03-18-2009 02:35 PM
I'm trying to find information on the "factors to consider" when installing a generator set. Most websites give the four bullets below. Can anyone provide additional factors?
3. Ventilation and Cooling
4. Fuel System
04-01-2009 01:27 PM
Some other factors to consider are:
- Accessibility - How easily can service techs get to the unit to perform PM and repairs? How close can they park their service trucks, load banks, etc?
- Noise - This may fall under "location" but it's something to consider. Exhaust noise can be attenuated with a silencer, but mechanical noise from the engine and radiator fan may be more difficult.
- Engine Exhaust - Make sure it's not being released near building air intakes.
- Clearance - Is there adequate clearance around the unit to perform PM's and service? Proper electrical clearance to meet code?
These are just a few items that came to mind... I'd suggest contacting your local Cat dealer and requesting copies of the appropriate Application & Installation Guides.
09-21-2009 11:11 AM
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12-10-2009 10:47 PM
All the major manufacturers have installation guides for generator sets, CAT has the EPG A&I Guide, Kohler and Cummins also have excellent guides that cover installation as well.
If you're looking for a generic reference, try the EGSA "On Site Power Generation, A Reference Book"