• About David Hurtado

    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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    What’s the Difference Between Exhaust Flex Connectors and Bellows?

    by  • June 17, 2017 • FAQ's, General • 0 Comments

    Exhaust Section

    Every emergency generator application includes an exhaust system designed to route exhaust gases out of the engine room. These exhaust systems consist of piping, elbows and, very importantly, flexible sections that must be used to account for the engine’s vibration, and also for the pipe growth experienced as the exhaust gases quickly rise to 800°F and more. If you are designing the exhaust system for an emergency generator, this article may keep you from making one of the most common mistakes that I see in the field.

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    Key Components of a Mission-Critical Facility – Fuel Transfer Pumps

    by  • August 30, 2016 • General, Tools, Tutorials • 0 Comments

    PumpSet Piping

    There are several topics that should be considered before selecting and specifying a diesel fuel transfer pump. The basic points are sufficient flow rate, electrical power requirements, and suitable environmental protection. But what about system pressure regulation, control requirements, alarm monitoring and failure detection? Read on for a step-by-step on how to properly select and specify a fuel transfer pump.

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    Two Easy Steps to Improve Your Emergency Generator Designs

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

    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 can help you move quickly from concept to construction drawings.

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