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Patrick Paden is a generator specialist at Central States Diesel Generators. For over 30 years he has been helping customers in all industries to find cost-effective solutions for their on-site power generation projects as well as other process equipment requirements. He prides himself on having many repeat customers, meeting or exceeding their needs in a cost-effective and timely manner.

5 Used Generators For Industrial Data Centers

By | February 9th, 2024|Categories: Generator, Generator Maintenance, Used Diesel Generator|

In the world of industrial data centers, a versatile and trustworthy power supply is basic. As organizations look for cost-effective arrangements without compromising quality, the meaning of used generators comes to the very front.  This article discusses the significance of using generators for industrial data centers. From famous brands like Cummins and Caterpillar to eco-friendly choices [...]

Guide to Data Center Generator Maintenance

By | January 31st, 2024|Categories: Commercial Generator, Generator Maintenance, Industrial generator|

In the constantly advancing world of technology, data centers stand as the foundation of constant operations for organizations. Integral to their advantages are backup generators, serving as indispensable protection during power outages. To ensure the quality of these basic resources, maintenance is important.  This article discusses key aspects of data center generator support, offering knowledge into [...]

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Difference Between High, Medium & Low Voltage Classifications for Commercial Generators

By | January 30th, 2024|Categories: Commercial Generator, Generator Maintenance, Used Diesel Generator|

Commercial generators are available in different voltage ranges. They are classified into three main categories: low, medium, and high-voltage commercial generators. Adding to these are quite uncommon yet useful commercial generators with extra high and ultra-high voltage. Wondering about the range of each? They vary. Why and how they vary is covered in the article. Read [...]

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Why Does a Diesel Generator Crank But Won’t Start?

By | January 30th, 2024|Categories: Diesel generator, Used Diesel Generator|

Regardless of how much humans ignore their own hearts, the same cannot be said for the cherished mechanisms propelling their essential work. Still, the engine, the heart of the diesel generator, is not immune to issues.  Basic knowledge of the obvious problems of engines and the ability to combat them with solutions has the potential to [...]

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Commercial Generator Installation Requirements

By | October 30th, 2023|Categories: Back-up generator, Commercial Generator, Standby Generator, Used Diesel Generator|

The generators that keep the industries running in the absence of power are referred to as commercial generators. They provide backup power to avoid losses or without halting industrial operations. The generators come in two varieties, providing two different types of conveniences. They can be standby or backup generators.  Standby Generators These generators offer instant power [...]

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Generator Excitation Methods and Systems

By | October 30th, 2023|Categories: Generator, Generator Excitation Systems|

The generator excitation systems have control over stability and efficiency and play a vital role in the application and functionalities of industries. The excitation here refers to creating and regulating the electrical fields within the generator’s rotor. A detailed understanding of the aspect is essential. The article covers the definition, components, types and methods of excitation.  [...]

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Generator Room Ventilation Requirements

By | October 26th, 2023|Categories: Generator Maintenance, Generator Room ventilation, Industrial generator|

Did you know that the emissions of generators account for about 10% of the consumed fuel? Ventilation or air replacement is one of the key aspects of sustainable operations of generators. It must be well-designed considering the environment of the generator room. Adequate ventilation contributes to the safety and efficiency of operations.  The elevated temperature results [...]

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Standby Generator vs Backup Generators: What’s the Major Difference?

By | October 26th, 2023|Categories: Back-up generator, Standby Generator|

A smooth power supply is essential for every area, from factory to manufacturing unit and even at home. Generators are an important component that helps with operational continuity and provides a seamless power supply. The question of standby generator vs backup generator is a common dilemma for businesses and homeowners seeking reliable solutions for power outages. [...]

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The Best Industrial Generators Of 2024

By | October 2nd, 2023|Categories: Commercial Generator, Industrial generator|

Industrial generators are essential to ensuring the continuity of business operations in the event of a blackout. The current climatic conditions are wreaking havoc across the globe. Add to this the surge in power demands, and blackouts are becoming a rather common occurrence.  If you are looking to power up your operations with an industrial generator, [...]

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Types of Generator Load Banks: A Complete Guide

By | October 2nd, 2023|Categories: Generator Load Banks|

A generator load bank is a tool for measuring a generator's energy consumption and power quality to ensure it's safe to keep running an installed generator. There are several kinds of load banks, including resistive, reactive, resistive/reactive, and electronic ones. Each has a purpose, and based on the load bank manufacturer you choose, you may use [...]

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