Dos and Don’ts for Backup Generators

Having a power back-up is important for all facilities. They keep your systems going in an emergency – alarms and emergency lighting won’t work without one.

Traditional design places the generator on an upper floor or the roof, and the fuel in the basement. This poses a problem when you’re dealing with flooding, which can cause water contamination and busted fuel lines. Earthquakes can also cause things to shift and break.

A self-contained ground unit placed outside the building might be the way to go, and alternative fuels such as natural gas and diesel have benefits as well.

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