Emergency Power Systems

Many commercial and industrial entities have comprehensive emergency power systems installed to allow specific electrical systems and appliances to continue operating during power outages. These units are a legal requirement on most premises. They can provide power within 10 seconds to all primary services on the site, including egress lighting, smoke evacuation, fire alarm systems and elevators. An industrial emergency power system is slightly different from a standby power system, as it runs completely separate from the central power system. This separation is to ensure it can provide service to the site when access to the primary source is cut. This separation means the networks have individual conduits, panels and transfer systems.

Why is Industrial Emergency Power Important?

With industrial emergency power equipment on standby, you can ensure protection during a power outage. The systems are typically fitted with an automatic transfer switch which senses the power disruption and instantaneously switches the electrical supply from the primary power grid to the standby generator, without any human intervention. This efficient and automated response ensures your business is not left without power for long periods and can operate with minimal disruption to daily operation.

An industrial emergency power system is especially crucial at facilities where safety is paramount. These circumstances may include situations such as construction sites or hospitals, where electrical supply has a direct correlation to the protection of employees or anyone else on-premise. This backup system means you are not putting your staff at unnecessary risk.

The importance of industrial emergency equipment exponentially increases during extreme weather conditions or natural disasters. The unpredictable and unavoidable nature of these events means forward-planning to avoid the situation is not always feasible. Investigating and implementing a comprehensive system with all the relevant equipment will minimise the disruption to your business operations during this event. This preventative and proactive approach will consequently reduce the need for last-minute planning or excessive delays in work.

These systems are also a legal requirement on some industrial sites. Employing the assistance of a professional and specialised generator provider such as Reactive Generators ensures your system is fitted correctly and meets the needs of your specific premise. This comprehensive and tailored approach will also guarantee legal compliance and avoid costly fines for your business.

What is Included in Industrial Emergency Power Equipment?

While industrial emergency power equipment is essential for many sites, the specific requirements vary significantly based on building occupancy type, facility use and critical function. For the equipment to be a “last line of defence”, the business must follow a systematic approach to establish the design criteria, make appropriate equipment selections and produce a system that is reliable, efficient and legally compliant. Specific considerations may include the following:

– What type of site will this system serve?
– How will the generator be used?
– Is it the only form of back-up power or is this just a last resort?
– Will the system operate at 100% capacity during usage or is it used in conjunction with another system?
– What are the specific site conditions?
– Consider the ambient conditions, altitude or any other conditions that may impact on the systems operation. These additional considerations may include a corrosive environment, excessive humidity or extreme cold.

Taking these factors into consideration will enable you to design and source the right industrial emergency power equipment for your site.

Moving Forward

As a fundamental element of industrial business, your industrial emergency power equipment requires continual assessments and remote monitoring. The electrical needs of a site evolve over time, which will influence the equipment needed. As a business or building site grows, the load-capacity and size of an emergency power system will need to increase to reflect these changes. It is also essential to stay up-to-date with the applicable legislation and codes, as these requirements can also change over time. Reactive Generators recommends employing a professional service to assist with these checks, as this will safeguard the reliability of your entire system. The required frequency of these checks depends on the size and nature of your site.

Reactive Generators Emergency Power Equipment

The process of planning and introducing industrial emergency power equipment can be overwhelming and complex, especially if this is your first time undertaking the procedure. With ample experience and relevant qualifications, the skilled technicians at Reactive Generators can guide you through this process. We work with every client to assess their site and establish their needs, before providing a tailored recommendation. Our comprehensive range of services also means we can assist you in other aspects of your business, ensuring you are equipped to deal with any situation that may arise. Reactive Generators operates across Queensland, offering technicians in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Ipswich and Sunshine Coast. Get in-touch to experience the Reactive Generators difference today.

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