Michael Kirchner, Generac Power Systems, Waukesha, Wis.
Knowledge is power when designing standby power systems.
While diesel remains popular as a fuel supply, engineers have several additional fuel options from which to choose.
A Tier III data center upgrades its backup power system to provide continuous operation.
Hospital emergency power systems must be reliable, scaleable, and cost-effective in order to work for extended periods.
Diesel benefits and drawbacks Historically, diesel-fueled generators have dominated the market for larger industrial and commercial standby generators—those with outputs above 125 kW—by offering a significant first-cost advantage over similarly sized natural-gas units. However, this savings comes with its own premium: diesel designs require a steady fuel supply, which can become a p...