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Industrial Generators Designed for a Vast Range of Options

Joseph Coupal - Monday, March 11, 2019
South Shore Generator - KOLHER Industrial Gas Generator

Designed for industrial users, industrial generators cover a wide field of applications and offer a vast range of options and retrofitting to fully meet the requirements of all configurations. They provide, as needed, back-up power or a continuous electricity supply. In highly sensitive sectors, the solutions guarantee continuity of electricity supply to counter any outage or instability affecting the mains supply.

In isolated areas without mains electricity, KOHLER generators provide a continuous, reliable and safe power supply. Depending on the environment, they can also be configured for optimum noise levels. Soundproofed industrial generating sets therefore offer back-up power combined with user comfort in terms of noise pollution, via strict compliance with applicable noise standards.

Do you work in industry, construction or engineering? Contact South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA.

Commercial to Heavy Industrial Gaseous Generators

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, February 28, 2019
South Shore Generator - KOLHER Industrial Gas Generator

From light commercial to heavy industrial, KOHLER gaseous generators from 25 to 400 kW are customized to your specs and available EPA-certified. Large gaseous models from 400 to 1300 kW are designed to work specifically for standby, prime or continuous applications – whatever you need.

KOHLER gaseous generators are built to power every critical application from simple to complex - including hospitals, gas stations, data centers, airports, and more. Available in a range of sizes up to 1300Kw.

The Right Power. The Right Power Rating.

  • Available in natural gas, LP, dual fuel systems
  • Offered from 20 - 1300 kW
  • Our 1800-rpm engines run quietly, offer extended life and provide cost-effective performance
  • KOHLER large gas generators run cleanly and need no after-treatment to meet strict EPA emissions standards
  • Available with a variety of KOHLER Decision-Maker® controls for basic, advanced and paralleling requirements

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

New Industrial Light Commercial Generators for Emergency Applications

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, February 27, 2019
South Shore Generator - KOLHER Industrial Generator

KOHLER has introduced three new industrial light commercial generator models for stationary emergency applications. The KOHLER 25CCL, 30CCL, and 36CCL are 60Hz generators, which can be fueled by either natural gas or liquid propane and integrate the KOHLER APM402 controller as well as a KOHLER 2.2-liter turbocharged engine. The new generators provide advanced voltage and frequency regulation along with ultra-low levels of harmonic distortion for excellent power quality and enhanced protection for sensitive, valuable electronics.

Providing between 25kW and 36kW of reliable backup power, these three models are the ideal size for a wide variety of commercial and light industrial settings. With the APM402 controller, these new units offer comprehensive system monitoring and diagnostics while the KOHLER turbocharged engine delivers proven reliability and performance in the field. These new generators are loaded with beneficial features.

The KOHLER 25CCL, 30CCL, and 36CCL generators meet National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 110, Level 1 requirements when equipped with the necessary accessories and installed per NFPA standards. All three models also utilize an aluminum sound-attenuating enclosure for quiet operation and come standard with a five-year or 2,000-hour limited warranty for additional peace-of-mind. To learn more or for complete product specifications, contact South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA.

What’s a Commercial Generator? - Wareham, Boston, MA

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, February 20, 2019
South Shore Generator - KOLHER Industrial Generator

A standby commercial generator keeps your power on and your business open during an outage. It’s installed outside your business (like an AC unit) and comes on automatically — whether you’re open or closed. All within seconds of a power outage.

Plus commercial generators run on propane or natural gas, so there’s no refueling.

Power It All

KOHLER generators can power your entire business.

Industrial Fridge/Freezer

If you’re a restaurant or convenience store, your food is everything. If it doesn’t stay cool, you don’t either. Our philosophy: fresh is always best.

Security Systems

Your security system protects your business. We protect your security system. That’s what we like to call good-old fashioned peace of mind.

Computers

Revenue records, inventory numbers, employee information — all your important files live here. We safeguard them from erratic power and keep you connected to the world.

Gas Pump

Guess what? When the power goes out everywhere else, you’ll be the only convenience store pumping gas. Your customers are going to like that. A lot.

Heat/AC

Whether it’s the dead of winter or dog days of summer, your HVAC is what keeps your employees and customers comfy and your building protected. And a happy customer is a loyal customer.

Lights

Let there be light. That’s our philosophy any way. Come hurricane, hail or ice storm, your business will still be sunny inside.

Towable

  • Designed for powering remote locations, sporting events and concerts
  • Manual power transfer once generator is on site (building requires pre-wired generator connection panel)
  • Can power critical hard-wired systems like A/C, heat, computers, security systems, refrigerators and freezers with generator connection panel
  • Runs on diesel fuel

Commercial

  • Ideal for backing up your business
  • Automatically restores power in seconds - whether you're open or closed
  • Powers your business, including critical hard-wired systems like A/C, heat, computers, security systems, refrigerators, freezers, and more
  • No refueling - runs on your small business's natural or LP gas

Who needs one?

Today backup power is important for every small business owner.

