Tag: generator

In electricity generation, a generator is a device that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy for use in an external circuit. The source of mechanical energy may vary widely from a hand crank to an internal combustion engine. Generators provide nearly all of the power for electric power grids.

Project Profile: The Power of Choice

Project Profile: The Power of Choice

Newton’s third law of motion tells us that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. When it comes to selecting a generator, for every non-action, there is also a reaction—and typically, it’s not in the customer’s favor. Savvy contractors and rental center owners and managers understand that

CATERPILLAR INTRODUCES ITS FIRST INVERTER GENERATOR

CATERPILLAR INTRODUCES ITS FIRST INVERTER GENERATOR

Caterpillar is expanding its Home and Outdoor Power product line with the introduction of a portable inverter generator. Inverter technology is a first in Caterpillar’s long history of power generation. Caterpillar engineers designed the Cat INV2000 with consumer usability features, like an easy start switch, along with professional performance and

Project Profile: A Rope Through the Eye of a Needle

Project Profile: A Rope Through the Eye of a Needle

Retrofitting a Times Square high rise with stacked rooftop enclosures that house a generator and compressor is challenging enough without Mother Nature throwing her own wrench into the works. But that was exactly what happened when a group of contractors demonstrated exceptional cooperation and expertise in successfully completing a power

Reliable Power from Reliable Fuel

Reliable Power from Reliable Fuel

The US economic infrastructure depends heavily on the use of energy. Fuel diversity helps mitigate fuel risk for businesses, consumers, and industries against factors like price fluctuations, delivery infrastructure problems, new environmental policies, and regulations.

Guest Commentary:  The New Era of CHP

Guest Commentary: The New Era of CHP

What do the Excelsior Hotel, Cathedral Village Retirement Home, Grand County High School, Statz Farms, Willard Apartments, and Supreme Sports Club have in common? They all represent the new face of the combined heat and power (CHP) market—relatively small commercial facilities that are installing CHP to save money on energy

Testing the Limits

Testing the Limits

There is a problem with having backup gene­rators. The problem is that the operator may not know if the generator is capable of meeting necessary power demands in an emergency situation. What is needed is a device that allows for the testing of a simulated electrical load. Load banks are

The Evolution of Enclosures

The Evolution of Enclosures

Contemporary enclosures are not only serving to help businesses meet today’s noise regulations, but also to provide optimal insulation, equipment protection, vibrational dampening, and protection in extreme environments.

SWANA Urges Support for Recycling on America Recycles Day

SWANA Urges Support for Recycling on America Recycles Day

Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) proudly supports America Recycles Day, a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful, on November 15, 2017.

America Recycles Day annually promotes and celebrates recycling culture in the United States. SWANA and its members are committed supporters and advocates of

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