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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

KD Series Industrial Generators Are Built for Critical Jobs

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, August 29, 2017
South Shore Generators - Kohler KD Series Industrial Generators

REVOLUTIONARY AND RELIABLE

With almost a century of engineering know-how behind it, our G-Drive engines are built with an eye on the future – designed to last for decades to come. KOHLER engineers, tests and fits every single component. And our computer-aided quality-management system oversees every step of development, from the first stage of production through the engine’s entire lifecycle, to ensure the highest level of quality.

TESTED AND APPROVED

Created specifically for generator set applications, our G-Drive engines combine greater power with superior efficiency.

Reaching up to 43.5 kW/liter, KOHLER® G-Drive engines pair a compact engine form factor with unrivaled kW displacement—delivering the highest power density on the market*. All KOHLER generators meet tough industry testing and quality standards (UL2200, CSA, NFPA).

SMOOTH-RUNNING

The KOHLER G-Drive engine runs smoothly, quietly and with low vibration—even under extreme operating conditions—extending service life and delivering cost-effective performance. ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE

The KOHLER G-Drive diesel engine’s architecture, injection system and engine management have been designed to achieve optimal generator set performance.

FUEL-EFFICIENT

The common rail fuel system generates up to 2200-bar injection pressures for maximum efficiency, optimizing the combustion pressure curve through multiple injections. This produces industry-leading kW displacement in a package that enables a smaller generator set footprint while delivering the best fuel consumption at more nodes than any competitor between 800 kW and 2500 kW.

COMMON SERVICE PART NUMBERS

A modular system allows us to scale the number of components depending on the power required. Using standard components means fewer parts must be stocked in the field, and operators require less training. This reduces costs and improves response time.

CONTROL AND MAINTENANCE

KD Series generators feature integrated controls for seamless communication and offer remote monitoring through a VPN connection. Easy-access bearing lube points, coolant level optical gauges on both circuits and oil replenishment systems help ensure the generator runs optimally and is easy to maintain.

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

Source: kdseries.com

A Matter of Time: Factors That Add Up To Time Savings With Natural Gas Generators

Joseph Coupal - Friday, August 25, 2017
South Shore Generators - Generac Natural Gas Generator

On-site backup power technology has become a top priority for many organizations. Now more than ever, the maintenance of these backup power systems is also a top priority when it comes to the scarce availability of human time. A generator manufacturer’s maintenance schedule for any generator, be it diesel or natural gas-fueled, will be similar. However, there are aspects of maintaining a diesel-fueled generator set that are more time-consuming that a comparable gaseous-fueled unit.

The fuel system factor. A diesel generator’s fuel system is where time is invested the most throughout the life of the unit. This is because regular fuel maintenance is the key to diesel generator reliability. Clean fuel determines engine performance, which in turn affects emergency power dependability. This is a big deal. Diesel fuel degradation is normal and unavoidable, but it is also accelerated by factors like temperature, storage, pressure, condensation and bacterial contamination. Dirty fuel and sludge buildup in the diesel fuel tank can lead to clogged filters, which are common reasons for downtime.

A natural gas fuel system saves time by not requiring the extensive, hands-on attention that a diesel fuel and its storage system will require for the maintenance team.

The general operation factor. For any modern engine to operate efficiency, it needs to have the ideal air-to-fuel mixture and must be able to sustain the ideal running temperature for a complete fuel burn. Diesel engines are built to work hard and get hot. A diesel engine that is not required to deliver at least 30% of its rated horsepower will have difficulty attaining an optimal operating temperature. “Wet stacking” is a phenomenon that occurs when unburned diesel fuel builds up within the exhaust side of the engine, which fouls fuel injectors and builds carbon on valves and within the turbocharger. This occurs when the diesel generator is consistently operated on a light load, which means an engine that experiences wet stacking will require considerably more maintenance than an engine that is adequately or properly loaded. Wet stacking is often addressed by connecting the generator to a load bank, which forces the generator to operate a full load and burn off the accumulated build-up. Wet stacking is not an issue in natural gas-powered generator systems.

A well-designed and well-maintained standby power system is the best defense against a power outage. However, upkeep to the system still needs to be implemented – and that takes time. Generator maintenance programs shouldn’t be overlooked and it’s important to understand the extra human effort needed to keep a diesel generator operating at peak condition compared to a gaseous-fueled unit.

