Backup Power Generators for Critical Applications

| Greg Sala, general sales manager for the East region of Cummins Sales and Service, says there is a saying they have at the Cummins offices: "No one wakes up in the morning and says, 'I want to buy a generator.'" But when facility owners and operators experience a power outage that ends up costing thousands to millions of dollars of lost revenue, they oftentimes may wish they had. ... READ MORE

Remote Control Blade Runners

| The inside of a working gas turbine is a harsh environment. It’s unbearably hot. Spinning blades are in continual motion. These factors make it challenging to inspect and repair turbines without taking them out of service. But engineers at GE’s Global Research Center are working on a solution—and it involves a fleet of tiny experimental ... READ MORE

GE Announces Simba Corp. As Diesel Engine Distributor for Kenya

| NAIROBI, KENYA—November 24, 2015—GE Power’s Distributed Power business (NYSE: GE) announced it has signed an agreement with Simba Corporation Limited (Simba Corp.) as a new authorized distributor and services provider for GE’s diesel engines. Simba Corp. is a leading industrial company in East Africa with diverse interests in the energy, automotive, fleet management, financial services, hospitality ... READ MORE

Donated Doosan Portable Power Air Compressor Raises $7,500 for ICUEE Benefit Auction

| STATESVILLE, N.C. — Doosan Portable Power participated in the first-ever benefit auction at the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) held Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 in Louisville, Kentucky. Doosan Portable Power donated a C185G portable air compressor, which received a top bid of $7,500. The winning bid was placed by John Lindeman, owner ... READ MORE

Patten Cat Power Rental Takes on Remote Power, Temperature Control Support for Three Marquee’ Sports Events in Chicago at the Same Time

| Support of BMW Championship, ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago, and NASCAR Sprint Cup Requires Patten Cat Power Rental to ‘Pull Out the Stops’ to Meet Monumental Challenge Elmhurst, Ill. – September 8, 2015 – Patten Cat Power Rental, a division of Patten Cat, has taken on hurricanes, tornados and snow storms to provide back-up ... READ MORE

Diesel Vs. Gasoline Gensets

| Gensets tend to be powered by diesel engines instead of gasoline engines. There are several reasons for this. The fuel consumption of a diesel engine is approximately half that of a gasoline engine. As a result, the same amount of energy can be stored in a much smaller and compact diesel fuel tank. This is ... READ MORE

Fundamentals of Gensets

| Gensets and Engines: What Do They Do; How Do They Operate? “Genset” is short for “engine generator set.” These portable power sources have three main parts: The electrical generator is the source of the electrical power produced by the genset. The reciprocating engine drives the generator: The engine is mounted together with the electrical generator as one complete power ... READ MORE