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Diesel Generators to Power Any Application

- Tuesday, February 16, 2021
South Shore Generator - Wareham, Boston, MA

KOHLER® diesel generators are built to power any application including hospitals, gas stations, data centers, airports and more. And with our new line of KD Series generators, we offer massive power options up to 4 MW.

Industrial Diesel Generators 30REOZK4, 60 Hz, Tier 4

STANDARD FEATURES

  • KOHLER Co. provides one-source responsibility for the generating systems and accessories
  • The generator set and its components are prototype-tested, factory-built, and production-tested
  • The 60 Hz generator set offers a UL 2200 listing
  • The 60 Hz generator set meets NFPA 110, Level 1, when equipped with the necessary accessories and installed per NFPA standards
  • A one-year limited warranty covers all systems and components. Two- and five-year extended warranties are also available
  • Tier 4 Final EPA -Certified for Stationary Emergency and Non-Emergency Applications

OTHER FEATURES

  • Kohler designed controllers for guaranteed system integration and remote communication
  • The low coolant level shutdown prevents overheating (standard on radiator models only)
  • Durable steel, sound-attenuating housing with quiet operation of 66 dB(A) @ 7 m (23 ft.) with full load at prime rating
  • 125% environmental containment basin for oil and coolant and 110% secondary containment tank for fuel
  • UL 142 listed subbase fuel tank for 24-hur run time with full load at prime rating (minimum)
  • Customer connection panel with main circuit breaker, remote start connection, and emergency stop switch

ALTERNATOR FEATURES

  • Kohler's wound field excitation system with it's unique PowerBoost(TM) design delivers great voltage response and short-circuit capability
  • NEMA MG1, IEEE, and ANSI standards compliance for temperature rise and motor starting
  • Sustained short-circuit current of up to 300% of the rated current for up to 10 seconds and enables down stream circuit breakers to trip without collapsing the alternator field
  • Self-ventilated and drip-proof construction
  • Vacuum-impregnated windings with fungus-resistant epoxy varnish for dependability and long life
  • Superior voltage waveform from a two-thirds pitch stator and skewed rotor

ENGINE FEATURES

  • Heavy-duty air cleaner with air restrictor indicator
  • Uses cooled Exhaust Gas Regeneration (EGR) and diesel oxidation catalyst to meet Tier 4 Final without a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)
  • Lockable battery disconnect switch
  • Electronic isochronous governor

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

kohlerpower.com

Mobile Generators That are Quiet and Reliable

- Monday, February 08, 2021

Quiet, reliable KOHLER® mobile generators give you dependable gaseous and diesel power, from remote construction sites to public events to storm recovery. They’re built to withstand the elements and run for long hours in prime and standby applications.

120REOZT4, 60 Hz, Diesel, Tier 4Mobile

Standard Features

  • KOHLER Co. provides one-source responsibility for the generating systems and accessories
  • Three year limited warranty covers all generator systems and components and one year limited warranty covers the trailer
  • Fuel Tank 727L (192 gal.) provides 24 hours of run-time at 75% load
  • Sound level of 71 db(A) @ 7 m (23 ft) at full load prime rating
  • 125% environmental containment basin for oil and coolant and 110% secondary containment tank for fuel
  • Kohler’s DEC3500 digital controller is encapsulated for protection against vibration and environmental conditions, auto senses voltage eliminating the need to program voltage changes and includes paralleling functionality

Engine Features

  • Certified by the EPA to conform to Tier 4 Final nonroad emissions standards
  • Heavy-duty air cleaner with restrictor indicator
  • Battery, battery rack, and cables

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

Source: kohlerpower.com

Diesel Generator that is Quiet, Easy Power in a Compact Package

- Tuesday, December 08, 2020
South Shore Generator in Wareham and Boston - Diesel Generator

The Generac Mobile MMG35DF4 delivers a lot of power in an innovative, easy to use and easy to maintain compact package. The unit was specifically designed with a cabinet that has the features customers want to be as maintenance free and easy to use as possible. And it’s supported by a Tier 4 engine with a long run time and the ability to easily select the power output needed. All of this is encapsulated in a sound attenuated, rust-proof, aluminum enclosure so you can use the unit anywhere power is needed – at an event or on the job.

