How to Design Exhaust Pipe Penetrations Through a Wall or Roof

Exhaust pipe thimbles are the cleanest way to handle exhaust pipe penetrations through walls or roofs. Thimbles are designed to isolate the hot exhaust pipe from the structure, and to allow for a better termination at these penetrations. Important: Where the exhaust piping penetrates through a structure made of combustible materials, exhaust pipe thimbles are required by … Read more

Ultracapacitors – Adding Reliability to Emergency Generator Start Systems

A “Failure to Start” is one of the top reasons for failures in emergency power systems, and the engine batteries are often found to be the culprit. But why do batteries fail? Can you mitigate the risk of failure? This article will identify typical failure modes, and describe a simple approach for designing additional reliability for the emergency generator’s start system.

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.