Michael Kirchner, Generac Power Systems, Waukesha, Wis.

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Electrical and Power November 16, 2013

Continuing standby power education

Knowledge is power when designing standby power systems.

By Michael Kirchner, Generac Power Systems, Waukesha, Wis.
Electrical and Power December 26, 2012

Understanding backup power system fuel choices

While diesel remains popular as a fuel supply, engineers have several additional fuel options from which to choose.

By Michael Kirchner, Generac Power Systems, Waukesha, Wis.
Data Centers March 1, 2012

Providing reliable data center backup power

A Tier III data center upgrades its backup power system to provide continuous operation.

By Michael Kirchner, Generac Power Systems, Waukesha, Wis.
Other Building Types December 1, 2009

Enhancing emergency power

Hospital emergency power systems must be reliable, scaleable, and cost-effective in order to work for extended periods.

By Michael Kirchner, Generac Power Systems, Waukesha, Wis.
Healthcare Facilities November 1, 2008

Fueling standby power options

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...

By Michael Kirchner, Generac Power Systems, Waukesha, Wis.