Annual Maintenance Requirements For Your Commercial Generator It’s a new year, which means new budgets for Facilities Engineers and Property Managers. It’s also the season for new regulations to kick in, and to revisit the maintenance tasks you deferred throughout the year. This means it’s time to take another look at your commercial generator and make sure you’ve addressed the
Insulation Resistance Testing: How To Prevent Catastrophe In Your Emergency Power System Insulation Resistance Testing: How To Prevent Catastrophe In Your Emergency Power System Insulation resistance testing is one of the most misunderstood elements in commercial generator maintenance. Why? Blame it on that old saying, “out of sight, out of mind.” If the winding on the insulation is worn or
The Five Questions You Must Answer To Ensure NFPA 110 Compliance Planned maintenance is a critical part of any backup power system. Regular verification that an installed system is functional is necessary to ensure that standby power will be available when primary power is lost. NFPA 110 requires that the Emergency Power Supply System (EPSS), including components like generator sets,
The Top 10 Questions About NFPA 110 Compliance Power outages can mean more than a temporary blackout. For critical commercial facilities, a power outage without a backup generator can result in the loss of revenue and even put lives in danger. The standard for emergency power and standby systems is The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standard 110, which was
The last thing a property owner or manager wants is an empty building. A commercial building without tenants is no longer generating revenue, but still incurring most of the costs associated with ownership: loan payments, taxes, insurance, utilities, and maintenance costs. This is not an ideal situation.
Don’t Ignore These 2 to 5-Year Generator Maintenance Events Don’t Ignore These 2 to 5-Year Generator Maintenance Events Properly maintained, your standby generator should last from 10,000 to 30,000 hours. But what if your generator is only running 50 hours or less a year? Will it last for 20 years, 30 years or more, even if it’s not running regularly?
Annual Load Bank Testing Could Be The Most Critical Maintenance For Your Generator There’s a saying in the generator servicing business that goes like this: the best generator is the one you never use. In other words, a generator is the kind of asset you’re required to have but hope you never need. This saying underlies a potentially costly and