Posts tagged as standby

Testing the acoustical noise of a generator set and interpreting the data

Large generator sets produce high levels of noise that must often be mitigated to meet national regulations and directives. This usually involves key decisions about the optimal generator set location and installation, how to design noise control systems and other factors, which is why it is important to conduct accurate noise level assessments timeously, before […]

Diesel standby generators and the environment  

Diesel standby plant has an impact on the environment and is subject to regulations governing noise levels and emissions. The diesel standby plant (DSP) forms an essential part of the electricity supply network and appears in many forms and in many places. In the past, the DSP was common at high-reliability sites such as telecommunications […]

Parallel operation of standby and primary generator sets

  It is becoming common practice to install a number of smaller sized standby or primary power generator sets rather than a single larger machine. This is done to ensure availability, handle variable loads efficiently, and facilitate maintenance. Efficient operation of paralleled sets requires synchronisation and load balancing, as well as operating machines at the […]

Cloud-based monitoring system for standby generators

  Companies usually expect their standby generators to offer an uninterruptible supply of electricity. However, some generators are not inspected regularly or protected securely. This results in the generator not being able to supply electricity when needed. Cummins has launched a cloud-based remote monitor for use with its range of standby generators. The PC550 monitors […]

Generator service company extends product offering

  Irish company Sentinel Fuel Products signed a master distribution contract with Sub Sahara Power Distributors (SSPD) in Johannesburg, recently. SSPD will distribute Oilguard9000 and provide front-line support for the product across southern Africa. The company, which has ten years of experience in the generator business, expects this product to strengthen its current product range […]

Preserving your standby generator

  Master Power Technologies, an independently owned power solutions provider, offers a few tips to ensure a standby generator stands the test of time. Lead acid and lead calcium (maintenance free) batteries need to be tested regularly to ensure they can handle the switch-over load when required. Diesel fuel must be of the best commercial quality […]