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Things To Consider When Renting Portable Power Distribution Units

Joseph Coupal - Friday, September 27, 2019
American Power Rental - Portable Power Distribution Units in New York, NY

Rental power distribution equipment serves various industrial and commercial purposes. It extends from generating electricity for industrial plant shutdowns, maintenance job in remote sites like oil fields, to power distribution devices for entertainment and event settings. Because there's a diverse distribution need for rental power distribution products, you need to carefully scrutinize your requirement in order to determine the exact device to apply to your situation. We can help you with that. The following is a list of considerations that will aid the rental company and the customers in determining the right power distribution unit that exactly matches a distinct job or application.

About The Equipment

  • Identify the devices that should be hooked up to the power distribution panel and determine their voltages.
  • Estimate the expected total power load that the panel must uphold.
  • Know if there's a need to step down a 480V or 600V power supply to a lower voltage
  • Determine if the main power load will be three-phase or single-phase. Also, ascertain if the customer requires units that can manage both or switch from one to the other.
  • Determine the number of outlets and configurations required (C19, C13, NEMA 5-20R, etc.)
  • Assess whether the power distribution box require power filtration when generator is used as primary source in a certain application. Power filtration provides protection to audio devices that are too sensitive to vibrations.

Device-Specific Features

There are certain attributes that broaden the flexibility of the device, for rental and other uses. Here is a list of its main features:

Portable Transformers

  • Portable transformer must be able to step up/step down different configurations (for instance, from 600V or 480V to 120V).
  • It must have main and secondary breakers.

Standard 50A Distribution Boxes

  • Boxes must be classified for indoor or outdoor use (Nema 3R are designed for industrial setting or those with harsh environment conditions).
  • A different 20A 1P branch circuit breaker is needed to protect each 20A 125V GFCI duplex receptacle.
  • Receptacles must be NEMA 5-20R GFCI Duplex Receptacles appropriate for wet or humid sites.
  • Receptacles must be locking or GFCI protected.

Portable Distribution Panels

  • Rental portable distribution panels have varieties of enclosures. The most flexible are those with sturdy aluminum enclosures. However, for events use, bright yellow and other colored panels are commonly preferred.
  • NEMA Type 3R Weatherproof boxes are required for outdoor PPDs.
  • A different 20A 1P branch circuit breaker must protect each 20A 125V GFCI duplex receptacle individually.
  • The receptacles must be locking or GFCI protected.

For more information about rental power distribution panels and boxes, contact American Power Rental.

Financial Advantages of Renting Portable Generators

Joseph Coupal - Monday, September 23, 2019
American Power Rental - Rental Portable Generator

Keeping your business’ capital spending as low as possible is key to profitability. Investing in essential equipment is unavoidable, but some capital equipment delivers efficiencies by being rented. Generators in many cases fit this description.

Rental portable generators offer more economical solution than outright buying. Generators are expensive and this implies you need to shell out significant cash for assets that likely are employed situationally versus constantly. When you rent portable generators, you only pay for the asset when you need it. You also avoid maintenance and long-term storage issues.

For those who chooses to purchase their own generator for their business property, they should consider that the upfront cost is merely the first round in their expenditure. Additional charges are expected for the machine's upkeep and repairs when necessary. But if you rent a portable generator in New York, NY, you have no burden of any sort when maintenance of the unit is concerned. This not only insinuates long-term savings, but will also aid in consolidating your outgoings. So instead of getting several generator-related bills depart your business at critical times, renting a portable generator points out that you'll have just one payment each month or just for a specific duration of use.

Lastly, partnering with a reliable rental generator provider like American Power Rental means your business is secure in times of disaster. This company will help you formulate a contingency plan that will minimize the effects of unexpected disasters to your business. With our help your business can stay up and running amidst a calamity. Thereby, protecting your assets from losses and operations from downtime.

For rental portable generator needs, contact American Power Rental.

Best Features Of Our Power Transformers

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, September 17, 2019
American Power Rental - Portable rental transformers in Boston, MA

Transformers are the key in stepping up or down the voltage levels within a facility. Electrical power transformers for rent allow our clients to operate and have maximum efficiency at or near full load. Our rental portable transformers are engineered and specifically designed to suit each individual project.

Efficiency in power supply and distribution along with cost-effective solutions is what we are all about. We provide our clients with Ring Main Units (RMU) and Neutral Earth Resistors (NER) on request. We will work with you to discover what is the best electrical power transformer required for your project or business. We also provide businesses with a comprehensive suite of power transformer rental options which supports a wide range of voltage levels and applications. From generation and transmission to distribution, our electrical power transformers for rent are available near you.

