• Two Easy Steps to Improve Your Emergency Generator Designs

    by  • November 13, 2015 • Code Compliance, FAQ's, General, Tools • 0 Comments


    Discombobulated [dis-kuh m-bob-yuh-leyt-ed]
    1. Confused; disconcerted; upset; frustrated
    ex. The engineering team was discombobulated by all of the emergency generator design challenges.

    Keeping up with emergency generators and their ever-changing engine technologies can be quite daunting. Add all of the ancillary systems and code requirements, and a seemingly simple project can quickly take a life of its own. The good news is that you do not have to go at it alone!

    Here are two simple steps that will help you develop a reliable and coordinated emergency generator system for your next project.

    Step #1 – Visit OnSitePowerAdvisor.com!

    OnSitePowerAdvisor.com is a technical blog with articles addressing many of the day-to-day design challenges that MEP engineers face. Whether you are working on a transfer switch scheme, or a sophisticated fuel delivery system for multiple generators, the articles on OnSitePowerAdvisor.com will communicate best-practices and new technologies that may be a good fit for your project.

    Step #2 – Need one-on-one support? Call for help!

    Technical articles are great, but if you are working on a sizable project, you will want to engage with someone to discuss specific needs and design details. I encourage you to reach out to me for these in-depth reviews. It is very likely that I have worked on a similar design, a will be able to help you:

    • Develop conceptual plans to outline the major building blocks for the required system(s).
    • Work across disciplines, and with your preferred engine-generator supplier, to bring separate elements into a coordinated system.
    • Write technical specifications that match the corresponding plans. This is often overlooked, and results in dozens of questions during the bid process, or worse, during construction!
    • Prepare for an AHJ/permit review, by anticipating the basic items that the City/County/AHJ requires. And, if you do get some comments from the AHJ, get help with corrections and responses.

    Designing an emergency generator system does not have to be a stressful task. Reach out to OnSitePowerAdvisor.com, and David Hurtado. Based on feedback from my clients, I am confident that these steps will make your job a lot easier.

    Contact David now!

    Ph. 386 690-6361


    I have worked around on-site power systems for most of my professional life. Living in Florida, I appreciate the benefits that the emergency power industry has brought to public safety, healthcare and our quality of life. Sharing these articles is my humble contribution to the continuous improvement of mission-critical power generation designs. I hope you find them useful!


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