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 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
Generator Maintenance on a Budget: How to Downsize the Smart Way We once received a call from a company that had just purchased a commercial building with a large 1500KW generator in the basement. The generator seemed to be working fine during some initial tests, but then suddenly shut off. They couldn’t figure out why. We sent out a technician,
Fire Sprinkler System Maintenance: Who Takes Care of the Fire Pump Engine? Most of us know fire sprinklers as the little metal discs with red tongues that hang above our heads in offices and public buildings, waiting to rain down water from above in the event of a fire. Since 2006, fire sprinkler systems have been required for new commercial
Commercial Generator Maintenance: How Much Does It Cost? Tucked away in a basement or outbuilding, it can be tempting to forget all about your generator until the power goes out—but like any other piece of large equipment, commercial generators need to be properly maintained to ensure they will work when you need them to. If you own or oversee a
Is Your Generator NFPA 110 Compliant? For many businesses, a backup power system is critical to preventing costly business disruptions and preserving human life. Companies from hospitals to commercial real estate developments all rely on generators to keep equipment running if the power goes out. If your business owns a commercial generator, chances are you’ve heard the phrase “NFPA 110.”