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Factors to Consider When Installing Industrial Generators

Joseph Coupal - Monday, September 25, 2017

There are hundreds, or possibly thousands, of federal, state, local and municipal codes that may impact the location of an industrial generator. This makes it critical to work with local professionals who are aware of the codes and as well as the preferences of AHJs. South Shore Generator has significant amounts of knowledge about the systems and the optimal design practices for their localities. These professionals may be able to save customers time and resources by avoiding potential problems.

Location Considerations When Installing Commercial and Industrial Standby Generators

For Indoor Applications, The Key Factors Are:

Space: Generators are large and bulky, so cost, logistics and maximizing space for the building occupants must be considered in determining the location of the generators.

Airflow: To prevent overheating, there must be adequate airflow around the generator and the installation must meet NEC requirements. This could entail the use of a remote cooling system, which adds complexity to the design.

Fuel Delivery: Diesel generators remain the most commonly used in commercial/industrial applications. In most cases, a large outdoor fuel sub tank is linked to a smaller, indoor day tank. The linkage and collections between the tanks add more potential points of failure to this indoor solution.

Sound/Vibration: The generator engine and possibly the remote cooling systems can be noisy. Vibration isolators and other barriers may be needed to prevent inconvenience to building tenants.

Security/Access: Only authorized personnel should have access to the area where the generator plant is located to ensure generator reliability and safety.

For Outdoor Applications, The Key Factors Are:

Clearance and Wind Patterns: Note where snow and other debris typically accumulates at the location and place the generator elsewhere. Also, providing adequate clearance for the generators is key.

Severe Weather Patterns: When possible, place a natural or physical barrier between the prevailing storm direction and the generator. This can help ensure the generator will still operate during extreme weather events.

Potential for Flooding: The Gulf and Eastern Coastal areas have experienced much flooding in recent years, so engineers are requiring generators to be placed on platforms. However, if the incoming utility and electrical distribution are not also set above the flood line, the solution may not work.

Sound Considerations: Local ordinances have sound (dba) requirements that are set at the property line. Generators that are placed an appropriate distance away from property lines, may not need special sound attenuating enclosures.

Security/Access: Be sure that service technicians are able to access the generator during all types of harsh weather conditions, including rain, snow and ice. Also, ensure that only authorized personnel can access the generator to ensure safety and security.

For more information on installation of industrial generators, contact South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA.

Source: generac.com

Generac Industrial Power Generators for More Reliability

Joseph Coupal - Monday, September 18, 2017
South Shore Generator - Generac MPS

Generac power generation has cutting-edge product development, a network of experienced dealers, and an in-house customer support team. Generac’s singularity of focus and commitment to providing reliable power solutions is unmatched in the industry. It’s a commitment that’s easy to see in products like the Generac MPS (Gemini) and factory-equipped Bi-Fuel generators and in industry-exclusive tools. Plus, with the new line of single engine generators (6 kW – 2 MW), Generac is one of the largest suppliers of standby and prime power solutions in the industry. Not to mention the largest supplier of peace of mind.

The Traditional Choice for Standby Power. Diesel-fueled generators are an efficient choice for high kW applications, as well as for facilities where code requirements call for on-site fuel storage, like hospitals and 911 call centers. To provide the best possible diesel-fueled standby power solutions, Generac identifies and prequalifies diesel engines proven in real-world applications under adverse conditions. Then we work hand-in-hand with best-in-class diesel engine manufacturers to optimize designs specifically to meet Generac requirements.

Enjoy Long Running Times Without Refueling. In the past, gaseous fuels had been avoided in industrial backup power applications based upon cost effectiveness, power density, and perceptions of durability and fuel reliability. That is no longer the case.

  • Cost-effective Engines: Automotive-style spark-ignited engines are more readily available in high volumes, making them more cost-effective components to source than similarly sized diesel engines.
  • Long Running Times: A key benefit to natural gas fuel is long running time. Because natural gas is supplied by a utility, refueling is not an issue.
  • Environmentally Friendly: Not only do natural gas-fueled engines emit fewer nitrogen oxides and particulate matter than comparable diesel-fueled engines, but they avoid the fuel containment, spillage, and environmental concerns associated with storing diesel fuel.

The Only True Bi-fuel Solution. Generac Bi-Fuel generators start on diesel fuel and add natural gas as load is applied, until the unit runs primarily on natural gas. It’s not a new concept—bi-fuel engines have been used in commercial applications for decades. But Generac’s Bi-Fuel generators aren’t after-market conversions in the field, unlike practically every other bi-fuel solution on the market. They are fully integrated solutions. That means every fuel train component, every sensor, every actuator is specifically designed, engineered, and factory tested to work together. Optimally. Efficiently. And backed by a full Generac factory warranty and product support.

This gives Generac Bi-Fuel generators the added benefit of being EPA compliant from the factory—the only bi-fuel systems on the market that can make such a claim.

