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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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    The 5 Items You’ll Need to Specify a Remote Radiator for a Generator

    by  • July 22, 2015 • FAQ's, General, Tutorials • 2 Comments

    GT Covrad Remote Radiator

    Engine-driven radiators are fine for most installations but, whether due to insufficient space or a lack of proper ventilation in the engine room, a remote cooling system may be required for your project. This article will assist you in understanding remote cooling packages, and will outline the information required to specify a reliable system.

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    Take this Easy Approach to Specifying Sub-Base Day Tanks

    by  • February 21, 2014 • General, Tutorials • 0 Comments

    Fuel Tank and Pump Package

    Sub-base fuel tanks can be sourced in custom designs with storage capacities of several thousand gallons but they are often specified to store less than 550 gallons. When a facility requires a longer run-time than is possible with 550 gallons, the designer will usually look to a supplemental bulk fuel tank, installed remotely. This remote fuel tank is intended to “supply” fuel to the sub-base tank on demand, which changes things a bit, since the sub-base tank will now act as a “sub-base day tank”. This article provides steps to ensure that the installation of your sub-base day tank design goes smoothly.

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    When Is A Fuel Day Tank Needed?

    by  • June 24, 2012 • Code Compliance, FAQ's, General, Tutorials • 4 Comments

    Should you include a day tank in your emergency generator fuel supply system? The answer to this question requires an understanding of the applicable code, some technical information on the proposed engine, and some basic piping calculations. Follow the steps outlined in this article to insure a reliable fuel supply system for your emergency generator.

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