Features and Benefits

DURABLE

  • EPA Tier IV Turbocharged, after-cooled diesel engine
  • 3 position selector switch for power output flexibility
  • Long-run time – 31 hours
  • Rust-proof, aluminum enclosure

EASY TO USE

  • Simplified Controller- Deep Sea® DSE7310 with an easy-to-read status screen
  • A powerful processor with intuitive operation and real time operational data
  • Programmable controller providing flexible application capabilities
  • Aluminum, sound attenuated enclosure

SAFE

  • 13 warning and shutdown features
  • Lockable control box door with diagnostics window
  • Lockable lug box with safety switch
  • Emergency stop switch located on outside of enclosure
  • Central lifting point
  • 120% Containment

For more information, contact South Shore Generator in Wareham and Boston.

Towable Generators for Commercial and Industrial Use

- Monday, November 30, 2020
South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA

Towable generators are a reliable source of backup power. These generators can be used for a variety of commercial and industrial applications. Towable generators are a common sight at concerts, sports events, outdoor parties, and constriction sites.

If you want to use it for a building you need a wired generator connection panel for manual transfer of power. The towable models are ideal for powering up air conditioners, heaters, security systems, computers, refrigerators, and freezers.

In the past, almost all towable generators ran on diesel. Now users have many choices. You can buy very efficient units that run on propane and natural gas as well. These generators can supply power during emergencies to shops and offices as well. These days, units that run on gasoline, diesel, natural gas or LPG are more desirable. You can have an unlimited supply of gas coming from the kitchen gas lines. LPG cylinders are easy to store and use.

Built to withstand harsh weather conditions

All towable generators are built to withstand harsh weather conditions. Generac and Kohler build world-class models to meet the need of the demanding market. For industrial use, you can get the larger units mounted on a trailer. These are many types of generators used in commercial applications. You can buy one for permanent installation or buy a towable unit. Size is also important while considering a unit for your place of business or manufacturing.

Gasoline, diesel, propane, and natural gas are just a form of energy that is used by a generator set to produce electric power. When the primary source of energy is disrupted, the backup generator furnishes the electric power. Seamless continuity of power is possible with an installed unit that is wired to the electric panels well. On the other hand, a portable unit will have to plug into the system as and when required.

In all buildings, the use of permanently installed units is common. There is no need for a mobile generator in these buildings. The only exception is a hospital which may own towable units to power specific parts of the campus. For commercial use, a standby system is more preferable.

For roadside jobs, the towable units are commonly used. They generate less power but it is ample to run lights and the construction tools. The power generation capacity of the mobile generator is less than the permanent ones. When you know you need more power for a specific number of days or months, get the towable type for your factory. Sometimes the surplus of orders results in renting more machines to meet the project timelines. In such a scenario a towable generator will keep these additional machines running and you can produce more to meet the new production targets.

The price of mobile units varies. Generac produces very good models that you may want to look into. Generac Magnum MMG55DF4 Mobile Towable Generator, Generac 6782 Mobile Towable Generator MLG8K/STD, and Generac MDG100DF4 STD Mobile Towable Generator with Trailer (MMG100D) are all good models. The latter comes with various options and you can select the type of trailer you need.

Generac Magnum MMG55DF4 is both easy to use and maintain. It has a cabinet that is loaded with user-friendly features. The generator has a Tier 4 engine with long run time. Users are able to select the power output they require. The aluminum enclosure makes the unit rust-proof and attenuates sound. Use it for events or at the construction job site with full peace of mind. The model has a 24-hour run time and has a 3-position selector switch for power output. This sturdy and durable modern has a Power Zone™ controller and display. Use the push buttons for easy operation. Safety wise this is a good model as it has 9 warning and shutdown features. The control box is lockable and so is the lug box.

The model is a bit pricey and if you want something more affordable, take a look at the Generac 6782 Mobile Towable Generator MLG8K/STD. This model features a Kubota diesel engine and is fuel efficient. The high performance of this model makes it a good choice. If you have a small load and have single phase power needs this model will be just right for you. It is portable, efficient, and rugged. It has a full tubular steel frame, lockable enclosure, fade resistant powder coat finish and is very reliable. When the oil level is low or when the unit heats up it will auto shut down so no damage is caused to the Kubota diesel engine. The best thing about the Generac 6782 Mobile Towable Generator is that it is very easy to use. The 3-cylinder engine is self-priming and the generator has the external convenience outlets with individual breakers.

Sometimes in factories, the power can break down at peak hours of operations and at such times it pays to be well prepared for the situation. A backup source of power saves the day and the machines could continue running as usual. When production stops it could mean big financial losses and when orders are not delivered in time the company can also lose buyers.

