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.

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

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.

CSE Magazine Survey – Did you know this?

Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine conducted a recent survey and confirmed some things that I already suspected, but this survey also brought up some other interesting bits of news. When asked about the “#1 challenge engineers face”, as you might expect, the overwhelming answer was “Inadequate budget for good design”.  This is a typical challenge for most of what … Read more