No matter what you need standby power for, whether to keep a hospital operating, a data center functioning or a factory producing, count on Generac Industrial Power to provide the right product to meet your demands. With our newly expanded product line, you’ll find the reliability, consistency and flexibility to handle any power need.

For more information on industrial generators, contact South Shore Generator.

Source: gens.generac.com

Gas Generators for Industrial Power Systems

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, September 13, 2017
South Shore Generator - KOLHER Diesel Generators

Gas Generators can be custom-made to meet your needs with purpose-built solutions for every application. Protect your critical power applications with the generators that are proven to work. Custom-tailored to your specifications. And engineered to provide you with consistent, reliable power.

Before our gas generators see the light of day, they endure our extreme testing standards. And to make sure they hold up in harsh conditions, we coat the generator enclosures, skids and components with Power Armor® Paint System, a textured industrial finish that provides corrosion-resistant, heavy-duty durability.

Total System Integration

But the best part? We engineer every detail down to the last bolt. From generators and transfer switches to paralleling switchgear and controllers, everything works together seamlessly. Because we designed, engineered and tested it that way.

That’s the Kohler difference.

Good news: you can forget all that one-size-fits-all nonsense. KOHLER® gas generators are tailored and targeted to your specific job requirements. Unlike most generator models, every KOHLER generator is designed to work precisely for standby, prime or continuous applications. So you know you’re getting the right power and the right power rating—and enjoying huge cost savings along the way.

But we didn’t just stop there. We’ve also simplified the installation process—every model* is available EPA-certified to meet operational requirements on pipeline natural gas. There’s no need to certify or recertify.

Standard features:

Tested and Approved - KOHLER generators meet tough industry testing and quality standards (UL, CSA, IBC, NFPA).

One-Step Full-Load Acceptance - Our gas generators accept full load to keep you up and running.

Ultimate Performance - Our 1800-rpm engines run quietly and efficiently to extend generator life and provide significant fuel savings.

Factory-Certified Generators - Every size KOHLER gas generator is available EPA-certified*, ECM controlled and designed to meet the latest spark-ignited emission requirements.

Versatile Power - KOHLER gas generators are made for more than just emergencies. You can also use them for standby, prime and continuous applications.

For more information on industrial gas generators, contact South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA.

Source: resources.kohler.com

Mobile Generators: Power To Go

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, September 12, 2017
South Shore Generators - Mobile Generator

Quiet, reliable KOHLER® mobile generators give you dependable power anywhere, from remote construction sites to public events to storm recovery. Tough to the core, they’re built to withstand the elements and run for long hours in prime and standby applications. They’re loaded with features for power that work wherever you go.

Standard features:
Gaseous Mobile Generators

Innovative Propane Tank System - LP gas is reliable, readily available, refills just like diesel and produces less smog-producing carbon monoxide. Easily switch to natural gas or external propane for extended fuel supply.

GENERATOR PARALLELING BOX - The KOHLER Mobile Paralleling Box provides the flexibility to parallel any Tier 4 Final or gaseous KOHLER mobile generators to meet job requirements—without the need for expensive motorized breakers. And thanks to the paralleling intelligence built into the DEC3500 controller, each box can parallel two generators. Up to four paralleling boxes and eight generator sets can be connected to one distribution bus.

Lower Operating Costs - KOHLER mobile generators with gaseous engines offer a 15%-20% reduction in hourly fuel costs.

Behind every KOHLER® generator, there’s a world of support. Thousands of distributors, sales and service locations, and parts distribution centers comprise our global network. And we back them all with instant online access to everything from parts information to product warranties.

For more information on mobile industrial generators, contact South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA.

Source: resources.kohler.com

Diesel Generators are Built for the Most Critical Jobs

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, September 05, 2017
South Shore Generator - KOLHER Diesel Generators

Think about the most important places in the world: hospitals, airports, data centers, water treatment plants, etc. Those are the places we protect. The ones that absolutely have to have power—no matter what.

And with diesel generators ranging from 10 to 4000 kW, there’s no job too small, no building too big. KOHLER diesel generators are available EPA-certified. And you can customize them any way you like with a variety of accessories.

  • EMISSION-CERTIFIED - EPA-certified, industrialgrade engines meet the latest emissions requirements
  • HIGH-AMBIENT COOLING - Designed to meet extreme operating conditions
  • KOHLER PMG ALTERNATORS - Provide advanced short-circuit capability and meet NEMA MG 1, IEEE and ANSI standards
  • KOHLER DECISION-MAKER® - CONTROLS Available with a variety of controls–basic, advanced and paralleling
  • OPTIONS AND ACCESSORIES - Improved motor-starting alternators, heavy-duty air cleaners, enclosures, fuel tanks, block heaters, multiple circuit breakers and more.

For more information on diesel industrial generators, contact South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA.

source: resources.kohler.com


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