What is an Automatic Transfer Switch, or ATS?

By | October 26th, 2016|

Automatic Transfer Switches are required for standby, back-up & emergency power installations. A Transfer switch is installed between a backup generator, incoming power and your business. A transfer switch continuously monitors utility power and when it senses an interruption it sends a signal to start the generator, when the generator is up to the proper speed, [...]

What are the types of diesel generator enclosures available for sale?

By | October 26th, 2016|

Generator set enclosures, If you are going to install a generator set outside your building you will need at least a weather protective or weather proof enclosure. The weather enclosure is designed to do exactly that keep the rain and snow out. Weather enclosures are typically used in industrial settings where there are no residential areas [...]

How do I determine the power needed from a diesel generator, the generator sizes?

By | October 26th, 2016|

Sizing a back-up / standby / emergency diesel or natural gas generator set. The first step would be to find out your required load. Contact your electricity supplier and ask them for a copy of your average load and peak load over the last 12 months. You should also know the Amps of your incoming service. [...]

What is the most likely the cause of a diesel generator failure?

By | October 26th, 2016|

The #1 reason a generator fails to start is battery failure. Maintenance and inspection are critical. Make sure your charger has power and is working properly, sometimes the battery breaker becomes tripped shutting it off or is turned off for maintenance and not turned back on. Make sure there are no loose connections, clean the battery [...]