Project generators are usually required for temporary events that need the support of additional power solutions in Brisbane. We’re a trusted local provider and we frequently deal with clients with needs pertaining to large scale generator projects. These specifications usually require frequent servicing, and high-volume power needs for multi-site schedules. Each time a generator is planned for use towards the completion of a project, there are other logistics involved in the process of ensuring reliable use. We work closely with all of our partners to make sure that all these elements are properly lined up and we’ll do the same with you. There are a couple of things to keep in mind when it comes to installing a reliable project generator

Preparing your generator for your project

As you are mapping out plans for the usage of your large project, there are a couple of important things to factor into the planning process. We explore some of them below:

  • Choosing the right generator

Industrial generators are large machines and it’s important to calculate how much power you need for your project. What amount of kVA or kW do you require to power all the main equipment and elements on site. You may have already started your own research, and this is important to familiarise yourself with the typical specifications. There is also the option of enclosed silent generators if your project is located in a regulation-heavy environment. Your research will also help you identify what you should look for before buying a generator. You may already have a preferred brand or model in mind and that also helps to narrow down the selection process. However, you may not know anything outside of your project specs and we can step in to recommend the perfect generator set to suit your every need.

  • Standby vs primary requirements

It’s best to begin by understanding what you need an industrial diesel generator for. We offer generator services in Toowoomba and the greater Queensland area. Sometimes reasons include temporary events during the famous annual flower carnival or for construction projects to expand the city’s infrastructure. Industrial generators can be designed for standby or primary usage. The differentiation is important when considering how long you plan to run your industrial generator. Do you need a generator to function on an industrial site where there are no other power sources in near proximity? All of these factors into choosing the right option for you.

  • Having ample fuel supply

As you are planning for the safe installation of your generator, you will also need to consider the best fuel type that is easily accessible around your project site. If your project is operating in a remote location, you will also need to plan for additional fuel storage or otherwise. Regardless of the fuel type, you need to have access to a supplier in close proximity for the duration of your project. Whether you choose a petrol-powered or diesel-powered unit, without ample access to the supply of your chosen fuel then you will have issues with the consistent use of your generator. There are reasons why you should never allow your fuel tank to run too low because it can lead to operational faults. Therefore, you should plan for the most convenient fuel source relative to your project’s requirements.


  • Placement of your generator onsite

All generators require sufficient airflow to function as expected and that plays into how you place the unit onsite. Outside of the right placement, you should also consider additional installations to increase the necessary fresh airflow. It is best to pre-determine the best spot for your generator on site. It will need an open space, free from areas with too many plants where issues with debris can occur. You may also need to consider the installation of a concrete block on which your generator will be placed. Your generator will also need to be protected from direct sunlight and installed in a shady area. Other than the concrete blocks, you may also need to install coverage systems to keep them protected from the sunlight.

  • Automatic transfer switch & synchronicity 

Your system will need detailed planning installed to ensure synchronicity. This includes the installation of a control panel and automatic transfer switch. The control panel is essentially the motherboard that works towards ensuring the automatic transfer switch’s (ATS) efficiency and effectiveness. It is the monitoring system that first detects instances of a power failure and then initiates the mechanism’s procedure to kick in the generator supply. It is also designed to monitor voltage frequency within the generator and continuously controls the unit’s ability to precisely provide the right amount of power needed at all times. The ATS is only one of several other features in the panel system that work cohesively to make that seamless switch to generator power.

  • Additional generator features to enhance your project

Now that we have covered all the main areas of generator functionality, you will also need to consider all the additional aspects that may improve the usage for your specific needs.

  • Remote monitoring systems
  • Regular servicing
  • Manufacturer recommendations
  • Quality parts and component replacement
  • Efficiency levels
  • Overall cost
  • Different brand specifications
  • Noise concerns
  • All the elements that need powering
  • Installation and disconnection requirements
  • Unit movements from site to site
  • Longevity of the product
  • Hiring vs buying a generator

Project generator experts in Brisbane

We are on standby to help find the perfect configuration for your new unit. Our collaboration on the power solutions you need will result in a beneficial relationship of reliable power supply consistency. Reactive Generators is very capable of taking an active role in planning the power requirements for your large generator project, and this guide only serves as a starting point. However, these six starting points are a good launchpad for project managers who need to account for everything involved in the safe use of a generator. Call us now for a high quality, long-lasting and cost-effective solution for your power requirements.

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