Power failure is an occupational hazard that is impossible do away with – having a quality standby power system is the best way to guarantee the smooth running of your commercial and industrial operations. In order to avoid critical system failure due to power outage, you should have a standby power system.
The installation of generator and standby power system is a sophisticated one that requires the input and skills of a number of trades. This process needs to be properly done to ensure that there is no misstep and prevent any future danger/disaster.
Decisions to Make When Installing Power System
Here are some of the decisions to make before the installation of the generator & standby power system.
- Choose a Site for the Installation
An industrial or commercial generator & standby power system is no small machine – it would require space to situate the generator as well as some space away from the general building.
In line with fire codes of most areas, standby generators should be located some feet away from the building to avoid the diffusion of poisonous effluents from your building. Read the manufacturer’s guideline carefully for the siting of the generator.
- Do a screening for all the tradesmen required for the installation of the system
As pointed out earlier, the installation of a generator & backup power system is a complex and sophisticated process that requires the contribution of a number of tradesmen. Select only the best and most experienced tradesmen especially plumbers and electricians.
As an electrician, you should have necessary experience in installing standby generators as well as transfer of switches.
- Purchase Decisions
A commercial and industrial electrician should be able to advise the contractor on the generator model and manufacturer to purchase. You should be able to make an assessment from the type of work carried out in the building – that is, suggest the model that has enough power to carry current needs as well as future needs.
Determine whether the transfer switch is able to handle all the requirements of the building and as an electrician, do well to explain key electrical terminologies such as service entrance, sub panel, etc. to the building management.
You should be able to suggest to the management the advantage of having a fully automatic standby power system for effectiveness and functionality. A commercial and industrial electrician should be aware of the workings of common generator & standby power systems such as open set, containerized set, canopied set, etc.
At Landmark Electric, Inc. we have the expertise and ability to can help you through this process. Contact us today!