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ATS: The Heart of Emergency Power

ATS: The Heart of Emergency Power

ATS: The Heart of Emergency Power   The Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS) is the heart of emergency power. The National Fire Protection Association has codes dictating that it does require at least a monthly inspection (especially Healthcare/Hospitals). The normal high rises are not really listed in the […]

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Automatic Transfer Switch – ATS 101

Automatic Transfer Switch – ATS 101

Automatic Transfer Switch – ATS 101   The ATS, or automatic transfer switches, are basically the go-between utility power and generator power. There is a common load fed from the transfer switch usually to all your emergency panels. During a test or an actual power failure, there is a […]

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How to Prepare Now for the Emergencies, Disasters You’ll Likely Be Facing Tomorrow

How to Prepare Now for the Emergencies, Disasters You’ll Likely Be Facing Tomorrow

How to Prepare Now for the Emergencies, Disasters You’ll Likely Be Facing Tomorrow Still think it can’t happen here? After two months of wildfire, flash floods and mud, there’s no time like the present to get your survival kits and essentials in order. By  April Charlton, Noozhawk […]

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The Best Ways to Exercise a Generator

The Best Ways to Exercise a Generator

The Best Ways to Exercise a Generator   Just starting the engine and running it at the rated RPM is better than nothing at all, but you’re not building any horsepower. What you have to do is actually put a load on the generator, that requires the […]

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Tips for Keeping Your Generator in Good Shape

Tips for Keeping Your Generator in Good Shape

Tips for Keeping Your Generator in Good Shape When you have a generator in place at your business, you are setting yourself up with a great alternative if the power should go off. But when that outage or major storm happens, your generator could be taking on […]

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How Often Should I Exercise my Generator?

How Often Should I Exercise my Generator?

How Often Should I Exercise my Generator?   How Often Should I Exercise my Generator? Generally, weekly is the best to exercise a generator (it does not need to be for a long time). Some companies run a monthly test which is okay but you have to […]

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Class-action Lawsuit Accuses SoCal Edison of Starting Thomas Fire

Class-action Lawsuit Accuses SoCal Edison of Starting Thomas Fire

Class-action Lawsuit Accuses SoCal Edison of Starting Thomas Fire  A class-action lawsuit claims Southern California Edison (SCE) is responsible for starting the Thomas Fire which burned nearly 282,000 acres and destroyed more than 1,000 structures in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties starting Dec. 4. The lawsuit […]

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Generator Inspection Checklist

Generator Inspection Checklist

Generator Inspection Checklist   Generator Inspection Checklist On our semi annual service we basically run through a checklist (a criteria of minor maintenance). We look at your belts, hoses, battery – we look for cracking in the hoses and wear on the belts. We will run the […]

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What Does a Generator Maintenance Agreement Cover?

What Does a Generator Maintenance Agreement Cover?

What Does a Generator Maintenance Agreement Cover?   What Does a Generator Maintenance Agreement Cover? Maintenance agreements typically cover the entire generator itself for preventive maintenance. All parts of the generator, for example – the control panel where we analyze and check for invalid information. This may […]

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City May Give up $103M in Tax Revenue to Lure Hotel Developer to Convention Center

City May Give up $103M in Tax Revenue to Lure Hotel Developer to Convention Center

City May Give up $103M in Tax Revenue to Lure Hotel Developer to Convention Center A city committee on Tuesday endorsed a deal that would give a developer $103.3 million in public money over the course of more than two decades to open hundreds of hotel rooms next to […]

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