Blackouts are nothing new, but major storms over the past two years have hammered home the importance of electrical power. A standby generator can ensure your business remains energized for days. MEG can provide solutions to your backup power needs!
What They Are
Standby generators offer a steadfast solution to extended outages. Unlike portable generators, they’re installed permanently and will provide uninterrupted backup power.
How They Work
The brains behind the operation is an automatic transfer switch that disconnects you from your utility after detecting an interruption in service. Once your facility is safely off the grid, the switch starts up the generator before transferring its power to the electrical panel. At the heart of the system is an internal combustion engine, which is fueled by typically Diesel, propane or the local natural gas supply.
When utility power resumes, the switch shuts down the generator and reconnects your facility to the grid. This operation makes standby generators ideal for critical facilities, such as medical facilities. The transfer switch acts as a safety mechanism too: It prevents back-feeding electricity to the grid, a potentially lethal practice that can start fires and harm utility workers attempting to restore power.
Hire a us or an engineer to assess load needs as well as the logistics of installing a generator in your facility. Keep in mind, if you’re planning on connecting to your local natural gas system, you’ll need to assess your incoming gas line for volume and pressure as well.
They Require A Lot of Upkeep, O&M services
Like cars, standby generators may run nonstop for many hours, so they have to be maintained as if they were, well, cars.
MEG offers in house maintenance services. Call today for a quotation!
We maintain our systems as well as systems manufactured by others.
Field service techs available across the USA and beyond.
Your source for:
- Diesel Gensets (also Natural Gas, Propane)
- New or Used/Reconditioned with warranty
- Cummins, Cat, various brands
- Transfer Switches
- Parts & Service for many brands of gensets
- Mobile rental fleet for temporary power needs
Regional field service techs in:
- Finger Lakes Region New York
- Ontario, Canada (southern)
- various states in the Midwest & West