Industrial and Commercial Emergency Generators
Stationary Mounted Generators
Industrial Stationary Mounted Generators are a major factor in industrial and commercial facility management. We all know the critical nature of Hospitals and Medical Centers, but Schools, Governmental Facilities like Court Houses, etc., are just as important when it comes to security and safety. The lights need to STAY ON!!! Electricity is critical to our society and our Emergency Generators keeps it flowing.
The image above is one of the monster generators manufactured by Kohler and it's there just to give you an idea of what's available. This particular unit is a 3,250 KW generator. Capable of producing voltages of 480VAC to 13.8KVAC. It is 25 feet long and weighs in at a healthy 72,000 pounds. It is shown without an enclosure and in that configuration would definitely have to be indoors in some mechanical room. The engine is a V-16 diesel, 4-cycle turbo-charged, 5048 cubic inch, producing 4680 BHP at full speed. Why tell you all of this? Simply to allow you to imagine the breadth of the Kohler Emergency Generator line.
Now that you've seen the upper end of the spectrum, come back to the more normal units that are the main stay of our industrial/commercial offering. The generators from 50 KW to 500 KW... These are the backbone of the industry. Made to sit outside and weather any storm we can throw at it while starting on a moment's notice from some connected ATS. Enclosed units are manufactured to run quietly and for as long as needed, during an emergency. These general use units are usually sold with a "belly tank" for holding fuel. In many instances these "belly tanks" are the primary and only fuel for the generator. In other cases, the "belly tank" is an "auxiliary" tank that holds a reasonable amount of fuel to run the generator during an emergency. In this situation, the complex usually has a larger "holding tank" that can be set to automatically fill the "belly tank" (sensed by a float valve in the belly tank), when the fuel level drops below a specified point. This is the protection that keeps the generator running during an extended power outage.
Stationary emergency generators are hard-wired into the power system of the facility they serve, through an ATS and the main power switchboard or panel board. A.R.&E can help you visualize the complete installation and work with your maintenance staff or engineers to complete any emergency generator power project you may have in mind.
Portable (Towable) Generators
Portable generators are just that... portable! They're meant to be moved around. Construction sites, emergency services, natural disasters, or maybe just temporary power for a new construction site. Whatever the need, portable generators can "fit the bill".
From small 25 KW units to Megawatt producing tractor trailer sized monsters. We'll find the unit to satisfy your electrical needs. Units like this are available for purchase or rent. Many of the smaller "tow behind" generators are purchased by municipalities and moved between fresh water and/or waste water pumping stations, as the need arises. These units can be equipped with output leads that are permanently attached, or you can get them with locking plugs to be transported separately. Whatever your need, A.R.&E. can help!
Transfer switches for Industrial Generators are not any different than those for the residential units, except they are usually "larger" and have a "higher current rating". But they pretty much work the same. So rather than duplicate our description from the residential page, we'll ask you to click this link and be taken to that residential page. If there is something different that you need explained further, simply give us a call or contact our Sales Representative for additional clarification.