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.
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.
Selecting a fuel tank for an underground installation will probably have you looking at either an all-fiberglass tank, or a carbon steel tank. If you like the strength and durability of steel, there are several choices that can provide the necessary leak monitoring and leak containment, as well as the corrosion-protection so critical to these installations. Here are your choices for the best steel tank designs offered by the Steel Tank Institute and its licensed fabricators.
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.