These are just a few of the benefits:

  • Protects your revenue stream and your inventory during an outage
  • Keeps the lights, AC and heat on
  • Powers your communications, computers and security system
  • Keeps your customers coming back and encourages new customers to count on you

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

Source: kohlerpower.com

Backup Power for Light Rail Crossings

Joseph Coupal - Monday, February 11, 2019
South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA

Many communities are turning to light rail systems to provide more efficient ways for citizens to access downtown areas while at the same time helping to reduce emissions and parking challenges. Since light rail trains typically cross many busy intersections, during an outage, their vital crossing signals continue to function to help prevent dangerous accidents.

For light rail crossings, natural gas generators are becoming the preferred choice. Most light rail systems are located along the natural gas right of way making it easy to tie into the service lines. Generac offers gaseous generators from 22 kW up to 500 kW nodes, providing the power needed for most applications with limited service and maintenance requirements. In addition, these units can be paralleled to provide more kWs, as needed.

The technological advances in natural gas generators by Generac has earned us awards from Frost and Sullivan as “The Natural Gas Generator Company of the Year”. In addition, the 500 kW natural gas generator recently earned a Silver Award from the readers of Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine.

For more information, contact South Shore Generator.

Emergency Power for Municipalities

Joseph Coupal - Monday, February 04, 2019
South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA

Municipalities are continually asked to do more with less whether its maintaining municipal buildings, providing a vast array of community services, or providing protection for citizens during emergencies. There is no one “cookie-cutter” generator solution that will meet the incredibly diverse needs of municipalities. The good news is that Generac Industrial Power provides a wide range of gensets, accessories, controllers, and enclosures, so we can help you find the optimum solution to surpass your challenges.

Your Need: Emergency Preparedness

With major hurricanes and massive flooding that can occur at any time, the role of emergency preparedness is very great. Citizens not only depend upon crisis services including first responders and 911 call centers, but they also look to municipal facilities for shelter during the storm. Authorities may also need municipal buildings to act as command centers in the wake of a disaster.

If that were not enough, FEMA and other governmental agencies are asking cities and towns to deliver more robust support systems to community members living in underserved areas and government-sponsored housing unit.

Police and fire stations, and 911 call centers must function during emergencies. Generac provides diesel gensets from 50 kW up to 2 MW to meet NEC and NFPA requirements for on-site fuel. And many of these gensets can be paralleled to meet even greater power requirements. Generac’s Modular Power Systems (MPS) feature on-generator paralleling so our units do not require dedicated and expensive third-party switchgear.

Future expansion generators simply tie directly to the generator bus. Because the paralleling is already built into the generator, the Generac MPS system inherently has greater flexibility for growth, requires less electrical room space, and reduces initial capital cost, which can help with your always tight budgets.

Paralleling also works for many government housing units as rooftop installations are being specified so flooding doesn’t impact power supply. MPS gensets are smaller and lighter weight which helps balance the rooftop load, while still providing the needed kWs.

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

Generac Backup Generators for Restaurants and Small Business

Joseph Coupal - Monday, January 28, 2019
South Shore Generators - Generac Industrial Generators

275kW Gaseous Generator

Our natural gas generators provide full power protection for businesses such as gas stations and convenience stores to restaurants, schools, assisted living centers, and municipal buildings.

Small businesses drive our economy today. And, no business is “small” because so much is at stake—your brand’s reputation, your staff’s livelihoods, not to mention your significant investments in equipment, electronics, facilities, and inventory.

No matter what your need, Generac generators can protect yours—from the damage of power outages. You can rely upon Generac standby generators to protect your bottom line and give you an edge over the competition, with the best power for small business.

Generac offers a variety of small business power solutions—from easy to maintain small kW natural gas generators ideal for convenience stores, restaurants, warehouses, and offices—to large multi-megawatt paralleled solutions to ensure that your business runs smoothly.

For more information on commercial backup generators for your restaurant or other small business, contact South Shore Generator.

Developing a Strategic Emergency Backup Power Plan For Business

Joseph Coupal - Monday, January 21, 2019
South Shore Generators - Generac Industrial Generators

Planning for the inevitable power outage can be thought of as a continuum from no backup power to complete coverage of all circuits in all locations. There is no single point on that continuum that is right for every business.

Things to Consider

  1. How important are your products and/or services during an extended outage? High priority examples:
    • Gas stations, convenience stores
    • Supermarkets
    • Pharmacies, drug stores
    • Restaurants
    • Building supply stores
    • Telecommunications
    • Media (radio, TV, newspapers)
    • Municipal services (water, sewer, garbage pickup, etc.)
  2. Which areas (cities, counties, states or regions) represent the highest priority needs for backup power? Consider:
    • Likelihood of an extended outage
    • Geographical location
    • Population density
    • Legislative requirements
  3. How many locations do you have in each priority area?
  4. Can each area be divided into smaller, contiguous territories to provide the best possible coverage with the fewest number of physical locations?
    • Distance (locations within X mile radius)
    • Population density (i.e., 50,000 people)
  5. Do, or can your locations within each territory offer different products and/or levels of service? Examples include:
    • Gas station vs. convenience store
    • Drug store only vs. pharmacy with food, personal items, gifts
    • 24 hour service vs. typical business hours
    • Full service restaurant vs. drive thru
  6. Which locations offer the greatest potential revenue during an extended outage? Consider:
    • Average number of customers
    • Average hourly revenue
    • Potential based on location, population, need for your products and/or services

Selecting a Backup System

Determining how much backup power will be required for each location can be a complex process. Always consult a professional for proper system sizing.

