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Pramac Launches New Mobile Diesel Generator Line

Pramac Launches New Mobile Diesel Generator Line

Pramac The Leader In Power Generators And Handling Equipment Is Proud To Introduce A New Range Of Diesel Powered Mobile Generators. With The Customer Requirements As The Driver This Line Is Designed To Exceed The Needs Of Any Application From 9 To 760k Va (Prp) Offering A Solution To Tomorrow’s Operational Challenges. This New Line Joins Pramac’s Product Family Dedicated To The Mobile Business Expanding The Product Portfolio Which Already Includes The Grw Rental Series Professional Portable Generators And A Full Range Of Lighting Towers. The New Gpw Design Brings Unmatched Versatility To Real Operations. This New Line Solidifies Pramac’s Global View Of Developing A Basic Core Configuration For The Power Supply Market That Is Compatible With A Wide List Of Optional Modules. This Forward Thinking Design Allows For Additional Support And Peace Of Mind For Projects That Are Required To Meet Specific Demands And Comply With Local Regulations. Identifying Opportunities In The Market Pramac Designed The New Gpw Series To Be Reliable Durable And To Exceed The Needs Of Easy Handling And Fast Servicing. The Gpw Generator Series Presents A Package Of Strategic Key Features That Make The Units Adaptable And Versatile: Two Genset Versions: Silent And Extra Silent Multiple Fuel Tank Sizes Ranging From 8 To 24 Hours Of Autonomy Manual Automatic Or Parallel Control Panels Equipped With Options For Remote Signalization Andor Control Extended Options List To Enhance The Genset Safety Security And Protection Levels According Ambientsite Conditions And Specific Regulations The First Production Phase Covers A Power Range From 9 To 270k Va Built Using Leading Engine And Alternator Brands.

Cat's Flexible New Solution For Mobile Generator Sets

CAT's Flexible New Solution For Mobile Generator Sets

Caterpillar Inc. Today Introduced A Flexible New Family Of Cat® Temporary Connection Boxes For Mobile Generator Sets. These Facility Connection Boxes Provide An Easily Accessible Docking Station To Quickly Connect A Rental Generator Set To A Building's Electrical System Delivering Temporary Power In A Matter Of Seconds. Typical Markets Include Healthcare Pharmaceutical Industrial Manufacturing And Light Commercial Construction. Permanently Mounted On The Outside Of A Building Cat Temporary Connection Boxes Feature A Nema 3 R Weatherproof Wall Mounted Enclosure With A Door For Cable Access. Four Configurations Are Offered To Meet A Range Of Needs. The Lug To Lug Tap Box Is Designed For An Application In Which The End User's Connections To Their Distribution System Are Simply Connected Via Lugs Into The Box Where Mobile Generator Set Cables Are Quickly Landed To A Second Set Of Lugs. This Configuration Supports 200 To 3000 Amps. An Enclosed Circuit Breaker Arrangement Is Also Available For Those Who Don't Have A Spare Circuit Breaker Inside Their Building Or Are In Need Of Additional Circuit Isolation For Both