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December 2009

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Continuous, Prime, and Standby Generators

Generators are designed to provide power in one of three modes of operation: continuous, prime, or standby.  Continuous or prime generators are designed to be the main power source and provide electricity over prolonged periods of time.  Standby generators are to provide power when the utility grid fails or when the main power supply is interrupted.  These distinctly different power supply scenarios require the generator to be designed differently to withstand the rigors of each. It is important to evaluate the application of the generator to determine what type of generator is best suited.  The following article explains in detail the differences between the design and operation of standby emergency generators and generators used for a prime or continuous source of power.
Generators can be used for continuous power supply, extended periods of time, or as a standby/backup power option.  Always consult a professional to see which type of generator is right for you.  
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In the News

Blue Chipper Now Provides Back-up Power - Business Scotsman (12/15)


Aggreko, a Scottish organization, recently became one of the top companies on London's stock exchange.  Aggreko provides diesel and gas generators to high profile events such as the Beijing Olympics and Barack Obama's presidential inauguration. Click here to read more >>

Large Grids Connect by Smart Grid Electric Light & Power (12/09)


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Desalination Plant Uses Diesel GeneratorsCountry Times (12/08)


Adelaide is a company that constructs wind powered desalination plants.  The plants can take sea water and turn it into safe drinking water.  The process is powered by wind turbines but also utilizes generators when the wind isn't blowing.  Click here to read more >>

Falkland Islands Use Heat from Generators InTech (12/08)


In attempts to conserve and maximize energy use, authorities of the Islands gather heat from four generators to power a school and hospital.  The large diesel generators are used in the Falkland Islands main power plant. Click here to read more >>

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