For “Full Operation”, the backup system must have an amp rating greater than the total of the electrical loads in each facility.

For “Limited Operation”, all electrical loads to be backed up must be taken into account. Since the power (amps) required to start some loads (air conditioning, refrigeration, etc.) will be significantly higher than operating amps, the system will need to be sized to handle starting amps as well as running amps.

Examples of Electrical Loads

  • Interior / exterior lighting
  • Computers / registers
  • Security system
  • Air conditioning / heat
  • Refrigeration
  • Pumps (fuel / water / etc.)
  • Ovens / ranges
  • Vaults
  • Other specialized equipment

For more information on backup power contingency planning for your business, contact South Shore Generator.

Source: generac.com

A Strategic Emergency Backup Power Plan Keeps Business Running: What’s Your Backup Plan?

Joseph Coupal - Monday, January 14, 2019
South Shore Generators - Generac Industrial Generators

Planning for the inevitable power outage can be thought of as a continuum from no backup power to complete coverage of all circuits in all locations. There is no single point on that continuum that is right for every business. For some businesses, locking the doors and waiting for power to return might be a viable alternative. For others, full operation for the duration of the outage is the only option. For most companies with branch operations, the best solution is often a strategic mixture of coverage based on the critical nature of products or services, location, population density or any number of other factors.

No Backup

Lock up, go home and wait for power to return. There are no customers and there is no revenue until power is restored.

Orderly Shutdown

Safely shut down computers and registers. Key customer/business data is protected, but customers will have to go elsewhere until utility power returns.

Limited Operation

With backup power for essential circuits, you can stay open for business, but not at full productivity. Losses are reduced and you can continue to provide some level of service to your customers.

Full Operation

Operations continue as if there were no outage. Revenues increase and new customers are gained while competitors are closed or operate at reduced capacity

When Will it Happen to You?

It will happen. The only questions are, “When?” and “How much will it cost?” Every year, more than 2 million U.S. businesses experience a power outage lasting eight hours or more. The cost of these outages is astronomical in terms of lost revenue alone.

Causes of Power Outages

  • 38% Weather: lightning, wind, rain, snow, heat, cold and ice
  • 26% Utility equipment problems and grid overload
  • 12% Fallen trees or tree growth
  • 10% Animal contact
  • 8% Human error: Underground digging, cranes, traffic, vandalism, etc.
  • 6% Miscellaneous: Mechanical damage, construction error, fire, etc.

Lost revenue is only part of the story. When you consider some of the other direct costs and intangible losses, it’s easy to see why an extended outage can be devastating.

  • Data can be lost
  • Employees are idled
  • Manufacturing processes are disrupted
  • Refrigerated goods spoil
  • Security systems may be disabled
  • Customers are inconvenienced and buy from your competitors

Causes of Power Outages

Power outages are not confined to the coasts and “Tornado Alley”. In fact, more than 60% of all power outages are not weather related at all. The need for electricity is increasing at a phenomenal rate and utility companies are finding it difficult to keep pace with the growing demand. As a result, the overloading of our aging power grid has become an ever-increasing cause of extended outages nationwide.

For more information on back up power for contingency plans, contact South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA.

Source: generac.com

Power Outage Leaves Airport in the Dark

Joseph Coupal - Monday, January 07, 2019
South Shore Generators - Back Up Power for Data Centers

A spectacular light show caused by an electrical emergency in Queens created moments of panic for some at LaGuardia Airport Thursday night.

Airline passengers were left in the dark inside the transit hub’s terminals, but why? Runways were also temporarily shuttered following the Con Edison voltage monitor malfunction which illuminated the New York skyline with an eerie blue-green hue.

The 13 minute power outage delayed some 15 flights from taking off for up to an hour and rerouted nine planes to other airports.

It left many wondering how an airport the size of LaGuardia, in a city the size of New York, shut down from a mere power outage. Shouldn’t there be an uninterrupted source of power on backup to keep the airport running right away?

“A power outage of this nature could happen at any airport,” LaGuardia General Manager Lysa Scully said.

But thousands of people were taken off guard over the holiday.

Nearby, Rikers Island prison reported no sustained power outage thanks to its backup system.

“LaGuardia has backup power, but it’s basically emergency backup power and not really a backup system that would allow the LaGuardia Airport to operate safely,” Cuomo said.

The runways were closed for 13 minutes as a precaution to make sure everything was safe.

“It’s very concerning,” she admitted regarding the temporary terminal outages. “We don’t want people in the dark.”

LaGuardia went through a rebuilding, but no backup power system was installed. So what’s the plan going forward to prevent what happened last week from happening again?

“Having LaGuardia backup generators that allowed LaGuardia to function is something that we’re going to further explore,” the governor said.

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

Source: CBS New York


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