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Switch Gear Maintenance Options

For most facilities, switchgear maintenance primarily focuses on maintaining power transfer switches and circuit breakers, both of which function using a method of arc interruption to cancel the flow of electricity within an electrical system. Unless a company employs in house technicians with training in gear maintenance, it usually outsources its servicing needs to an […]

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Electrical Engineering Services: How to Choose the Right One for your Company

If your company needs to hire an electrical engineering company, there are several considerations to make before finalizing your decision. In addition to choosing a company that has the right expertise and the best service quality, it also pays to choose one that offers additional services that are valuable to the upkeep of your equipment. […]

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Backup Generators Natural Gas: Protection In the Event of a Disaster

The number of natural disaster occurrences seems to be steadily increasing throughout the world. This increase has brought on a growing concern regarding backup generators being used for commercial, medical, and residential buildings. While Americans may not commonly see a typhoon or tsunami, they do experience various types of natural disasters. These include tornadoes, hurricanes, […]

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An Automatic Transfer Switch: Advantages and Disadvantages

If your company needs to implement a generator but doesn’t know whether to access it with an automatic transfer switch or a manual one, there are several things to consider before making your choice. In this entry, we give an overview of the basic advantages and disadvantages of automatic switches, the type that many entities […]

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A Full Staff of Responsible Emergency Power Supply Systems (EPSS) Engineers and Employees: Prime Power’s Best Asset

It started with one man’s fascination with machinery. Roger Bisher was “everybody’s repairman.” He was the man to whom everybody went to when they wanted their appliances, and even plumbing, fixed. As his tinkering with metals grew more sophisticated, he embarked on a new passion: creating automatic standby emergency generator switchgears. In 1983, he began […]

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Tips for Choosing a Backup Source for your Emergency Power Needs

The demand for energy grows yearly. Do you know that Americans consume 24% of the world’s power supply? They make 5% of the total world population but almost ¼ of the whole energy pie is consumed every year. Sometimes utility providers cannot supply enough electricity due to equipment malfunction or lack of sources as needs […]

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The Significance of the NFPA Load Bank Schedules

Fire can burn down your valued possessions in just minutes. To steer clear of this risk, the National Fire Protection Association, better known as the NFPA, continuously implements codes and standards to safeguard your valuables. All the installations done in buildings, establishments, and in your home are covered by these codes. Electrical installations should pass […]

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The Joint Commission: Keeping Hospitals Safe and Top-notch for 50 years

The Joint Commission (TJC), formerly the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), is a private non-profit organization established in the United States that aims to evaluate health care institutions and organizations that seek accreditation. They certify more than 18,000 of these in the United States, including hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, health care networks […]

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The Importance of Standby Power Switches

Supplying electrical power to an entire facility is not a matter that should be taken lightly. Many times we do not consider the power switches that are used with the backup energy source. This is where the importance of a power transfer switch comes in. A transfer switch helps ensure that electricity is safely transferred […]

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Standby Power Maintenance: Powering Businesses, Empowering People

According to the US Energy Information Administration, office buildings use up to 198 billion kilowatt hour or 676 Btu (British thermal unit) of electricity every year. On average, $1.3 per sq. foot is spent in office buildings compared to $0.99 per sq. foot that other commercial buildings use. Because of this reliance on electricity, it […]

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