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Tips for Selecting the Right Power Generation Service

A service that specializes in Emergency Power Supply Systems (EPSS) is an important resource for facilities that have generators. An EPSS is a significant investment, one that protects the business of a company by providing electricity generation during an outage. If your company needs a service to maintain its EPSS, the tips below will help […]

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When to Schedule Power Generation Services for Your Facility

A generator supplies electricity during a power outage. To render that service, it needs maintenance and testing that ensure its readiness for electricity generation. Generators that serve Level 1 and Level 2 facilities require different services to be performed on different schedules. Below is a list of these services and the schedules on which they […]

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Critical Power Systems: Preventive Care Vital to Generator Performance

Critical items throughout a manufacturing plant or commercial building require a secondary source for consistent electricity. Power outages can occur at any time without much warning, making it necessary to have the appropriate measures in place to counteract these occurrences. Generator systems may be fueled by diesel, natural gas, or propane with varying designs. Emergency […]

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Generator Maintenance Checklist: Why should a Commissioning Plan be Created?

Your generator requires a specific commissioning routine to remain in optimal condition. Maintenance includes tasks such as circuit testing, fluid replenishment, and cable inspections. Whether the system is being used for emergency or general purposes, you will need a tailored commissioning checklist to make certain everything is covered for continuous operational reliability. An unmaintained system […]

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Generator Repair: How to Prevent Failures

A backup generator is essential when owning a manufacturing or service business in need of continual power. Secondary electrical systems are designed to pick up the slack when a main electrical source fails. Provider complications, weather, or the need for system repairs can affect the reliability of your system. Assuming power will always be available […]

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Power Transfer Switch: Routine Commissioning Guarantees Proper Source Switchover

Backup power systems use a series of electrical controls to begin operation and ensure safe current flow to your building. The transfer switch is a generator component designed to facilitate the electrical connection to your standby source. These components can be manually operated; however, automatic methods are more common for larger standby systems. A power […]

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NFPA 110 Power Generator Standards are designed to Provide Increased Operational Reliability and Safety

The National Fire Protection Association has provided a set of standards for those who will be working with or using an emergency system. Professional technicians use NFPA 110 guidelines during system design, installation, maintenance, and routine testing. Your building power source is never truly one hundred percent reliable because, as with any mechanical equipment, things […]

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Testing EPSS Breakers: An Essential Routine Maintenance Practice

Testing requirements are set by the National Fire Protection Association or NFPA 110 standards to ensure the reliability of your Emergency Power Supply System. An EPSS contains multiple electrical switches designed to manage the current being created and sent from this system to devices within your building. For example, circuit breakers are a switch designed […]

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Backup Power Specialists in Carolina: EPSS Services that Every Facility Needs

Has it been awhile since your facility had its emergency power supply system (EPSS) serviced? If so, the next power outage could find you where you do not want to be—in the dark. A facility’s EPSS should be maintained in one of two ways: by in house technicians that specialize in EPSS maintenance, or by […]

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Generator Testing in Georgia: What Every Facility Manager Should Know

Despite its infrequent use, a backup generator (a.k.a. genset) requires regular servicing. Consisting of testing and maintenance, this servicing prepares it to supply power during a power outage. In the Georgia area, Prime Power is the leading generator services provider for commercial and industrial power users. If your facility’s genset has been tested infrequently, now […]

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