How Important Are Power Equipment Brands When Choosing Engines and Power Solutions?
When you’re about to make a big capital investment – like the purchase of a diesel engine or generator, for example – every detail matters. But then again, so does every penny.Maybe that’s why we hear questions about the importance of choosing the right brand so often. Sometimes, customers come to us with specific brands and models in mind. On other occasions they simply want the lowest cost, or the power equipment that can deliver them the highest price-to-performance ratio on paper. In other words, some business owners and executives are brand loyal while others are cost concerned. In fact, they might even think that bigger brands are less attractive because they entail higher costs.Which side is correct? How much attention should you pay to branding, if any at all? Are...
7 Mistakes Business Owners Make When Buying Engines and Generators
Buying engines and generators for your company isn’t as easy as it sounds. There are literally hundreds of different choices, and some of the terms and comparisons you come across may not be familiar. Making things even tougher is the fact that each decision could impact your annual budget for years to come. After all, engines and generators aren’t just expensive today; they require fuel and maintenance going forward. In the corporate world these sorts of decisions fall into the category of capital purchases. That means they involve a lot of money and can make or break the future of your enterprise. Unfortunately, you might not have a team of accountants and performance specialists on staff. So, you could be left choosing between various models and components on your own.We don’t want to see you...
Generators have come a long way over the years. Today, they are equipped with many technological innovations, like remote monitoring, to make operation more convenient. If you’re in the market for a new generator, you will find that a remote monitoring system can provide a host of benefits for your business. Here’s what you need to know to make the best purchase decision.
What Is Remote Monitoring?
With remote monitoring capability, you will be able to access your power system no matter where you might be. This is especially important if your building happens to experience a power failure when you’re off-site. You’ll be able to see the status of your generator in real-time and ensure that it’s up and running your equipment until the main power is restored.
Benefits of Remote Monitoring
There’s a host of advantages to using a remote monitoring system.
You’ve relied on your commercial backup generator for many years, but maybe you’ve recently noticed that it’s just not performing as well as it used to. A poorly functioning generator will be unpredictable in an emergency, and its reduced efficiency can waste a ton of money in energy costs. Below we've addressed some of the FAQs when buying a new generator. Signs that you might need a new industrial generator include:
Unexplained higher energy bills
Age (more than 10 years old)
While generators will undoubtedly need more repairs over time, if you find that your system is wearing down fast after years of dependable service, it...
Why Is Backup Power Important for Industrial Facilities?
Your industrial facility depends on a consistent supply of power to keep your daily operations running smoothly. However, businesses can experience a power outage at any time of the day or night. These power failures are caused by a variety of factors, including:
Weather conditions - From snow and hail to high winds, inclement weather is the most common reason for blackouts.
Vehicle collisions - In car accidents, vehicles can veer into utility poles and cause an outage for nearby homes and businesses.
Equipment failure - Sometimes, power equipment can malfunction on its own due to age or poor maintenance.
When an outage happens, you could be without power for hours, or even days, at a time. How fast the main power is restored depends on how widespread the issue. The best way...