Kohler is introducing a lineup of high-performance batteries specifically designed for use in residential, commercial, and industrial power generators. The new Kohler Genuine Batteries are engineered to deliver optimal performance in generator applications, helping end users to minimize the unplanned maintenance.
Kohler is introducing three new industrial light commercial generator models for stationary emergency applications. The Kohler 25CCL, 30CCL, and 36CCL are 60-Hz generators, which can be fueled by either natural gas or liquid propane and integrate the Kohler APM402 controller as well as a Kohler 2.2-liter turbocharged engine. According to officials, the new generators provide advanced voltage and frequency regulation along with ultra-low levels of harmonic distortion for power quality and enhanced protection for sensitive, valuable electronics.
To help building operators better manage their HVAC equipment, Carrier has introduced the next generation of touchscreen displays for the i-Vu® building automation system. The company says the new TruVu™ Equipment Touch (ET) displays provide facility managers and technicians with an intuitive user interface for managing HVAC equipment in buildings.
Generac Industrial Power developed its own control platform — the new Power Zone® — specifically for its industrial generator sets. According to company officials, the platform interface is designed to emulate a smartphone.
Kohler announced the expansion of its KD Series industrial generators, which now includes models ranging up to 3,250kW. The company is officially accepting orders for these new units, which are powered by two compact EPA-certified Kohler V16 engines.
Regal Beloit Corporation launched a new suite of Marathon® generators for data centers. The DATAMAX line of generators ranges from 1,100 to 3,500 kW, covering 480 to 13,800 volts 60 hertz and 400 to 11,000 volts 50 hertz and is available in 740, 760, 860, and 1,000 frame designs with low-reactance customization.
So, you want to generate your own power, for emergencies and/or for everyday use. For the sake of your design/budget/schedule, learn what the utility might expect from you — and what you should expect from it.
On Demand Our society has become highly dependent on electrical power. It is the underpinning of virtually everything, and we take it for granted in everyday life at home, work, and in many cases, public transportation. Moreover, virtually all of the critical infrastructure for communications, security, 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 commonplace, it has become clear that there is virtually no place that is totally immune to natural risks. Therefore, backup power has become almost as important as primary utility service, and, in many cases, it's a necessity.
On Demand 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.
On Demand Standby generators require electrical protection against potential faults and damage. Selecting the appropriate protective devices and functions often requires striking a balance between protection and continuity of operation. Code requirements for emergency systems and health care facilities, or parallel operation with the utility, can add another layer of complexity to this topic.
On Demand Operating multiple generators in parallel is a cost-effective and reliable means of providing high-capacity standby power systems for large facilities, such as data centers, hospitals, and water/wastewater treatment plants. This webinar will review the principles of parallel operation and describe how generators and their controls must be specified for successful application.
Engineered Systems magazine’s May 2019 issue examines the role of HVAC systems and power in critical facilities via the University of Utah’s new, LEED Gold-certified Downtown Data Center; the role of codes and standards in mission critical facilities; why an engineer should consider a product’s functional requirements during the specification process; and much more.