February 2019 Newsletter
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Paralleling Industrial Generators
Paralleling Industrial GeneratorsFacilities that use multiple generators often operate them in a parallel configuration. The first step to understanding paralleling is recognizing basic generator control functions. When generators are operated in parallel, the load is usually distributed evenly throughout the online generators. When the load increases, all generators equally increase their output to accept the load. When operating generators in parallel, the capability is additive (2 kW parallel with 2 kW = 4 kW capability). This month's article reviews the basics of industrial generator paralleling including upgrading and designing new parallel applications, paralleling generators without advanced controls, and connecting generators with paralleling capabilities.  Click below to continue:

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Olympian 200 kW

Olympian 200 kW
Diesel Generator, 208 V
3-Phase, 60 Hz, 694 Amps, Standby
118.8 Hours, Unit# 87932

Cummins 600 kW

Cummins 600 kW
2010 Diesel Generator, 480 V
3-Phase, 60 Hz, 902 Amps, Standby
180 Hours, Unit# 87936

Cummins 500 kW

Cummins 500 kW - Brand New - 4 Available
2019 Diesel Generator, 480 V
3-Phase, 60 Hz, 752 Amps, Standby
0 Hours, Unit# 71097

Cummins 1825 kW

Caterpillar 1825 kW - 3 Available
Diesel Generator, 480 V
3-Phase, 60 Hz, 2743 Amps, Prime 
857 Hours, Unit#: 87876

Vantage Data Centers Powers Up New Campus in Ashburn (datacenterfrontier.com) The center has robust fiber connectivity, redundant power infrastructure, and a bank of 2.75-megawatt backup generators. 
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New Law Enhances Backup Emergency Power Generation Requirements for Assisted Living Facilities (augustafreepress.com) Diesel-powered back-up generators are expected to play a predominant role.
Reciprocating Gas-Fired Engines Playing Growing Role (power-eng.com) Reciprocating internal combustion engines are playing an advancing role in utility-scale power generation grid stabilization.
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Cummins  600 kW
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MTU  500 kW
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MTU  200 kW
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