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Printing Companies can Rely on Industrial Generators for Reliable Backup Power

Joseph Coupal - Monday, April 22, 2019
South Shore Generators - Back Up Power for Data Centers

When you’re running a business, power concerns are always in the back of your mind. To protect themselves from utility outages or curtailments during times of peak demand, many commercial and industrial enterprises have invested in standby power. For companies with manufacturing processes that cannot be interrupted, or those with production deadlines, it is essential to keep operating, even when utility power is interrupted or unavailable.

For example, printers, full service commercial web printing facilities, and high volume operations that specialize in books, catalogs, directories, magazines, and newspapers need operational facilities. Many have their office, pre-press, manufacturing, shipping, and receiving functions all located under one roof.

Time sensitive printing projects are a primary concern. Power disruptions that stop the production process could be devastating — not only disappointing the company’s customers, but also wreaking havoc with the work schedule and job flow within the plant. To ensure that the pre-press, printing, collating, binding, and shipping operations continue without interruption, printers can invest in a 600 kilowatt diesel generator set from Generac Power Systems.

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

Source: generac.com

Choosing a Commercial Generator? Selecting the Best Fuel Option

Joseph Coupal - Monday, April 15, 2019

Diesel, Natural Gas, Dual-Fuel, Bi-Fuel: How Do I Choose?

Diesel generators are the established standard for power generators, however several options are emerging to address issues such as smart grids, grid reliability, and environmental regulations. Fuel prices, supply, and maintenance are key factors in life cycle costs and reliability for power generation.

Several factors favor the use of gaseous fuels :

  • Relative fuel prices between 15 ppm ultra-low sulfur diesel and natural gas widening
  • Forecasts of domestic natural gas availability extremely robust
  • Energy and environmental policies now incorporate Full Fuel Cycle analysis, bolstering gaseous fuels
  • Life cycle costs for gaseous generating sets are improving, including power density (first cost), fuel economy and maintenance costs

While these gaseous fuel options are not viable for Critical Operations Power Systems (NFPA 70 Article 708), natural gas, dual-fuel or bi-fuel generator equipment can provide advantages in reliability and life cycle costs for many backup power applications.


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

Source: generac.com

Portable Generators Can Save Small Business Owners Time and Money

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, April 10, 2019
South Shore Generator - Portable Generator

Challenging weather can shut down restaurants, banks, gas stations, and grocery stores for prolonged periods of time. When these businesses have to close their doors-even for a day-their owners can lose big, in both sales and reputation.

A survey conducted by the Electric Power Research Institute estimates the total cost of power outages from 985 industrial and digital economy firms to be between $132 and $209 billion.

With this in mind, many of today’s business owners are opting to research and invest in their own backup power systems, doing all they can to keep their doors open when disaster strikes and grid power fails.

When business owners decide to implement an emergency backup power system, they have some very important choices to make before determining what type of backup power solution they should select. Should they purchase and install a permanent generator and automatic transfer switch (ATS), which automatically turns on when power goes out? Or should they rent a portable generator and connect it to a manual transfer switch (MTS) when an extended outage occurs or is imminent?

An MTS solution can provide significant savings for small businesses compared to an ATS, while protecting business owners from the consequences incurred by an outage. Business owners can save so much money by going with a portable generator and MTS setup. For many small businesses, the MTS and portable generator is simply the better choice.

Some facilities, such as hospitals and data centers, can’t afford to be without power for any period of time and therefore require a permanent generator and ATS. However, many businesses can afford to be without power for a short period.

If you are a bank, a gas station, or a large box store, you can afford to be down for 20 min, 30 min, or 1 hr. You can modify your operations to work through the time it takes to wheel a portable generator in place. hook it up, and do the actual transfer. Both an MTS and ATS have their applications. But for many small businesses, we contend that it makes financial sense for many of them to choose an MTS and portable generator solution.

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

Source: csemag.com

Industrial Generators Built to Withstand Hurricanes

Joseph Coupal - Monday, April 01, 2019
South Shore Generator - KOLHER Industrial Gas Generator

KOHLER has you covered with factory-direct impact- and wind-rated generator enclosures.

Accessories Enclosures are designed to cover and protect the generator from outside elements, animal intrusion, and unwanted entry

STANDARD FEATURES

  • Kohler offers Sound and Weather enclosures
  • Sound enclosures feature UL 94HF1 flammability classification and have options for Level 1 and Level 2 Sound Enclosures
  • Aluminum and Steel enclosures are available consult the specification sheets for more details
  • Approvals and Listings may include: UL2200 Listing, cUL Listing , CSA Certified, IBC Seismic Certification, and California OSHPD Pre-Approval (Please see specification sheets for details)

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

  • Complete enclosure testing by Florida Professional Engineer (PE)
  • Large Missile Impact Level E [Florida Building Code (FBC) TAS-201-94] testing
  • Uniform Static Air Pressure (FBC TAS-202-94) testing
  • Cyclic Wind Pressure Loading (FBC TAS-203-94) testing
  • Ultimate Design Pressure – Wall Panels ±65PSF; Ultimate Design Pressure – Roof Panels ±100PSF testing

RECOMMENDATION

For any outdoor generator installation.

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

Source: kohlerpower.com


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