Manufacturers take into consideration all the needs and requirements of industrial clients and come up with models that are easy for them to use. If you need a new unit for your factory or your construction site, check online for what is on offer. The dealers can take care of all sorts of needs of clients.

Towable generators come with wheels that never go flat. They are easy to store and maintain. You can find all sorts of accessories to enhance functionality. When you buy the right model, read the owner’s manual so you get more familiar with the new asset. Get a cover, weather kits, fuel stabilizer, and other accessories online at good rates.

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

Source: constructionreviewonline.com

Mobile Generator Sizing with Power Design ProTM

- Monday, November 09, 2020

Weren't able to join us? Live recordings of Generac's webinars are available any time you want.

Join Generac for a 30 minute webinar on Generac’s next generation sizing software, Power Design Pro™. This webinar will discuss the importance of proper sizing and give a top level overview on how to use Power Design Pro™ to size mobile generators. A live Q&A session will be held at the conclusion of the webinar.

View Video link to https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6112560481144613904

Portable Generators: A Reliable Power Contingency Plan for Businesses

- Wednesday, September 02, 2020
South Shore Generator - Wareham, MA

Portable generators are routinely incorporated into business operations for a host of reasons. As you might expect, business contingency planning is one of the leading reasons. Businesses that suffer from a power outage without a backup power plan suffer cascading consequences that are often significantly more costly than investing in a backup commercial generator.

Power outages are inevitable in every season in Massachusetts. And, everytime they occur it seems it is at the worst possible time. The weekend storm that takes down the grid can take hours or days to repair. Predictably, most business owners are then frantically trying to compete with the high demand to rent a generator, or two! If your business is without power your business is also with the ability to sustain operations.

Whether you need contingency power generation to sustain an entire plant, or merely a security, HVAC, lighting, computers, and other equipment, South Shore Generator has the solution. For more information regarding portable commercial generators, contact us.

Rental Generators For Back-up Power

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 07, 2020
South Shore Generators - Wareham, Boston, MA

In business there can be no shortage in power. Competition is fierce so companies must remain operational even during outages. However, unexpected events happen. During winter storms or system maintenance, companies can make use of generators for back-up power.

Another application for generators is as back-up power for supplemental purposes and for maintenance services instead of using facility loads. With generators in place, the power to the entire building will remain on and equipment can seamlessly remain up and running.

Competition can be tough and companies must be prepared. By choosing to put in-place back-up generators, companies will not suffer loss from outages. Buying standby generators is often impractical especially for businesses that want to minimize costs.

For more details on generators for back-up power, contact South Shore Generators in Wareham, MA.

What Every Small Business Owner Should Know about Commercial Generators

Joseph Coupal - Monday, March 25, 2019
South Shore Generators - Generac Industrial Generators

When storms and other natural disasters strike, small businesses are especially vulnerable to power outages. While larger companies may have multiple locations that can pick up the slack while operations at one site shut down, the same is usually not true for the typical small business.

As a result, small business owners should take every available precaution to protect themselves. In fact, failure to plan for a power outage could result in a loss of business, inability to communicate with customers or clients, temporary or even long-term closure, and loss of inventory.

Companies can combat these potential issues by obtaining a generator, which will help restore electricity in the event that power goes out. Regardless of whether you're a one-man show or a rapidly growing small business with numerous employees, having a generator onsite can help avoid the pitfalls that might otherwise ensue in the event of a power outage. The information below outlines some basic information all small business owners should consider when determining whether to purchase a generator.

Different kinds of generators

Two basic varieties of generators are available on the market. Automatic, or standby, generators are permanently connected to a building's electrical system. When the power shuts down, those generators automatically detect the problem and restore power to the building. On the other hand, portable, or backup, generators run on gasoline or diesel and have to be manually installed once a power outage occurs. While automatic generators require little or no work for the business owner, portable generators are typically less expensive.

Safety first

When it comes to generators, safety should be the first priority. Portable generators often emit potentially harmful levels of carbon monoxide. Therefore, they should never be placed indoors when operational. Instead, most manufacturers and industry experts recommend placing standby generators outside at least ten feet from the building it is servicing. That reduces the possibility that harmful emissions will enter the building through windows, doors, or other openings. However, as an extra precaution, management should ensure that buildings are equipped with operational carbon monoxide and smoke detectors. In addition, use heavy-duty, grounded extension cords that are designed for outdoor use. Never refuel gas-powered generators while they are running. In fact, it's best to let the generator cool off completely before refueling to avoid a fire or explosion.

