Posts tagged as standby

Onsite power for remote mining locations

The need for a secure, efficient power supply is as important to mining operations as the equipment used by the mine to keep production up and running, sometimes on a continuous basis. Many remote mine sites are located at a great distance from the nearest power grid, resulting in the need to establish reliable off-the-grid […]

Innovative power solution for new port

Kohler-SDMO and its local partner, Select, recently won the tender, issued by the two shareholders of the new port of Doraleh in Dijbouti, for six 2 MVA generating sets. The generating sets are housed in CPU40 containers. They are coupled together in series and will supply power to the port and its cranes in the […]

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 […]