Tag: standby generators

A standby generator is a back-up electrical system that operates automatically. Within seconds of a utility outage an automatic transfer switch senses the power loss, commands the generator to start and then transfers the electrical load to the generator. The standby generator begins supplying power to the circuits. After utility power returns, the automatic transfer switch transfers the electrical load back to the utility and signals the standby generator to shut off. It then returns to standby mode where it awaits the next outage. To ensure a proper response to an outage, a standby generator runs weekly self-tests. Most units run on diesel, natural gas or liquid propane gas.

Onsite Solutions

Onsite Solutions

Hurricane Matthew, as it rolled into Florida and North Carolina, provided the owners of gas stations, convenience stores, and grocery stores with yet another reminder that even small businesses today need backup power in the form of onsite gensets.

Equipped for Continuity

Equipped for Continuity

It’s difficult to imagine a business to which backup power is more critical than Appica.com, a Cincinnati, OH-based provider of private data center space, hosted applications, cloud computing capacity, and network storage. Redundant security is a major element of how the firm defines itself, both in terms of clients’ data

Volvo Penta Supplies Diesel Engines for Gillette Generators

Volvo Penta Supplies Diesel Engines for Gillette Generators

Gillette started installing the Volvo Penta 13-liter and 16-liter diesels in its 250-600 kW generator systems earlier this year, and reports a high level of customer satisfaction with the products.

Founded in the 1960s, Gillette manufactures portable and standby generators for commercial, military, institutional, agricultural, industrial and residential markets. Gillette’s natural

The Benefits of Bi-Fuel Generators

The Benefits of Bi-Fuel Generators

Traditionally, diesel fuel has been the leader in standby power solutions. Diesel-fueled standby generators are perceived to be the most durable and reliable option available, as well as the most power-dense and cost-effective. These types of generators satisfy the standards that specify standby power sources and onsite fuel requirements. But,

Engines and Gensets for Emergencies

Engines and Gensets for Emergencies

With a growing number of severe weather events, power outages are on the rise, notes Kyle Nelson, vertical marketing manager for Generac Power Systems.

Summertime arrives with its notorious slate of challenges, with the Atlantic hurricane season spanning June 1 to November 30, heat waves that tax air-conditioning systems, and the possibility of tornadoes.

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Keeping the Plant Running

Keeping the Plant Running

Disasters such as Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Katrina have taught water utilities that emergency planning and well-maintained backup systems are critical to limiting the devastating impact of plant failures. But what are the components of a good plan andmaintenance program? We posed that question to water system managers who survived

The Evolution of Microgrids

The Evolution of Microgrids

A microgrid is a network of power generation and storage, usually on a campus, typically designed to augment power from the local utility. Early microgrids in the 1990s were experiments in peak shaving by campuses like the US military base at Fort Bragg, near Fayetteville, NC. Fort Bragg is one

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