Fuel Technologies International‘s Emergency Power Design Reliability Symposium will be held August 20-21, 2015 in Palm Springs, CA. This symposium is directed to engineers and facility managers concerned with the operation of emergency/backup power systems and fire pumps. Registration is limited to 30 attendees. Information on schedule and CEU credits can be found here.
Simplex’s load bank product line includes equipment designed for use in medium voltage power generation applications. These medium voltage load banks use step-down transformers to provide safe and reliable operation for the owner. While other manufacturers offer load banks that accept direct application of medium voltage, Simplex prefers the use of a transformer. Here’s why…
Interrupting ratings are the highest current at rated voltage that a device is intended to interrupt under standard test conditions. Withstand ratings are the highest current at rated voltage that a device is intended to carry under standard test conditions. When applied to automatic transfer switches, these ratings become the highest rated current that the transfer … Read more
Permanently-installed generator load banks are a great way to identify potential issues before they cause serious problems. When discussing the selection of a load bank, I am often asked what load bank rating should be specified for a given generator. Here is my approach to the question of load bank ratings.
Perma-Pipe PAL-AT is a state of the art leak detection cable system that locates potential problems anywhere along a sensor string. The PAL-AT is often provided for secondary contained fuel-oil pipe systems, or any other application where quick and precise leak detection is required. Sensing cables are available to sense the presence of water-based and hydrocarbon-based liquids, or hydrocarbon-sensing only. PAL-AT sensing cables can be air-dried and re-used, are suitable for monitoring for the presence of corrosive chemicals.