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]

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

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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