Industrial Generator Installation Strategies

An industrial generator that will be installed in a factory will require site planning strategies. The details below outline how this type of equipment is safely and efficiently set up within a place of business.

The Generator

Self-contained systems include an engine, a cooling system, and a generator. A self-contained system that will be set up indoors will need to have a special room or floor space designated for the installation.

An industrial generator will need to be set up on a nonporous, firm surface. Concrete flooring or a concrete slab can be used as the base material that a generator will be installed on.

The Transport Path

Before a generator is brought indoors, preparations need to be made. Some industrial models are very heavy and bulky in size.

The use of a forklift or crane will support moving the equipment. A clear path needs to be available for a machine operator to transport the equipment indoors. If a commercial building contains a dock and overhead door, for instance, this entry point may provide enough space for the generator to fit through.

Utility Hookups

The type of fuel that an industrial generator uses may reflect upon the type of piping that will need to be installed. If underground piping will be installed, this may need to be performed before a new generator is delivered to a place of business and brought indoors.

Performing this step first will minimize disruptions once the generator is onsite and ready to be hooked up. The piping will be essential when refueling the generator.

The Exhaust System

Adequate airflow is needed when a generator is being operated. A technician can assist with inspecting the air quality within a business. They will determine where an exhaust system will need to be installed.

The exhaust system will be responsible for collecting gases from the engine and discharging them. The use of an exhaust system will ensure that the air quality within a place of business is safe for its occupants to breathe in.

Monitoring Devices

Monitoring devices alert end users of potential problems with generators. Monitoring equipment is usually installed next to an industrial generator. Monitoring devices can be used to keep watch on how the generator performs day and night.

If a problem arises, a monitoring device will alert an end user. This alert will allow an owner/operator of a generator to have their equipment serviced in a timely manner. 

For more information, contact a company such as Scott's Emergency Lighting & Power Generation Inc.