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Benefits and Importance of Purchasing Emergency Power Generators

Losing electricity can be problematic. Power failures may last from a few minutes to a few weeks depending on the cause and configuration of the blackout.

Industrial-Power-Diesel-Genset-250kW_main-01These occurrences may appear with or without warning and can bring about issues in terms of inoperable businesses and mechanical failures. Food can spoil in warming refrigerators and basements could flood without sewage flow. Having an emergency backup generator prevents you and your business from suffering these inconveniences and revenue losses.

Power is vital. It is necessary for medical facilities such as hospitals and doctor offices to have access to it in order to continually maintain care for patients. Lives could be at stake if emergency scans and tests were unavailable because the facility was without power. Heating and cooling, lighting systems and life support machinery would all be at loss without these generators. Commercial and mainstream businesses have also begun purchasing backup emergency generators to prevent losing customer contact with electrical disruptions.

Permanent standby generators are backup power systems that are installed as part of the facility’s electrical wiring. These will automatically activate seconds after power failure, and shut itself off once the utility source is restored to the facility. This is commonly a high rated option if your facility is in an area that frequently loses electricity because it allows you to keep your vital equipment running. Many businesses simply cannot afford to wait out another power outage.

Instead, many companies opt to prepare by installing the proper type and capacity of generators in to protect their companies and investments from devastating losses. These permanently installed emergency electricity sources operate on the facilities existing fuel source, whether that is diesel or natural gas. If you don’t already have one of these fuel lines coming into the facility, install a liquid propane tank. The size, amperage and wattage output of these emergency backup generators will depend on the power capacity needed for the facility and what appliances it will be running (i.e. heating and cooling, lighting, refrigeration etc). The more powerful they are, the more outlet combinations are possible. Typically, emergency generators come with the standard duplex 120 volt, 15 amp outlets. As the power increases, more outlets become available.

Surge and rated wattage. When selecting which emergency backup generator is best for your facility, it is important to think about the rated wattage and the surge wattage. Surge wattage is how much wattage is required to start the item. Rated wattage is the amount of power required to keep an appliance running. Combing these two numbers determines the exact amount of wattage best suited for your facility. Once it’s been identified how much wattage is required during a power outage, you can begin selecting the different types or sizes of generators. It is recommended to install a transfer system to allow a safe connection from the generator to the facilities electrical circuits.

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