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Generators

Generator Systems:

While UPS systems will suffice for power outages of a few minutes, investment in some form of generator system may be necessary should the application and/or design require the provision of power for extended periods of time e.g. several hours or days.

The purpose of the generating set will define its type: –

Standby or Emergency rated sets

Used for standby or emergency applications only. This form of rating is limited to how many hours per year it can be operated and if this limit is exceeded could cause issues with its operation, possible breakdown and the manufacturer’s warranty.

Prime rated sets

Used as the primary source of power and are designed to operate continuously or for extended periods of time with a variable load. Prime rated generators are typically used in remote locations where there is no access to the grid to supply electric power or when there is limited electric power from the grid.

Continuous rated sets

Used as the primary source of power and are designed to operate continuously or for extended periods of time with a non-variable load. Continuous rated generators are typically used in remote locations where there is no access to the grid to supply electric power or when there is limited electric power from the grid.

Whatever the choice of generator for the project there are many factors that need to be considered in the overall system design. These include but are not limited to: –

  What type of fuel will the system use e.g. diesel, natural gas, LPG?
  Will the system be internal to a plant room or externally located?
  What will the noise constraints on the system be?
  What autonomy will be required i.e. how much fuel will be required?
  How long will the exhaust run be and where will the fuel pipework go?
  Will the system parallel with the mains at any point i.e. what control system will be required?

With over 30 years’ experience designing bespoke, resilient systems and value engineered options, Business Critical Engineering Limited can offer you independent expert advice to suit your specific requirements.

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