What are the different types of standby generators?

Oct 6, 2020 | News, UPS & Standby Power

Every critical business must have the ability to operator without GRID power.
Therefore, Power Continuity offer many different types of standby generators.

True NO Break Power Protection Solutions requires an installed uninterruptible power supply, called a UPS system. That’s fine for any short power outage but for real reliable electrical power we always recommend being backed up with a diesel generator. This is most important as you can refuel continuously a generator ensuring your emergency power solution can run for hours, days or even weeks. OFF Grid standby power in your own control. Types of standby generators vary according to your site requirements

Which standby generator to choose?

Most common are emergency power diesel generators, often referred to as ‘standby generators’ These are the backbone of every Power Continuity installation. We recommend diesel engine generators as they are both robust, resilient and have a 30 year life expectancy. Always remember to choose a gen set which is larger than your building load. This both allows the generator to accept load without falling over but also allows for future growth. When choosing your generator please use our free app- https://powercontinuity.co.uk/power-calculator/

Food preparation companies may prefer GAS Generators rather than Diesel.

Whatever your choice we’re here to help 24 hours a day.

What causes generator tripping? 

Of course, you have to have the correct sizing. In fact, the most common cause of a generator tripping out is under sizing, not allowing for the maximum building load. Any diesel generator can only accept 65% of its capacity when required to support load in an instant. Therefore, it’s imperative that to avoid your generator tripping out, that your standby generator is large enough to receive the total site load.
For example, a building load of 300kVA will require a 500kVA Generator.
No chance of tripping out now and you still have head room,

What is the safest way to use a diesel generator?

Most are 100% automatic. Hence require no human interaction to start & stop.
This is the safest way to use a diesel generator.
The standby engines will only start up during a power outage.
So do remember that if you’re inspecting or working on a generator it’s safer to isolate the generator to stop it starting, whilst you are in close proximity.

True NO Break Power Protection requires a UPS and Generator combination.

Why is fresh air so important for a diesel generator set? 

When choosing a generator location ensure that there is free air flow around the set on all sides. Never place a generator close to a wall. Why? Because fresh air is cool and keeps the engine from overheating. When then is restricted air space, the expelled air bounces off the wall and is sucked back inside before cooling, causing the generator engine heat to rapidly rise and the overheat. Once that occurs the controls will sense the overheating and shut the generator down.

Mission Statement

Our MISSION at Power Continuity is to eliminate ALL and ANY disruptions that are caused by random power dips, spasmodic brown outs, over voltages and under voltages, as well as total GRID loss, to allow your company to perform and deliver on time, every time. Total Business Continuity

Start your journey safely

We carry out a detailed power survey, to firstly, identify your power risks, then secondly, offer automatic fully installed Power Continuity Systems to ensure that after installation, power failure won’t happen on your site.

Install 100% Automatic Power Protection Systems that offer 24/7 Power Continuity. That’s why we are Power Continuity Ltd. Bespoke trademarked Power Continuity Generators & UPS systems that work every time.

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT – https://powercontinuity.co.uk/generator-installation/



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