Our transformer rentals provide our clients with reliable and consistent performance, quality and safety. We believe our power generation, transmission, and distribution expertise is second to none. Whether you are bringing a fossil fuel plant or nuclear plant online, need temporary power and distribution during planned or unplanned outages, or have HVAC, compressed air, or dehumidification needs we have a trusted track record.

We know that no two plants are the same. So instead of supplying off-the-shelf rental equipment, we listen to your needs, work out the best approach, then engineer, deliver, install, monitor, and maintain the best solution for the job. Most of the time, this means we custom-design power, cooling or dehumidification systems for our customers, and this is where we excel.

Our transformers are unique. Compact in size with high capacity, ABB and other well-known brands are used to reduce losses caused by high impedance. Options for housing in an enclosure with lifting corners and forklift pockets and for larger units, they are assembled as a containerized unit, complete with cooling fans and switchgears to provide adequate safety measures.

Our electrical engineers and industry-savvy technicians are certified to work in the utilities industry, which means we know how to reduce outage days, keep customer interruptions to a minimum and maintain a safe working environment. You will be in safe hands with us as your utility partner.

Contact American Power Rental, we can help you with your power transformer needs.

Reasons Why You Need an Emergency Rental Generator

Joseph Coupal - Monday, September 02, 2019
American Power Rental rent generators in New York, NY

Almost everything in the modern business world relies on electric power and your business is no exception. You need it to run your computers, keep the lights on, and the HVAC flowing through your facilities. Without it, there is no networking, contacting customers, running equipment, or getting any work done at all. Time is money. Every minute your facilities go dark due to power failure costs you thousands of dollars in lost productivity and opportunity cost. This is exactly the reason why we offer emergency rental generators to commercial and industrial businesses.

The common reasons companies like yours call in for both long and short-term rental power services are:

  • When The Power Goes Out. Every now and then something happens to the line of power or maybe a line blew down in a storm, an old tree branch fell, or something even more unusual. The point is that you will not control it and will not be able to see it coming. If your standby system simply is not sufficient or the outage goes on longer than it can compensate for, this is the number one reason why people find themselves calling up for a rental portable generator.
  • When Your Grid Needs More Power. Even if your power consumption patterns have remained the same, certain regions and times of year often face rolling black or brown outs due to an increased amount of power used across the entire grid. This is most common in cold climates when everyone fires up their central air and space heaters or hot climates when everyone cranks up the AC. If your facilities will not afford to wait these out, a rental generator is exactly the kind of backup you need for these temporary problems.
  • Backup For Special Events. If your company is hosting a special event, all the extra lights, equipment, appliances, or displays can put a lot of extra stress on your normal power supply. While this may be beautiful, fun, and ultimately profitable, it also puts you at a much higher risk of overloading your own power supply and nothing kills a party like a power outage. Luckily, most rental companies take care of all this and let organizers focus on the event.
  • While Repairing Your Sub Station. If you are thinking about electricity, you are well aware that your company’s internal substation and electrical equipment needs maintenance and upgrades like anything else. Unfortunately, it is also the way your facilities get power. If you will not afford to shut down during the repair times, a temporary power solution is the perfect answer. A rental generator will keep your business rolling or even when your substation is down for repairs.

The listed reasons why you might need a rental generator are only the most common. There are still dozens of edge-cases and truly unexpected and unpredictable events that will, for some reason, cut the power to your business. Make sure you know where and how to get an emergency rental generator before an emergency occurs.

Contact American Power Rental, we could help you with your emergency power needs.

Why Portable Generators Are Essential To Construction Sites

Joseph Coupal - Friday, August 30, 2019
American Power Rental rent generators in New York, NY

Portable generators are commonly employed within the construction industry for a host of reasons. They are obviously the sole source for power when the job site is not supported by local utility services. Even at construction sites that are supported by local utility services, the convenience of portable power generation makes rental portable power highly attractive. Here are the primary reasons why mobile generators are essential in construction sites:

  • Power Outages - Portable generators lets you resume with your operations despite utility power interruption.
  • Sufficient Power - A portable generator can provide the ample amount of power for entire construction site. It can power up your trailers, equipment and office building.
  • Emergencies - Your construction site can stay up and running even during challenging weather when you have a portable generator in place to provide you continuous power.
  • Practical - Renting a portable generator in New York, NY is the most practical solution for project-based operations like construction. It's not only a cheaper option, but no charges and responsibility is shouldered to you for the equipment's maintenance.
  • Variety - Rental portable generators come in different sizes and capacity. It's great when you have several options so you can always find the one that will work best for your project.
  • Professional Assistance - You get the best advice as to how much power your construction site needs, the right type for the application, and the safe practice to run generators safely to avoid any incidents in the job site.

If you are a contractor and need to partner up with a reliable rental generator dealer, contact American Power Rental. We can assist you in your power needs so you can operate in your construction site without a hitch.


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