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Portable Generator Rentals as Backup Power During Commercial Power Outages

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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When the weather gets rough your business needs to keep going. Business continuity can be often hampered by unpredictable power outages due to inclement weather. Company operations rely entirely on electricity for lighting, power to run computers, HVAC systems, and other business-essential equipment. For some companies, an hour without electricity can mean enormous loss in revenue. However, there are rental generators for unexpected outages that companies can rent to avoid disruption to normal business operation.

Backup portable generators are not cheap so it is understandable that some companies not to have one. The power rental business is a strategic option for companies that can't afford to purchase their own generators. In the event of bad weather, businesses can rent portable generators ahead of time for long-term use. When power is restored and becomes stable, generators are sent back to the dealer for proper load testing and maintenance. This is far less of a hassle for business owners who want to be free from the additional expenses of service and maintenance of backup generators.

Furthermore, Hartford backup power generators comes in various sizes and power capacities so you can find the right unit to meet your required power consumption. For any emergency power situation, American Power Rental is just one call away, we deploy heavy-duty portable generators fast.

Rental Generators and Rental Heating Systems (New England)

Darren Kincaid - Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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The causes for the demand for portable rental generators across New England during this harsh winter are numerous. The harsh New England winter is hard on power generation and heating and air conditioning equipment.  We deploy portable rental generators for virtually any emergency power production situation.  We are here to rapidly respond to keep your construction business operational when existing site services go down. Our reputation for quality of support is something that has sustained our Boston power rental business for years.  

We serve MA, RI, CT, NH, ME, VT, NY, NJ, and beyond with renal both power generation and portable heaters.  These power production and heating systems are perfect for new construction and for site remodeling where construction is underway in open air environments.  Rental heating and power generation are often a superior alternative to those of you who wish to avoid the high capital expenditure associated with procuring new heating and power production equipment.  

Our inventory of rental generators and rental cooling systems available for deployment across New England is huge.  Again, we are positioned to rapidly respond to both your emergency and strategic needs for rental heating and power production regardless scope.  There is no solution too large or small for us to rapidly respond to. To find out more about portable commercial heaters, contact us here at American Power Rental today.

Temporary Cold Weather Power Generation (Boston)

Darren Kincaid - Tuesday, January 09, 2018
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Today's blog post is offered as a service providing you with general consumer education about cold weather commercial generator operation Whether you are (or are not) currently in need of temporary or permanent commercial power generation services throughout the greater Boston area, we're glad to share our knowledge.  We want you to be educated, be safe, and know that anytime you have questions about cold weather generator operations that you can contact us anytime to discuss.  We can answer you questions regarding small scale (20kW generation) all the way up to large scale (2000kW generation) power needs. 

Diesel generators are notoriously problematic during cold weather. Not only does diesel fuel become unstable in cold temperatures but when the engine block and heads are cold, they absorb the heat of the compression required to ignite diesel fuel.

When generators used for standby or continuous power will be operated at 32°F (0°C) or below – especially for extended periods of time – operators must take precautions to ensure the generator will start reliably, get to the desired load quickly, and continue to run without incident and unnecessary stress and wear on the engine.

Although fuel additives and other intermittent measures have long been common for generators, there is also a wide variety of purpose-built equipment that protects generators and their components against the cold. Some specialized add-ons keep the engine block warm; others keep coldsensitive equipment such as batteries and control boxes operating at the optimal temperature. This equipment is especially important where generators are being used in remote environments without any oversight by technicians or other company staff.

This blog looks at some of the equipment that can help companies protect their generator investments and ensure reliable startup and operation. It also offers a few pointers on selecting a provider to source generators and engines that are properly equipped for extremely cold weather use.

Battery warmers

Battery warmers enclose generator batteries in a thermal wrap, keeping the battery at a constant 80°F (27°C), the optimal temperature for maximum cold-cranking amps. Battery warmers should have durable, fire-retardant covers that resist oils and acids.

Thermostats, if available, can eliminate battery damage from possible overheating and subsequent acid spillage. Battery warmers prolong battery life and can boost cranking power by as much as 75 percent.

