler is a leading global generator brand. Its generators have diverse applications, from residential backup power to commercial and large-scale industrial applications. Kohler generators come in various sizes and types and use different fuels.

Types of Kohler generators

  • Diesel generators: Kohler’s diesel generators are renowned for their reliability, fuel efficiency, and long run times and range in size from 10kW to 4 MW.
  • Gas generators: Kohler gas generators are designed for residential, commercial, and industrial applications. They run on natural gas, propane, or biogas.
  • Bi-fuel generators: Kohler produces efficient bi-fuel generators that run on CNG, propane, methane, or wellhead gas alongside diesel. Bi-fuel generators offer improved fuel efficiency and reduced carbon emissions compared to traditional diesel-only generators.

Applications

  • Residential backup power: Kohler generators provide reliable backup power in the residential setting during power outages.
  • Commercial backup power: Kohler generators ensure uninterrupted power to essential systems in hospitals, data centers, and other critical commercial facilities.
  • Industrial power generation: Kohler generators have a diverse range of industrial applications, including mining, oil and gas, and construction.
  • Marine power generation: Kohler’s marine generators power boats and ships and can provide reliable backup power during outages.

Bi-fuel Kohler Generators

Bi-fuel Kohler generators run on a combination of diesel and natural gas (or other gaseous fuel) to deliver exceptional power, reliability, and improved fuel efficiency. Kohler offers bi-fuel generators in various sizes to power different residential, commercial, and industrial applications.

Customers with an existing Kohler diesel generator can retrofit it for bi-fuel operation. Retrofitting a Kohler diesel generator to bi-fuel operation entails installing a natural gas regulator, a mixer, and a control system to manage the fuel supply. The retrofitting process depends on the size, age, and application of the generator but does not require internal engine modification or changes to the OEM fuel controller system. Although no specialty tools are required, hiring a professional to retrofit a Kohler diesel-only generator is best.

Bi-fuel Kohler & OptiBlend®

OptiBlend® conversion kits ensure seamless retrofitting of existing diesel generators to enable bi-fuel operation. The kits are compatible with Kohler constant speed, fixed generators with a 200kW to 200kW power output.

Here are three example use cases of Kohler + OptiBlend converter kits:

  • Medical center: A medical center in Maimi, Florida, used an OptiBlend converter kit to convert its Kohler 500RE0ZJB generator to bi-fuel. The upgrade ensures a reliable backup power supply and the security of an on-site fuel source whenever natural disasters strike. The retrofitted bi-fuel generator achieves a 20% to 70% fuel replacement.
  • Apartment complex: An apartment building retrofitted its Kohler KD1000kW genset with an OptiBlend® converter kit to provide a reliable power backup during emergencies and power failure. It achieves a 9% to 65% fuel substitution range.
  • Humane Society: The Humane Society in Florida retrofitted its Kohler 500REOZJB genset with OptiBlend® to ensure a reliable backup power system during power outages. Switching to a bi-fuel system creates a more secure facility for animals, employees, and customers. The retrofitted genset achieves fuel replacement of 5% to 60%.

Optiblend® + Reps that Work on Kohler Power Generators

OptiBlend® works with an extensive network to install, service, and repair retrofitted bi-fuel Kohler diesel equipment nationwide.

Dealer  States Brands/Equipment
Renosa Corporation Washington
Oregon
Idaho
Alaska
Cummins
Caterpillar
Kohler
Generac
MTU Onsite Energy
Baldor Electric
WEG Electric
Marathon Electric
Power Control Products Montana
Wyoming
Utah
Arizona
New Mexico
Texas
Kansas
Nebraska
South Dakota
Louisiana
Arkansas
Cummins
Generac
Kohler
MTU Onsite
Perkins Power
Mitsubishi
Ingersoll
Power Source Midwest Missouri
Iowa
Minnesota
Caterpillar
Blue Star Power Systems
Kohler
Generac
Cummins
MTU Onsite Energy
Power Equipment Group Mississippi Cummins
Generac
Kohler
MTU Onsite Energy
Doosan Portable Power
Yanmar America Corporation
CM Buck & Associates Tennessee
Kentucky
Indiana
Michigan
Generac
Kohler
Cummins
Blue Star
SMDO Industries
Winco Inc
Briggs & Stratton Corporation
Davidson Sales Company Ohio
West Virginia
North Carolina
South Carolina
Georgia
Florida
Alabama
Puerto Rico and the Caribbean
Kohler
Yanmar America Corporation
Kubota Engine America Corporation
Mitsubishi Engine North America
Isuzu Motors America
Boulden Company Virginia
Maryland
Generac
Kohler
Cummins
Briggs and Stratton
Winco
SMDO Industries
OptiBlend Oklahoma
North Dakota
California
Nevada
New York
Vermont
New Hampshire
Delaware
New Jersey
Connecticut
Maryland
Massachusetts
Maine
Rhode Island
Kohler
Cummins
Caterpillar
Generac
MTU Onsite Energy
Baldor Electric
WEG Electric
Marathon Electric
Cummins
Briggs and Stratton
Winco

OptiBlend Converter kits enable companies to retrofit existing Kohler diesel-only generators to bi-fuel. The converter kit uses the fuel intake system and doesn’t require internal engine modification.

Talk to an OptiBlend® expert today about harnessing the bi-fuel advantage.

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