What I Did For a Living, pt1

One of my state's FTTH ISPs recently posted new backup generators that they got installed. When I commented that I had a small part in those my wife quipped, "I don't even know exactly what you did". Mechanical engineering is a large field, but this is my niche.

Rather than starting with what I do, lets work backwards from what you see, the full package. This is a diesel genset. It consists of a diesel engine and generator.

It makes electricity. Electricity for hospitals, stores, ISPs, factories, etc.

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If you take away the sheet metal, inside of all that is a diesel engine, like this one:

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