• EGSA Publishes Rating Guide for Exhaust Silencers

    by  • March 16, 2015 • 0 Comments

    The requirement for low exhaust noise in emergency power systems continues to be a hot topic for facility managers (and code enforcement officials!). In light of this demand, exhaust silencer manufacturers have designed ever-quieter solutions to abate noise, but a lack of consistency has remained in how silencers are rated for sound attenuation performance. The Electrical Generating Systems Association (EGSA), through a newly-published Standard, has now provided guidelines to address this issue.

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    A Quick Word on Biodiesel…

    by  • February 20, 2015 • 0 Comments

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    While B5 to B20 biodiesel blends have little or no compatibility issues with industrial diesel engines, biodiesel can have real negative effects on your fuel storage system. With a higher absorption rate for water, biodiesel content can lead to a higher incidence of bacterial growth inside the tank. Learn more about biodiesel, and ways to avoid costly downtime and damage to your on-site power system.

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    Secondary Containment Steel Piping for Fuel-Oil Applications

    by  • July 16, 2014 • 2 Comments

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    Specifying fuel-oil piping for below-ground installations is a sensitive area of design, due to the potential for leaks and the subsequent contamination of ground water. In most jurisdictions, regulatory agencies will require secondary containment and interstitial space monitoring for any fuel oil piping that is in contact with the soil. This article describes a popular example of a secondary containment steel piping system, and two related devices designed for automatic leak monitoring.

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