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.
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.
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