Standby / Emergency Backup Generators Indispensible Business Commodity During Natural Disasters

by AaronEquipmentCo17. March 2011 15:12
Backup Generators Indispensible Business Commodity During Natural Disasters Aaron Equipment Company Reminding Business Owners of the Importance of Being Prepared Chicago, IL – March 17, 2011 – In the wake of a natural disaster that is being hailed as the worst crisis for Japan since World War II, millions of Japanese citizens are learning just how much havoc an unexpected event can wreak. Having backup generators in place could have averted some of the devastating after effects that resulted from the earthquake and tsunami. In particular, it could have insulated them from the widespread power outages. Aaron Equipment Company, a leading provider of new, used and reconditioned process equipment, including backup generators, is encouraging American businesses to learn from the situation in Japan by assessing their own disaster recovery plans. Earlier this week, the Bloomberg news service reported that millions in Japan were still without power five full days after a crippling earthquake and tsunami rocked the city of Tokyo. The official count of electrical outages was “about 1.3 million households.” To make matters worse, in an effort to save electricity, on March 14, Tokyo Electric announced that it would be starting “scheduled power outages in parts of the greater Tokyo area.” Needless to say, the economy in the Japanese nation is at a virtual standstill. That same day, the Air Self-Defense Forces prepared for the worst at a nuclear power plant in the north of Tokyo by transporting generators there. As the world watches, they can only hope that these after-the-fact initiatives don’t prove to be a case of too little too late. They can also take heed from Japan’s plight and arm themselves with a backup generator now – before such a calamity strikes closer to home. “Disasters like the tsunami in Japan and Hurricane Katrina are a wakeup call to business owners. They can lead to extended periods of time without utility power that knock out a company for days, even weeks,” explains Aaron Equipment Company. “But even everyday events like thunderstorms, unusual weather, brownouts and blackouts can wreak devastation on a business’s productivity. Having an emergency / stand-by / back-up power generator set installed can keep a company running business as usual under even the most unusual of circumstances. A generator set can run an entire facility as well as its servers, computers, phone systems, lights, air conditioners, machinery and all its electrical devices.” Business owners who are taking a second look at their own disaster readiness in light of the situation in Japan can see all of the used generators, new generators and automatic transfer switches Aaron Equipment Company has to offer.

Used Caterpillar Extended Warranty

by AaronEquipmentCo20. January 2011 10:23
Cat will extend the warranty on any of their natural gas and diesel generator sets up to 20 years from original date of shipment that have averaged 500 hrs or less run time per year. Plans range between 1 and 5 years. All plans require a CAT inspection and may also require a load bank test.

Sizing a back-up / standby / emergency diesel or natural gas generator set

by AaronEquipmentCo3. June 2009 13:52
The first step would be to find out your required load. Contact your electricity supplier and ask them for a copy of your average load and peak load over the last 12 months. You should also know the Amps of your incoming service. Once you have the load information size the generator so the peak load is about 75% of your generator rated output. [More]

Generator Set Enclosures

by AaronEquipmentCo3. June 2009 13:40
If you are going to install a generator set outside your building you will need at least a weather protective or weather proof enclosure. The weather enclosure is designed to do exactly that keep the rain and snow out. Weather enclosures are typically used in industrial settings where there are no residential areas close by. [More]

New Diesel Generator Sets

by AaronEquipmentCo1. June 2009 13:54
Until recently larger diesel generator sets delivery time was as long as 12 months due to delivery of the engines. Engine availability is the key component in generator set lead time. Once the engine is on hand the entire generator set can be packaged / assembled typically in 1-2 weeks. For these reasons we decided to inventory a New 300kW diesel generator set New Cummins 300kW and a New Cummins 500kW diesel generator set New Cummins 500kW we also have a variety of engines 200kW and under in order to provide a quick turn around. [More]

Well Known Generator Manufacturers

by AaronEquipmentCo21. April 2009 14:08
CAT, Caterpillar, Cummins, Detroit Diesel, GM, Jenbacher, John Deere, Katolight, Kohler, Generac, Mitsubishi, Onan, & Wartsila New and Used Generator Set Inventory

Automatic Transfer Switches Are Required For Standby, Back-up & Emergency Power Installations.

by AaronEquipmentCo14. April 2009 14:17
A Transfer switch is installed between a backup generator, incoming power and your business. A transfer switch continuously monitors utility power and when it senses an interruption it sends a signal to start the generator, when the generator is up to the proper speed, Hz and voltage the transfer switch transfers the load to the generator to provide emergency power. When utility power is restored and no interruptions have occurred for a set time, the transfer switch will then transfer back to utility power and send a signal to turn off the generator after a specified amount of cool down time with no load on the generator.  A properly installed automatic transfer switch allows safely switching from utility power to emergency generator power while maintaining isolation of each source from the other. A transfer switch is required by law in all 50 states for back-up / emergency / stand-by generators and is an essential piece of safety equipment.  Check out our new and used generator sets that we can offer New and Used Generator Inventory

Buying a Used Generator Set

by AaronEquipmentCo10. April 2009 14:22
Generators have a useful life of 20,000 to 30,000 hours before a major overhaul is required.  Most used generators come from back-up / standby / emergency applications and typically have very low hours. When new is not an option due to lead time or cost a used generator can be a great alternative.  Used generator sets can be test run and / or load bank tested to insure they are operating properly.  This is a small added cost when buying a used generator and will insure you are receiving a good operating set.  Used Generator Inventory

Aaron Equipment Installs Back-up Generator Set at Bensenville HQ

by AaronEquipmentCo10. April 2009 14:10
  Just completed earlier this year, we installed a used Cummins 200kW backup generator set.  Last summer we had a power outage over a 3 day period.  With over 50 employees and no power we were basically out of business for those 3 days.  No computers, no phone system, no air-conditioning, no lights etc.  Imagine that happening to your business?  Within about 3 hours after the outage we were able to get the office up and running by temporarily hooking up a generator set that we had on hand.  After the outage we realized that even those 3 hours lost were critical and we began planning on installing a permanent back-up.  Now if there is a brown out or power outage we are back up in 10 seconds or less.  It has certainly given us peace of mind. Take a look at our generators we have in stock to see how we can help you set up a similar emergency generator plan.

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