Components of Commercial Power Systems

When a power outage occurs, an emergency electrical generator can provide the necessary power to keep any building operating until the outage can be solved. The Youtube channel, Convergence Training by Vector Solutions, demonstrates what an emergency power generator is and how it works.

An electric generator is a machine that rotates fast enough to generate electrical current, which is spun by an engine or motor.

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Each generator has an electronic regulating device which makes the electricity generated the same as the power coming from utility lines. Such a function is crucial to have in the case of any sensitive electronics.

Each generator is powered by an internal combustion engine. Each engine is designed to run on multiple kinds of fuel. Such fuels include propane, gasoline, diesel, and natural gas.

Whereas a generator engine is very similar to what you’d find inside a car, the emergency generators have a couple of modifications installed, such as being able to start quickly, and to run for long periods of time without having damage done to the insides.

Each generator also has a block heater, which must be maintained to prevent the generator from freezing or wearing down during use.

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