Safety And System Protection. Supporting 200 To 800 Amps A Circuit Breaker Disconnect And Circuit Protection Are Already Built Into The Box And Ready To Utilize On A Moment’s Notice. Two Quick Connect Weatherproof Camlock Configurations Are Also Available With Varied Ampacity. The Wall Mounted Camlock Tap Box Supports 400 To 2400 Amps And The Freestanding Camlock Tap Box Supports 1600 To 4000 Amps. "Understanding Where And How To Connect To Your Facility’s Emergency Power System Is An Essential Component Of A Well Designed Contingency Preparedness Plan" Said Tom Caldwell Rental Power General Manager At Caterpillar. "The New Cat Temporary Connection Boxes Are Designed With Ancillary Connection Options Ensuring That Cat Xq Mobile Generator Sets Which Are Immediately Available Through Our Extensive Cat Dealer Network And At Cat Rental Stores Can Be Safely And Quickly Connected To Supply Critical Power During Emergencies Or When Performing Service On Existing Permanent Units.” Various Options Suited To Meet Individual Needs Can Be Selected That Facilitate Ease Of Use With Cat Xq Mobile Generator Sets. For Safety A Phase Reversal Relay Provides Visual Indication Of Correct Phase Rotation. A Remote Start Signal Connection Is Also Available So That The Temporary Generator Set Can Be Called On By The Facility’s Existing Transfer Switch And A Block Heater Shore Power Receptacle Includes Two 30 Amp Twist Lock Receptacles Wired To An Internal Disconnect To Keep The Mobile Unit Pre Warmed And Ready For Any Outage. "These Boxes Have Been Engineered To Provide A Simple Connection For A Mobile Generator Set Or Load Bank Assuring The Facility Has A Solid Mechanism For Maintaining And Testing Their Permanent Assets Without Interrupting Their Back Up Power Capabilities" Said Marc Godwin Switchgear Business Development Manager For Caterpillar. "A Prime Example Are Legally Required Emergency Systems That Provide Power To Hospitals And Many Other Locations Where Reliable Electric Power Is Critical To Ensure The Safety Of Building Occupants." These New Cat Temporary Connection Boxes Are Designed To Help Facility Managers Comply With Recent Updates To The U.S. National Electric Code (Nec) Standards For Emergency And Standby Power Systems. The Nec Requires Facilities With An Emergency Generator Set Permanently Installed In A Standby Application To Provide An Alternate Source Of Electrical Power In The Event That The Normal Electrical Power Source Is Disabled For Maintenance Or Otherwise Unavailable. Cat Temporary Connection Boxes Are Now Available For Customers Across North And South America. More Information About Them Can Be Found At Https:Bit.Ly2 Ev2 Xj J. A White Paper Was Recently Published About How The Electric Power Industry Can Use Connection Boxes (Docking Boxes) For Maintenance And It Is Available At Https:Bit.Ly3h Tj Hld. Cat Dealers Have The Ability To Provide And Install Rental Generator Sets That May Be Quickly Connected Via These Connection Boxes In The Event Of A Non Scheduled Service Need For The Facility’s Permanent Generator Set.

