Emergency generator speaks to the emergency power systems and portable generator.
The system is a necessity for buildings during times of power outages and provides peace of mind and protects from undue financial losses. They are a permanently installed as a backup power source.
An electric generator is a device that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy. A generator forces electric charge which is carried by electrons) to flow through an external electrical circuit.
The source of mechanical energy may be a reciprocating or turbine steam engine, water falling through a turbine or waterwheel, an internal combustion engine, a wind turbine, a hand crank, compressed air, or any other source of mechanical energy.
The reverse conversion of electrical energy into mechanical energy is done by an electric motor, and motors and generators have many similarities. Many motors can be mechanically driven to generate electricity and frequently make acceptable generators.
This equipment is hard wire connected to the building electrical grid and can be fueled by city gas or propane.
A qualified generator specialist can size and advise you on the type of generator required. They can also deliver, install, commission and maintain the generator after installation.
A tradesman with a gas license will be required to connect the fuel source to the generator and it must be installed on a level hard surface typically a poured concrete pad. In many buildings especially senior residences and health care facilities it is mandated by law that generators be installed.
The generator may be installed outside a building or inside in a designated room which is properly ventilated.
Weekly and monthly maintenance and run tests are required.
An Automatic Transfer Switch is required when connecting the generator to the building’s electrical system.
The transfer switch is a safety system that prevents your generator from feeding electricity back to the neighborhood power grid.
When the power goes out, the transfer switch will connect the generator to your electrical system, and when power comes on again, it will disconnect the generator and return your setup to normal.
An emergency transfer switch must be installed by a qualified electrician trained in this type of work.
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