For more information about natural gas generators, call South Shore Generators in Wareham, MA.

Source: Generac

KOHLER Diesel Generators

Joseph Coupal - Monday, August 21, 2017
South Shore Generator - KOLHER Diesel Generators

Equipped with their own latest-generation engines, KD SERIES generating sets provide reliable solutions, characterized by low fuel consumption, extended maintenance intervals and an unequalled compactness for a wide range of applications as health, data center, airports, industry and power plants.

Six years of R&D were needed to develop this range during which each component was designed and tested in KOHLER laboratories to offer the best performance while maintaining the highest industry standards. The KD SERIES exceed regulatory requirements in terms of safety and operating levels.

From 800 to 4200 kVA (800 to 4000 kWe) standby the KD SERIES generating sets offer the best performance of their category regarding fuel consumption, sound level and compactness. Their conception optimizes the high-temperature performance up to 50°C. Sound enclosed units available that comply with all global standards. We offer turnkey solutions that quicken installation and custom solutions to meet your every need.

For more information on KD Generators, contact South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA.

Source: kdseries.com

High Power Industrial Generators Powered by Diesel

Joseph Coupal - Monday, August 14, 2017

KD SERIES is the newest line of generators powered with advanced KOHLER diesel engines. The generator sets unprecedented power density make this new line ideal for needs which are constantly more demanding. With a wide range of powers (800-4200 kVA / 800-4000 kWe), they are ideal for every industrial power segment use and benefit from the KOHLER worldwide quality of service.

As a global leader in the power market, KOHLER now designs its generator engines. KOHLER has brought their many years of power generator experience into the development of these engines, making the KOHLER engine ideal for power generation. It controls perfectly its production cycles (engineering, tests, maintenance…) that it brings to its highest level of requirement.

KOHLER has been a global leader of energy solutions since 1920. Our emergency, prime, continuous and energy management products along with transfer switches and switchgear systems excel worldwide and in all sectors: data centers, hospitals, mines, water treatment installations, industries, administrations, etc.

For more information on KOHLER Diesel powered generators, contact South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA.

Source: kdseries.com

Generac Offers a Full Line of Industrial Generators

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, August 08, 2017
South Shore Generators - Industrial Generators

Generac Power Systems offers a large kW product line with power generators and integrated paralleling control. Regularly models receive system upgrades, improving performance, functionality, and competitiveness.

Generac offers the 750 kW, 900 kW, and 1500 kW diesel generators in its industrial product line, creating a complete offering from 750 kW to 2 MW. They can be used as either a standalone SD series generator or as an MD series generator in Generac’s innovative, marketing-leading paralleling Modular Power System (MPS) with outputs up to 100 MW of power. All of the generator systems are available in an open set configuration, or with weather protected, Level 1, or Level 2 sound attenuated enclosures.

All industrial generators up to 2 MW are manufactured in Generac’s Wisconsin facilities, offering engineers and contractors a fully integrated solution from a single source of accountability.

Generac continuously invests significant resources into research, innovation and product development, which is why they can offer this breadth of line that meets even the most strict customer requirements. Generac has effectively doubled its industrial product range, and is excited at how fast they have expanded their industrial product offering, becoming a true full-line solution provider. If you need a large, industrial generator, go big with Generac.

The generators are designed to give engineers and contractors the option to choose from a wide range of Generac alternators with optional temperature rises for improved motor starting in stringent application needs. Both 40°C and 50°C ambient cooling systems are offered with an enhanced option to meet various ambient temperature application requirements, while optional critical- and-hospital-grade exhaust silencers enhance sound attenuation. The robust Mitsubishi Heavy Industries engines offer market-leading altitude derates as well.

Other features include:

  • Full range of multiple unit-mounted circuit breakers up to 3000A
  • Listed to UL2200 from factory
  • NFPA 110 compliant
  • UL142 listed fuel tanks for 12 and 24 hour runtimes to meet various code requirements

Generac’s highly-reliable PowerManager System Control (PM-SCi) is ideal for project managers looking for a more cost-efficient and space saving MPS solution for paralleling multiple large generators. The advanced integrated (on-board) paralleling and load management capabilities allows for the management of up to 31 paralleled generators, and can control multiple, separate transfer switches. There are six default levels for priority loads and three default levels for load shedding during system failure. The control’s flexibility enables users to add both priority load and load shed levels in boolean logic. The built-in Modbus® technology allows for remote monitoring.

