Industrial generators are fantastic pieces of equipment to have installed on site, in case a situation arises where your building loses power. In emergencies, they can be used to provide a backup source of electricity and can help ensure a business continues as usual.
They can also act as the only source of power in locations that are isolated from the main grid or in critical environments, such as hospitals where staff and patients rely on a constant supply of electricity.
Choosing an Industrial Generator
There are thousands of new and used industrial strength generators from leading brands including Honda, PRAMAC, KIPOR, Perkins, Yamaha and Loncin. Depending on your requirements, stationary, modular and mobile generators are available.
Stationary generators tend to be the biggest in size and are placed in a fixed location on site. Modular generators will enable you to be flexible with how much power supply you need over time while mobile generators can be used in various locations on a temporary basis.
You'll have a choice between diesel, petrol and gas-powered generators. Diesel is a popular choice as it's not susceptible to freezing in cold weather and is typically more efficient than petrol, offering more energy per litre.
Petrol is most commonly used in mobile generators due to the wide availability of this fuel type. Liquid propane and natural gas options are also available, however, they are not capable of producing as much power as their diesel and petrol counterparts.
Industrial generators come in numerous sizes up to that of a small power plant. The size you select will vary depending on the requirements of the facility where you intend to install it. Whichever type of industrial generator you choose, it's advisable to invest in slightly more capacity than you think you'll need to ensure you'll always have sufficient power.