Rand Air To Provide Lighting And Power In The Eastern Cape

Rand-Air To Provide Lighting And Power In The Eastern Cape

Rand Air Is The Recognised Leader When It Comes To The Provision Of Portable Air And Power In The Local Rental Market. Based On An Entrenched Ethos Of Exceeding Customers’ Expectations And Through The Regular Training And Development Of Its People The Company Services A Wide Variety Of Sectors Including The Renewable Energy Industry. Located In A Remote Part Of The Eastern Cape Province There Is A Wind Farm Project That Forms Part Of A 700 Mw Wind Capacity Renewable Tender And – When Completed And Running At Full Capacity – Will Generate More Than 460 G Wh Of Clean Electricity Annually. The Project Involves The Erection Of 46 Wind Turbines In One Of The Remotest And Most Inaccessible Areas Of This Traditionally Windy Province. As Wind Turbines Are So Immense They Must Be Manufactured In Sections Or Modules And Then Assembled Close To The Project Site. The Assemblererector Contractor On The Project Responsible For Assembling The Different Components Of The Massive Turbines Generally Works At Night When The Site Is Cleared Of Riggers And The Wind Shear Factor Is Lower. “Delivery Of These Massive Turbine Components Is Handled By Abnormal Load Vehicles; And In The Absence Of Defined Roads Or Any Infrastructure The Underfoot Terrain On Site Is Often Unpredictable And Hazardous” Says Liesel Johnson Sales Consultant At Rand Air Responsible For This Contract. “In Addition Given That The Project Is In A Territory Widely Known As A Snake Infested Habitat This Operation Required An Adequate Reliable And Efficient Light Source To Illuminate The Work Area.” Through Its Durban Branch Rand Air Supplied 12 Qlv Lighting Towers As Well As Portable Power For The On Site Offices In The Form Of Four 60 Kva Generators Complete With Distribution (Db) Boards. Johnson Outlines How The Relationship With The Contractor And Rand Air Developed: “Parts Of The Eastern Cape Are Incredibly Remote And Inaccessible And The Wind Farm Project Is Located Approximately A Six Hour Drive From Durban. Following Up On A Referral Received The Consultation Phase Was Therefore Via Email And Telephonic Contact Before The Contract Was Agreed Upon And The Equipment Supplied.” The Safety Standard On Wind Farms Is Extremely High And Johnson Emphasises That Rand Air More Than Complied With All Requirements In This Regard: “The Customer Was Very Impressed That Rand Air Is Fully Iso Certified; And Also By How Seriously We Take Safety Conducting Intense And In Depth Safety Inductions With The Entire Turbine Assembly Crew – And Our Own Rand Air Technicians. The Customer Was Also Very Satisfied With Our Team’s Technical Qualifications And Competency Levels” She Adds. Johnson Says That Part Of Rand Air’s Standard Protocol Is To Check And Double Check Every Item Of Equipment That Leaves Its Premises Before Being Despatched To A Customer. “In This Way We Are Confident That All Our Equipment Is Fully Compliant And In Perfect Working Order To Fulfil Not Only Our Contractual Obligations But Our Customer’s Requirements – With Little To No Chance Of Anything Unexpectedly Going Wrong” She Explains. Negotiating An Equipment Rental Contract On A Project Of This Magnitude – Without The Benefit Of Face To Face Engagement – Is Testimony To The Quality Of Rand Air’s Training Which Has Equipped Johnson With The Industry Sector Knowledge And Technical Skills To Offer The Correct Solution Without Even Meeting The Internationally Based Customer In Person. “Also Counting In Our Favour Was The Availability Of Our Equipment And The Speed With Which We Could Meet The Customer’s Criteria And Find A Solution Averting Any Downtime” She Adds. Johnson Maintains That Maintaining A Transparent Line Of Communication Was Instrumental In Rand Air Securing The Contract Ensuring The Customer Was Kept Updated And Informed Every Step Of The Way. “The Incredible Remoteness Of The Project Entailed Really Understanding The Customer’s Challenges And Requirements; And I Explained That While We Pride Ourselves On The Value Added Service Of Offering 247 Technical Support The Location Of The Project And Distance From Durban Would However Mean Between 24 And 36 Hours’ Turnaround Time If A Technician Was Required On Site. I Also Assured The Customer That Nevertheless There Would Be Regular Checks Conducted By A Technician And I Would Also Travel To Site Regularly” She Advises. Johnson Believes That A Thorough Understanding Of The Customer’s Requirements Coupled With Her In Depth Product Knowledge Stood Rand Air In Good Stead. “When We Look At Lighting Along With Operational Criteria We Also Consider Emissions Standards Measured In Lux And On This Project The Criterion Was 200 Lux Per Unit. Rand Air Was Able To Supply Led Lighting To Meet The Standard Which Worked In Our Favour To Be Awarded The Hire Contract” She Says And Adds: “My Absolute Faith And Trust Our Products And Technology Meant I Had No Hesitation Regarding My Equipment Recommendations And Which Products To Suggest.” She Adds That The Solid Trust Which Has Developed Between Rand Air And The Contractor Is Also A Team Effort All Round: “While I Am The Direct Contact Within The Eastern Cape Region I Could Not Have Successfully Concluded This Contract Without A Supportive Team Having My Back. The Result Was That A Profound Level Of Trust And An Excellent Relationship Has Developed With The Customer” She Points Out. Johnson Says That The Hire Has Been In Place Since February And Has Been Extended Indefinitely Owing To The Cv 19 Pandemic With An Unspecified Completion Date As A Result. In Summary This Rental Has Fulfilled Every Requirement That The Customer Specified And The Contract Remains Ongoing. “Rand Air Will Be There Until The Wind Farm Is Up And Running Giving The Customer The Benefit Of Our Technology And Service Excellence – Whichever Way The Wind Blows” She Concludes.

