Oops! Top-5 Design Issues with On-Site Power Systems

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The benefits of having a reliable on-site power system to carry through natural or man-made disasters are clear. These benefits come with substantial initial investments in design, equipment purchase, and maintenance programs. But, what are some of the unforeseen costs that may surprise the owner of a newly-constructed facility? These are the Top-5 issues that I see after construction of large facilities.

A Quick Word on Emergency Venting of Day Tanks

When installing fuel tanks inside buildings, per the International Fire Code, all tank vents should be taken to the exterior, except in the case of “protected” tanks (UL2085 listed tanks), which are allowed to have emergency vents terminated inside. The section of the 2018 IFC related to tank venting can be found here. Below is … Read more

Design Advisory Services – Your designs, made better!

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On-Site Power Advisor provides expert and personalized Design Advisory Services for electrical and mechanical engineers. Our design support services are focused on ancillary systems for engine-driven generators. Typical systems include electrical switchgear and/or mechanical systems such as diesel fuel storage/distribution, engine cooling and engine exhaust systems. If you are looking for an efficient design process, hiring On-Site … Read more