What is a Diesel Generator

What is a Diesel Generator?

A diesel generator is used to generate electric energy by using a diesel engine along with an electric generator (Alternator). A diesel generator can be used as an emergency power supply in case of power cuts or in places where there is no connection with the power grid.


Power Output – The power output range of diesel generators is very wide. A 3 kVA diesel generator can be used to run small power tools or appliances such as ACs, computers, multiple ceiling fans, etc. They are suitable for use in small offices, shops and houses. Whereas a 800 kVA diesel generator would be suitable for use in big industries/equipment/places with high power demand. At Choon Huat, we have a vast range of 5kva -800kva gensets. Furthermore with our expertise in Generator paralleling systems, we have the capability to meet any power requirements from clients.


Control systems and Power management systems – Generators with the ability to automatically transfer power from the grid to the generator during a power cut and vice versa, display warning (low fuel and other performance issues) along with providing a broad range of analysis data, helps increase the efficiency of the diesel generator. The power management system helps to optimize the fuel consumption and the performance of the generator with respect to load demand.


Portability and Size – A generator provided with slots for easy lifting helps reduce the hassle of transportation. Also, keep in mind the size of the generator with respect to the space available to keep the generator in.


Noise – High noise emission can be a problem if the generator is kept in close proximity to residential areas or hospitals. Noise absorption technology is provided in some diesel generators which highly reduces the noise emitted by it, a muffler may also be attached to further reduce the sound level.



Shindaiwa Diesel Welding Generators

Eco-conscious Diesel Welding Generators

Shindaiwa Diesel Welding Generator are well-known for their light-weight, power and durability. Through an intelligent combination of components, Shindaiwa drive down your costs by delivering fuel efficient performance and super silent operation. Moreover, Shindaiwa has proven its technological capabilities in the development of engines with reduced emissions, complying with Singapore National Environment Agency’s industrial emission standards. 

At Choon Huat, we are proud to be the exclusive Shindaiwa distributor for more than 10 years in Singapore. Being an established brand in the market, we offer 2 years professional warranty with after sales maintenance service (optional). 

Apart from sales, we have a wide rental fleet of welding generators skillfully designed and made in Japan. Each rental unit comes with standard protection steel rack, built-in spill containment and wheels for easy mobility. They are also equipped with enhanced features to protect against common site management issues such as diesel mix with water and air lock.  

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Uniquely Clark

What makes Clark forklifts special over other forklifts?


Maintenance free Wet disc brakes


Having a forklift equipped with wet disc brakes is a question that keeps coming up in the material handling industry.  What are the benefits of a wet disc braking system in your forklift and what do these benefits give you?

Wet disc braking system compared to a dry braking system.  

Wet brakes run in oil.  The oil keeps them cool especially in heavy braking applications.  Wet brakes will last longer, require less adjustment and maintenance over time.  Most wet brakes are a multiple disc set-up providing more stopping power, and improving all around safety.

Dry brakes are mostly single disc or drum.  These types of braking systems heat up quickly under heavy use and wear out fast.  Having to replace once a year under constant usage, this really increases the cost of parts and labour over the lifetime of the truck.

Benefits of a Clark forklift wet disc braking system;

  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Less downtime
  • Less lost production and costly overtime
  • 5 times the braking surface that you get on the standard drum and shoe brakes on conventional forklifts

The difference

If you run your forklift 1000 hours per year for 5 years, you can save $1000 per year on brake work.  With savings of $5000 over the 5 year period, huge savings just on brakes!

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Did you know it is now a requirement for off-road diesel engines to have an NEA approved license? 


The NEA website (2020, Air Pollution Regulations) states that 

Since 1 July 2012, under the Environmental Protection and Management (Off-Road Diesel Engine Emissions) Regulations 2012, all off-road diesel engines to be imported for use in Singapore must comply with the EU Stage II, US Tier II or Japan Tier I off-road diesel engine emission standards. Off-road diesel engines are any equipment or machinery with diesel engines as the main or auxiliary prime mover, not registered with the Land Transport Authority (LTA) for use on public roads. Some examples are construction equipment such as cranes, excavators, forklifts, and power generators. Diesel engines used in ships, railways, locomotives, and aircraft do not fall under these regulations.

For used off-road diesel engines, an emission test report for each and every unit shall be submitted confirming conformance with the prescribed emission standards before they will be allowed to be used in Singapore.’’








10.  Any person who is guilty of an offence under any provision of these Regulations shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $10,000 and, in the case of a second or subsequent conviction, to a fine not exceeding $20,000.

Since 2012, Choon Huat Engineering PTE LTD has complied with the NEA air pollution regulations and presently 2021, our fleet is compliant with the regulations. Therefore you can be rest assured that our equipment meets the regulatory requirements and contributes to the goal of reducing air pollution in Singapore!


What is welding?



Welding is a fabrication process that joins materials, usually metals or thermoplastics, by using high heat to melt the parts together and allowing them to cool, causing fusion. Welding is distinct from lower temperature metal-joining techniques such as brazing and soldering, which do not melt the base metal.

In addition to melting the base metal, a filler material is typically added to the joint to form a pool of molten material (the weld pool) that cools to form a joint that, based on weld configuration (butt, full penetration, fillet, etc.), can be stronger than the base material (parent metal). Pressure may also be used in conjunction with heat or by itself to produce a weld. Welding also requires a form of shield to protect the filler metals or melted metals from being contaminated or oxidized.

Many different energy sources can be used for welding, including a gas flame (chemical), an electric arc (electrical), a laser, an electron beam, friction, and ultrasound. While often an industrial process, welding may be performed in many different environments, including in open air, under water, and in outer space. Welding is a hazardous undertaking and precautions are required to avoid burns, electric shock, vision damage, inhalation of poisonous gases and fumes, and exposure to intense ultraviolet radiation.