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Ambient Capability of Enclosed Generator Sets

In order for generator sets to function as intended in hot climates, users must assess the ambient capability of the model prior to acquisition. The ambient capability, or ambient clearance of a generator set, is defined as the maximum ambient temperature in which the cooling system can operate effectively without causing the generator set to shutdown due to high engine temperature. Site conditions, including the altitude and relative humidity, will cause the ambient capability to vary. Read More...

Generator Sound Pressure Level Calculations

Noise levels of a generator set can be an influential factor in purchasing decisions depending on the customer, application and code requirements...Read More

Failsafe Operation for Paralleled Generator Sets

CAT EMCP 4.4 Control System ensrues continued safe and stable operation, laad sharing and load response after loss of a communication link. Read More

Emergency and Fast Generator Set Starting 

Some emergency and standby power applications require the ability to start up and accept electrical loads in less than 10 seconds.  With proper site design, most Cat® diesel generator set configurations are capable of supporting emergency power supply systems requiring emergency power restoration in less than 10 seconds. Read More.

The Impact of Generator Set Underloading

System health and reliability are critical to backup and prime power solutions for every facility, from mission critical data centers to neighborhood grocery stores. A generator set is a key piece of the power system, and proper operation and maintenance are essential to long-term system reliability that ensures availability and uptime. Read More.

The Electronic Age of Engines: The Best of All Worlds

Advancing technologies enhance engine control to improve reliability, durability, fuel efficiency, emissions performance, and long-term ownership and operating costs. Read more about Gas Engine Technology

Considering Instantaneous Voltage Drop Versus Sustained Voltage Drop

When starting electric motors with a standby generator, it is important to understand the effect of the voltage dip when calculating the sizing criteria. This information sheet discusses the effects voltage drop can have on an electrical system and considerations that should be taken when designing and specifying an electrical system with motor loads. Read more about voltage drop.

Engines? Turbines? Both? Choosing Power for CHP Projects 

Gas reciprocating engines and gas turbines both perform well in cogeneration service. The choice of technologies depends on the application characteristics. Sometimes the best solution is to combine the two. Read more about choosing power for CHP projects

 

Demystifying Generator Set Ratings

With so many manufacturers using different specifications for their power and run-time criteria, it can be difficult to compare machines across manufacturers. Not only will this article help explain generator set ratings, you'll also learn about standard classifications and important considerations that will help you make educated decisions when you're designing and specifying equipment. Read more about Demystifying Generator Set Ratings. 

 

Operation of a Cat Flywheel-based Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) System

The Cat Flywheel UPS supplies superior, fast-responding UPS performance using high efficiency line-interactive UPS teachnology. This paper describes the operation of the Cat flywheel-based UPS system. A battery-free line interactive UPS system, this family of products features high efficiency and generator set-friendly design. Read more about operating the Cat flywheel-based UPS system. 

 

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