What: FREE Webinar
When: On Demand Until November 7, 2019
Our society has become highly dependent on electrical power. It is the underpinning of virtually everything we take for granted in everyday life at home, work and in many cases, public transportation. Moreover, virtually all of the critical infrastructure for communications, security, as well as emergency services and life safety depend on power.
Climate Change in general and the record weather extremes will continue to increase the likelihood of utility power interruptions, as well as risks to life and property. In the new age of 100 Year events becoming more common place, it has become clear that there is virtually no place that is totally immune to natural risks. Therefore, back-up power has become almost as important as primary utility service, and in many cases a necessity.
This has caused a wide variety of organizations to consider adding or upgrading back-up power to their existing facilities, or including them as a requirement for new buildings. When a utility disruption occurs everyone expects the back-up generator to start and run flawlessly as long as necessary, whether for thirty minutes or 30 days.
However, while simple in principle, different applications place different demands and requirements for back-up power systems.
In this webinar, we will discuss the generator capacity and other key issues to consider when specifying, selecting and installing an emergency back-up power system.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:
- Identify the fundamental back-up generator and power system components
- Distinguish the implications of various generator specifications kVA / kW / HP Power Factor
- Recognize the impact of motor starting inrush currents on the generator
- Explain the implications of under-sizing or oversizing the generator