Key Components of a Mission-Critical Facility – Battery Chargers

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.

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

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.

Two Easy Steps to Improve Your Emergency Generator Designs

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.

Complying with RICE NESHAP – A Handy Guide

With over 900,000 engines estimated to be affected, there are lots of people searching for knowledge on the requirements of RICE NESHAP. As with most Federal regulations, the reading can be extensive, confusing and the process to achieving compliance quite intimidating. If you are the owner/operator for an affected engine, you should know that compliance is relatively simple, once you have identified whether you need to comply in the first place. This guide will provide some background on the regulations, and will help you navigate your way to compliance.