Selection of Gensets Using Multicriteria Analysis

  • Dejan Barešić Croatian Defence Academy "Dr. Franjo Tuđman", Zagreb, 10000, Croatia


The paper presents a procedure for the optimal selection of diesel generators used to supply electrical units in military camps. Using a multi-criteria analysis based on the criteria presented in the paper, a new method is introduced that's not been used before for making decisions on optimal equipment. Daily load curves were created for the selection of diesel generators. These curves, together with the performance diagrams, served as the basis for calculating diesel consumption. The results allow an accurate assessment of the relative importance of the criteria used in the multi-criteria analysis. In addition to fuel consumption, other criteria such as maintenance costs, reliability, noise level, etc. were also examined. Their relative importance was assigned on the basis of technical documentation and existing maintenance records showing the frequency of breakdowns and maintenance costs. The AHP method was used to solve problems with multiple criteria. The results were processed using Expert Choice software. The analysis showed that an appropriate choice of diesel generator power can lead to lower fuel consumption. The results based on the established criteria show that the optimal choice is a 100 kW diesel generator.
How to Cite
BAREŠIĆ, Dejan. Selection of Gensets Using Multicriteria Analysis. Journal of Power Technologies, [S.l.], v. 102, n. 2, p. 56-67, aug. 2022. ISSN 2083-4195. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 13 apr. 2024.
Electrical Engineering

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