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What is Thermal Runaway and How to Prevent Thermal Runaway?

2021-03-12T10:31:29+00:00
Thermal runaway in VRLA lead acid batteries is not uncommon. Typically, the most ‘at risk’ are batteries that are aged and near end of life. Thermal runaway is a situation where the current flowing through the battery cell begins to overcharge causing the cell temperature...

How to Check and Add Engine Oil to a Generator?

2021-02-09T15:01:38+00:00
Before checking and adding engine oil in a generator please read the below warning. WARNING - Use only engine manufacturer’s recommended lubricant when topping up or replacing engine oil, NEVER check engine oil level or attempt to top up oil when engine running. The generating set engine...

How to Check and Add Coolant to a Generator?

2021-02-09T15:00:54+00:00
Before checking and adding coolant to a generator please read the warning below. WARNING - NEVER remove coolant cap from radiator when the radiator is hot, and NEVER add coolant to a hot radiator. Generally the generator set is supplied pre-filled with radiator coolant when purchased new....

Remote Monitoring Generator Systems

2021-02-08T17:56:08+00:00
How to remotely monitor a generator or multiple generators across different sites? Simples …. 24/7 remote monitoring system for all size generators. Remote monitoring alerts generator start and stop, fuel monitoring and any warnings or alarms. Keep an eye on your generator wherever you go,...

Remote Monitoring UPS Systems

2021-02-08T17:46:33+00:00
UPS monitoring is becoming recognised as a necessity not a luxury. A UPS system isn’t just a metal looking box in the corner doing nothing. When we serviced UPS’s at a Data Centre, an IT manager on site said ‘it doesn’t do anything and just...

How to bleed the fuel system?

2020-10-15T15:28:47+00:00
Bleeding the fuel system Connect a transparent plastic hose to the bleed nipple on fuel filter housing 1. Place the end of the plastic hose in a container with a capacity of at least 3 litres (0.8 US gallons) Open the bleed nipple and pump...

DRUPS

2020-06-26T16:26:49+00:00
How a DRUPS Works? DRUPS rotary flywheel UPS systems use kinetic electrical energy generated by a flywheel or multiple flywheels. Uninterruptible Power Supply consisting of a flywheel continually spinning within a vacuum suspended by magnetic force. Frictionless spinning, yet, once the GRID power fails, the momentum of...

Micro/Mini Data Centres, Permanent & Temporary

2020-06-24T13:40:50+00:00
Power cut events of the last few months, has should the importance of prepared resilience for all eventualities. Remote access allows all colleagues to be able to work away from established office environments. A containerised Micro/Mini Data Centre located inside or outside the building provides...

How to Size a Diesel Generator

2020-06-24T09:29:08+00:00
In this Power Continuity knowledge base article, we will explain how to size a diesel generator as well as other aspects you wouldn't of thought about. Generator Rating – Prime or Emergency Standby Diesel Generators are termed either Prime or Standby rated. These definitions are important to...

Diesel Generator Installations

2020-06-22T08:56:08+00:00
Diesel Generator installations are the only way to ensure automatic standby power protection that really works when you need it the most. Power Protection and Diesel Generators are synonymous with each other, furthermore, the only serious way to guarantee emergency power for critical systems. Power Continuity...

How to size a UPS ( Uninterruptible Power Supply )

2020-10-31T12:39:16+00:00
Factors to consider in calculating UPS power. Take into account these respective power factors presented below when considering how to size a UPS:- Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) Ensure that you know what is the peak load of all the equipment to be supported by the UPS....

Generator Harmonic Issues

2020-10-31T12:36:42+00:00
Generator Harmonic issues explained Harmonic distortion increases the rms value of the output voltage and thus creates issues on Diesel Generator regulation. This is based on the rms value of sinusoidal voltage. What is more, the high time constant of the flux variations in the...

Standby or Prime Generator Power Explained

2020-06-23T15:02:19+00:00
In this power continuity knowledge base article, we will explain the differences and advantages between standby and prime generator power. Standby Generator Standby Diesel Generator means Emergency Power for use. When the main GRID supply fails during a power outage and your installed ‘Standby Generator’...

What are Brown Outs?

2020-03-31T14:58:10+00:00
Brown outs are getting more common every day in the UK. Therefore Brown outs prevention is a necessity for mission critical sites. What is a Brown Out? These occur when mains GRID supply voltage momentarily drops down. They are usually micro second drops in power....

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