Largest Volvo Penta Powered Generator Installed By Babcock

Largest Volvo Penta Powered Generator Installed By Babcock

Babcock Has Been A Significant Player In The Provision Of Standby And Prime Power Generation Solutions In Southern Africa Since 2006 And Has Installed The Largest Volvo Penta Powered Synchronised Standby Power Generator Solution In South Africa At Zululand Anthracite Colliery’s (Zac) Mine Near Ulundi. Electricity Supply For Three Mining Sites Outcrop Deep E (De) And Ngwabe Is Now Backed Up By A Series Of Synchronised Volvo Penta Powered Generators To Maintain Operations When Grid Power Supply Is Interrupted. Ngwabe Is The Largest Of The Three Sites Consisting Of 8 X 700 K Va Generators Feeding A 400 V To 11 K V Step Up Transformer Which In Turn Supplies Electricity To The Site. The Babcock Designed And Built Power Generators Have Been Installed At All Three Mines Which Are Underground Deep Level Narrow Seam Operations That Utilise Continuous Drill And Blast Mining Techniques To Extract Anthracite Ore. Critical For Ensuring Sufficient Ventilation Underground Fans Supplying Fresh Air To Below Surface Mining Activities Cannot Be Interrupted For Any Period Of Time And In The Event Of A Power Failure The Synchronised Generator Units Using 16 Litre Volvo Penta Diesel Engines Combined With 630 K Va And 700 K Va Engga Alternators Will Provide Back Up Power. The Power Generators Respond Well To Massive Impact Loads And Are Capable Of Generating Sufficient Power For The Entire Mine’s Power Needs Initially Firing At Full Capacity To Deal With The Massive Impact Load And Switching Off Units As Demand Stabilises. Managing Director Of Babcock’s Industrial Business Deon Verreyne Says That Ngwabe Is The First South African Mining Operation To Utilise Eight Volvo Penta Powered Synchronised Power Generators And That Babcock Is Also Providing Back Up And Support Services To The Mines. “The Units Are Remotely Monitored Using A Telemetry System That Facilitates The Predictive Maintenance Of The Generators And Assists With The Early Detection Of Faults As Well As Compiling Detailed Reports As Required By The Mine” Says Verreyne. Babcock’s Telemetry Solutions Make Use Of Locally Developed ‘Machine To Machine’ (M2 M) Remote Platforms Designed To Provide Proactive Status And Possible Failure Visibility Of Engines And Generators Deployed In The Field As Well As Make Critical Generator And Engine Data Available Within Moments Of An Event. “Babcock’s Telemetry System Will Link All 16 Of Zac’s Generator Units To A Central Network That Is Broadcast To Anyone With The Application On Their Computer Or Mobile Device. Zac Can Remotely Diagnose The Generators’ Status And Performance Without Physically Needing To Go To The Mine” Says Verreyne. Owned By Menar A Mining Resources Investment Company Zac Is South Africa’s Sole Producer And Exporter Of Prime Anthracite Coal. Menar’s Relationship With Babcock Began In 2017 When The Mining Enterprise Purchased Volvo Construction Equipment Supplied By Babcock Including Articulated Haulers Crawler Excavators And Wheel Loaders For Zac’s Discard Processing Plant In Kwa Zulu Natal. “Babcock Proved We Can Be Trusted To Deliver By Providing A Flexible Equipment Package That Ideally Suited Zac’s Unique Needs” Comments Verreyne. “The Successful Partnership With Babcock’s Construction Equipment Business Paved The Way For Establishing A Relationship Between Zac And Our Industrial Business For The Generators.” Volvo Penta Offers World Leading Diesel Technology And Efficient Powerful Engines That Optimise Functionality And Operations. This Benefits Customers In Terms Of Uptime Economy Flexibility And Emission Compliance. The Volvo Penta Engines Supplied By Babcock Range From 5 Litre 4 Cylinder To 16 Litre 6 Cylinder Fixed And Variable Speed Producing 75 To 700 K Va. Babcock’s Industrial Business Is A Trusted Supplier Of Customised Standby Power Generation Solutions That Meet Prime Or Back Up Requirements For Industries Ranging From Large Industrial And Mining To Commercial Applications. The Company’s Generator Solutions Are Flexible And Cost Effective And Specifically Designed To Meet Individual Customer Requirements With An Expert Team Of Engineers Providing Both Innovative Solutions And Aftermarket Support. Babcock Designs Manufactures And Assembles Mobile And Static Power Generator Units And Can Assist Customers In Monitoring The Systems At The Same Time Addressing Performance Concerns And Helping To Streamline And Improve Business Operations.

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Generator Features & Uses
Generators are machineries that convert mechanical energy into electrical energy for the use in an external circuit. Some of the sources of mechanical energy include gas turbine, steam turbine, water turbines, and wind turbines.

Types of Generators
Different types of generators are available for sale on PlantAndEquipment.com such as an electrical generator, diesel generator, gas generator, engine generator, heavy duty generators and motor-generator. Generators can deliver power output between 50kW to 3000kW. 

Uses of Generator
The main use and purpose of any generator is to generate power or energy. It converts a specific form of energy to another form of energy. Generators are especially useful in remote construction sites that do not have an electrical capability. Generators can also be utilized as back-up power plan for your house. If there is load shedding, then it can be used to provide electricity to your home. 

How do generators work?
Generators convert mechanical energy availed from some external source into the electrical energy as output. It utilizes mechanical energy to force movement of the electric charges present in wire of its winding through the external electric circuit.

The flow of the electric charges constitutes output electric current supplied by generators. This particular mechanism is likely to be understood by properly considering generator to be analogous to a water pump, that causes flow of the water but it does not ‘create/ water flowing to it.

All the modern-day generators generally work on the principle of the electromagnetic induction discovered by great scientist Michael Faraday in the year 1831. 


Generator manufactures
A large range of new and used generators are listed for sale on PlantAndEquipment.com. Manufactures include Caterpillar, Perkins, Pramac, Cummins, Atlas Copco FG Wilson, Doosan, Sdmo, Volvo and John Deere.