• 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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    Key Components of a Mission-Critical Facility – Battery Chargers

    by  • August 24, 2017 • General, Tools, Tutorials • 0 Comments

    Battery Charger

    If you have experience with emergency generators for backup power, you may be aware that a “no-start” failure is one of the most common reasons for generator system failures. While “no-start” failures are often attributed to failed batteries, the battery charger is sometimes the silent culprit. This article looks at battery charger technologies, and some features that can increase the reliability of your emergency generator system.

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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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