Duthie Power: Our Biggest Outage

Duthie Power: Our Biggest Outage Duthie Power: Our Biggest Outage The Power outage in San Diego in 2011 – that was probably the largest outage we have had to deal with. We have over 20 technicians in the service department, and six in the rental department. Depending on how many different events there are, we can handle five major events at one […]

Which Generator Battery is Most Common?

Which Generator Battery is Most Common? Which Generator Battery is Most Common? Most generator service companies have a large stock of all the different sizes of batteries that are most commonly used in generator applications. For example, at Duthie we have 8D’s and 4D’s – these are used in our larger generators (typically 500 KW and above) and then we have smaller […]

What is the difference between a 22KW and 2000KW Generator?

What is the difference between a 22KW and 2000KW Generator? What is the difference between a 22KW and 2000KW Generator? A 22KW generator is a smaller piece of equipment that may be used at a small nursing home, small business or maybe a telecommunications site. They are really small as far as load capacity goes. That’s what we see out in the […]

AQMD – Setting the Rules for Emissions in California

AQMD – Setting the Rules for Emissions in the State of California AQMD – Setting the Rules for Emissions in the State of California In California there is the Air Quality Management District. (AQMD) They are the ones that regulate and set the rules for emissions on all engine applications in the state of California. We are under very strict rules with […]

The Size of a Generator is Dictated by the Customers Load

The Size of a Generator is Dictated by the Customers Load The size of a generator is dictated by the customer’s load, and it varies depending on the customer’s requirements. For example at a customers location they may require an air conditioner, some refrigeration, some test lab powering – it just depends on which items they want to have on the emergency […]

What is the Required Code to Complete Load Bank Testing?

What is the Required Code to Complete Load Bank Testing? What is the Required Code to Complete Load Bank Testing? There is no current code for load Bank testing. The Joint Commission does require one for health care though (only if you cannot meet your 30 minutes of runtime at 30% of nameplate data per month). For more information on load bank […]