Block heaters

Block heaters, which are installed on the coolant circuit, keep the engine’s coolant warm enough that the unit is able to start immediately and attain/maintain the required engine load. They are generally powered by an external power source rather than the generator engine itself.

Hydronic coolant heaters

Hydronic coolant heaters gradually raise the temperature of the engine’s coolant, assuring even heating of the engine block. They enable generators to have warm starts, which reduce engine stress and wear, and reduce demand on the battery. Hydronic coolant heaters work independently of the engine, yet they tap into the fuel and power supplies of the engine. This approach eliminates the need for an external power or fuel source, which enables them to operate anywhere a generator could be located.

Control panel box heaters

For enclosed generators, cold weather operation brings another peril: condensation due to the differential between the external temperature and the temperature inside a heated enclosure.

These heaters keep the control box at an even temperature, preventing the condensation that can damage sensitive electronic parts.

Louvres

Louvres (also called dampers or shutters) open and close based on a specific trigger, eliminating both overcooling and overheating by regulating the amount of ambient airflow through the generator engine’s radiator.

Louvres can be thermostat activated, in which case a thermostat is installed inside the generator enclosure and an electronic switch triggers their operation when temperatures rise above a preset threshold. Electronic louvres such as these should always include electronic stall protection.

Louvres can also be hydraulic, being driven directly by the temperature of the engine’s coolant. Coolant-driven louvres open gradually, allowing the engine to cool effectively but preventing a sudden influx of cold air that could cause the temperature inside the generator enclosure to drop precipitously.

Hydraulic louvres are a preferred option in extremely cold climates because they do not contain sensitive electronic parts that are prone to seizing and failing in cold weather. Both types of louvres should also be able to prevent snow intrusion into the unit.

Snow hoods

Snow hoods are specialized coverings designed to prevent snow from accumulating inside the generator enclosure. Some manufacturers can relocate the generator’s air exhaust when they install snow hood kits, further preventing snow intrusion into the exhaust pipe without restricting air flow.

Final thoughts

When a generator is needed to supply power, there may not be much time for warm-up. A cold pack (winter pack) is a proven solution for ensuring generators can start without a long warm-up time and stay running dependably at temperatures ranging from 32°F to -50°F (0°C to -46°C). Depending on the situation and condition of the generator itself, this equipment can reduce the incidence of generator failure in cold conditions by 50 percent or more. For more information contact American Power Rental  today.

Source: oilandgasproductnews.com

Happy New Year from American Power Rental

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Happy New Year from American Power Rental

Happy New Year from American Power Rental. We would like to thank our customers, friends, family, and community for allowing our business to be part of your lives in 2017. We wish all of you a wonderful and prosperous 2018!

If we have had the pleasure of being your choice in providers, we hope that we provided the highest level of customer service and met all of your needs. In the coming months if you find yourself in need of the services we offer, we hope you choose us again in 2018.

It is our sincere wish that in the New Year you are surrounded by warmth, family, and friendship and that 2018 brings you good health and prosperity. From all of us here at American Power Rental we hope you have a safe and exciting New Year. “

We all come home, or ought to come home, for a short holiday – the longer, the better…” ~ Charles Dickens

Give A Free Holiday Gift in 30-Seconds or Less

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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If a friend, relative, or valued service provider has a website, give them the gift of a business Facebook “like” this Holiday season. This act is free and will literally take you 30 seconds or less. By doing so, you help your friend or relative further establish business credibility and trust from an online standpoint.

Why do this? The reason is simple. Facebook “likes” is something that business owners can refer to promote their business popularity and interaction with their clients. It is also a widely accepted conclusion that Facebook “likes” play some role in how a website converts visitors into customers.

So if you know anyone with a website and wish them well in business, take 30-seconds and “like” their business Facebook page. Look for the Facebook logo usually located at the top or bottom of the website’s home page. Then shoot them a quick note saying, “Happy Holidays. I recently “liked” your business Facebook page and wish you continued business success in 2018 and beyond”. It would be a kind gesture and one that cost you nothing other than 30 seconds of your time.

To all our regular readers of this blog, we wish you all Happy Holidays and only the best for 2018 and beyond.


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