Other key features include:

  • Touch-screen display
  • Diagnostics capabilities through InteliMonitor® software
  • Data logging and trending capabilities
  • Programmable exerciser
  • Backup mode

For more information on Generac’s industrial generators and the PowerManager System Control (PM-SCi), contact South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA.

Source: generac.com

Assistance with Your Back-Up Portable Power Plan with Generac

Joseph Coupal - Monday, July 31, 2017
South Shore Generators - Back-Up Portable Generator

Generac is continuously offering new programs to provide assistance to engineers, contractors, and members of the industrial design community. The entire team of engineers and technical experts are available to you. To make it easier for you to reach out, a new 1-844-ASK-GNRC number and email address: ASKGNRC@generac.com has been created. Of course, your first call for technical information about our industrial power solutions should be your local Generac Industrial Distributors/Dealers like South Shore Generator.

Our technical experts will assist you with questions about:

  • Codes/standards
  • Unique design challenges
  • Sizing
  • Pro Design Pro™
  • SpecExpert
  • And more

This is not a general information number, this is just for our configured generator specifying community. Think of 1-844-ASK-GNRC and ASKGNRC@generac.com as two more tools in your technical design arsenal. If you have questions, contact South Shore Generator.

Source: generac.com

Kohler Diesel Mobile Generator

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 25, 2017
South Shore Generators - Diesel Mobile Generator

Kohler Power Systems offers a robust line of diesel-powered mobile generators. In particular, the 55REOZT4 offers customizable options to meet the varying needs of end users and features Kohler’s unmatched quality, reliability and flexibility.

The 55REOZT4 is a great addition to our diesel mobile generator line and is ideal for a wide variety of settings where power is needed – from remote construction sites to large-scale events. This model is being offered in response to the strong feedback Kohler has received to the existing diesel-powered mobile units. This is the fifth model introduced within the Tier 4 Final lineup and is capable of a 46-48 kW standby rating and 42-43 kW prime and continuous rating.

The 55REOZT4 is EPA emission certified for non-road use and comes equipped with a rugged DOT-certified trailer and durable enclosure. Like all Kohler gaseous and diesel mobile generators, the new model is compatible with the Mobile Paralleling Box, which delivers cutting-edge flexibility by allowing users to parallel different sized generators with different fuel types to optimize power for the specific task at hand.

The 55REOZT4 integrates a number of user-friendly features to deliver straightforward operation and dependable performance in the field, including:

  • A heavy-duty air cleaner with restriction indicator
  • Fuel tanks sized for 24-hour runtime
  • External emergency stop
  • Stainless steel door latches and hinges
  • Two-way fuel valve to easily switch from onboard to external fuel sources
  • Three position selector switch
  • A cold weather package that includes block and battery heaters
  • A convenient single point lifting eye
  • Durable steel sound-attenuating housing with quiet operation of 69 dB(A) at 7 m (23ft.) at full load
  • A patented housing that lifts off without removing external hardware or wiring

The 55REOZT4 features Kohler’s powerful KDI 3404 engine, which achieves Tier 4 Final emission compliance without a diesel particulate filter (DPF) due to a number of innovative design features, including Kohler’s direct injection system, cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and diesel oxygenated catalyst (DOC). A high-pressure common rail system (CSR) is also integrated, which utilizes pressures at 2000 bar (29,000 psi) to deliver better atomization of fuel, improved fuel consumption and a reduction in emission particulates.

Advanced Digital Controller

The Kohler Decision-Maker 3500 digital controller, featured on the 55REOZT4 generator, provides intuitive displays and keypad functions, plus advanced network communications for remote monitoring. Other features include:

  • Parallel capable system with an easy-to-read 4.3-inch LED backlit color graphic LCD display
  • Remote-start and remote-stop convenience
  • Potted circuit board and sealed connectors to protect against environmental conditions
  • Auto-sensors on the selector switch setting, eliminating the need to program voltage changes
  • Voltage, current, frequency and power monitoring
  • Analog inputs, warnings and faults monitoring

For more information, contact South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA.

Source: contractorsupplymagazine.com

Best Deal Ever On a GENERAC Home Standby Generator!

Bernadette Braman - Thursday, July 20, 2017

Best Deal Ever On a GENERAC Home Standby Generator!


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