Capacity

Before making a purchase, discuss your energy needs with a company representative or salesperson. A typical generator cannot harness enough wattage to power an entire commercial building. Therefore, focus on what your main priorities will be in the event of a power outage and ensure that the model you select can satisfy your needs.

Properly operating a generator

First and foremost, you should always operate a generator according to the manufacturer's instructions. Consulting local building codes may also be necessary depending on the kind of generator you select. And never be shy about asking questions of the retailer or a licensed electrician. It's much better to get all the information upfront rather than scrambling to find answers in an emergency situation.

To minimize potential operational problems, generators should be tested periodically. Again, don't wait until you're in a bind and actually need the generator to find out that it isn't working properly. In addition, take great care not to overload a generator, as that could cause a fire or damage appliances.

Noise

Unfortunately, noise is a normal byproduct of generator use. And some models are particularly loud. Therefore, operate the generator only when necessary to avoid disturbing neighbors. Automatic standby generators are generally quieter than portable models.

Conservation

Operating a generator only when necessary is important. If no power is needed at a given moment, make sure to turn off the generator to avoid waste. Also, keep in mind less expensive alternatives to running a generator. For example, in certain circumstances, battery-powered lights might work just as well as light fixtures fueled by a generator.

A generator may not be a foolproof solution to keeping your small business going during a power outage. However, generators can be helpful in minimizing the problems that going off grid can cause.

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

source: triplepundit.com

Emergency Power Generators Provide the Backup Power Small Businesses Need

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, September 05, 2018
South Shore Generators - Back Up Power for Data Centers

In the U.S., “what-if” power outage scenarios are becoming “when-if” scenarios. Between 2000 and 2013, there were an average of 200 reported power grid outages per year, which does not include the plethora of weather-related outages or accidental outages, which can be caused by animals or human error during a construction project.

We understand that small businesses drive our economy today. And, frankly, we don’t consider any business to be “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, back up industrial generators can protect your business from the damage of power outages. You can rely upon standby generators to protect your bottom line and give you an edge over the competition, with the best power for small business.

Industrial Power Offers Many Choices

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

When you start your business, every capital investment you make is critical. Generac’s innovative Modular Power System (MPS) can provide the needed initial kWs of power along with the benefits of redundancy, scalability, and safety, through integrated paralleling.

Since paralleling is built into the generators, the MPS system allows for growth, requires less space, and reduces your initial capital cost.

The costs to specify and install two lower kW paralleled versus one larger kW are quite similar. This makes choosing Generac’s MPS a smart decision for all types of and sizes of businesses.

Fuel Choices to Meet Emissions Concerns

On-site diesel fuel has been the traditional choice for standby power. At the same time, Generac manufactures generators that run on natural gas and liquid propane (LP) fuel, providing reduced emissions and maintenance, compared to diesel.

We also offer pioneering bi-fuel generators, which start on diesel and transition to natural gas as load is applied, providing significantly longer runtimes with less diesel fuel storage. This allows you to choose the standby power system that is the best fit for your business.

At South Shore Generator we can provide guidance on our durable and dependable gensets, as well as give advice about working with local codes and your local AHJs. For more information, contact us.

Source: generac.com

Standby or Backup Power Solutions For Data Centers or Mission Critical Facilities

Joseph Coupal - Monday, November 13, 2017
South Shore Generators - Generac Natural Gas Generators

The standard backup solutions include standby generators and UPS systems. IT is critical to ensure that the standby generators are not overloaded under all failure conditions. Additionally, the generator must perform properly under all failure modes harmonic distortions. The engineer must specify a generator with the appropriate level of subtransient reactance. Also, it is a good idea to specify a generator that is “mission critical” rated for a load factor of 85%.

Time-tested, tried, and proven systems: standby diesel generators with closed-transition bypass isolation switches and static double-conversion on-line UPS with batteries. Paralleling gear is necessary when capacity or redundancy requires it, but I avoid generator paralleling gear unless necessary for capacity. It has become a single point of failure on some projects.

In large mission critical facilities, a current trend among engineers is to specify medium-voltage generators because it is possible to obtain utility service at 15,000 V or higher—a significant benefit over the conventional 480- or 600-V systems. This has required larger but fewer feeders—therefore, less copper—with an associated cost savings. This is a successful, robust power strategy, but we have had to manage the increased risk of arc flash events and other medium-voltage safety practices and equipment to satisfy medium-voltage electrical commissioning and testing—often at full load.

For more information on generators for data centers or mission critical facilities, contact South Shore Generator.

Source: generac.com


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