Generac Industrial Webinar Series

Join us for Generac's monthly interactive webinars! These informative 30-minute webinars answer the technical questions you need answers to and are a preview of the Professional Development Seminar Series courses offered by Generac. They also cover trends in the market, new useful tools that will help you be successful, and can be accessed online or on any mobile device.

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Understanding NFPA Standards

Implementing NFPA standards is extremely important in maximizing generator reliability and ensuring code compliance. We invite you to join us for a 30 minute webinar where we dive deep into these standards. Specifically we will be discussing the NFPA 110 topics below:

  • Generator accessories and installation
  • Generator commissioning and maintenance
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Generator Sizing Live - PDP

The most powerful electrical and mechanical design and sizing tool on the market, Generac Industrial Power’s Power Design Pro™ generating software is a one-stop solution center for the consulting engineer. In addition to state of the art generator sizing and analysis, it includes spec sheets, installation drawings, emission information and an exhaust sizer. During this 30-minute webinar attendees will take part in a live demonstration of the software.

You can expect to become familiar with:

  • How to enter motor loads into PDP
  • How load sequencing impacts generator size
  • Steps vs Groups within Power Design Pro
  • Entering building pre-load
  • An example with fire pump
  • Mechanical design capability of Power Design Pro
  • How to get additional help and support information
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Know Your Codes - NEC

While initial versions of the National Electrical Code (NEC) were not written with generators in mind, generators have been added in various sections of the code over the years. This webinar will examine these ever-changing sections and give an overview of the NEC requirements of generators inclusive of the most recent updates. Attendees can expect to become familiar with the NEC relative to the installation and operation of standby generators specifically including:

  • Specific generator requirements including sizing, start-up times, load transients, alarms, instrumentation and signage
  • The relationship between stated NEC codes and the Authority Having Jurisdiction
  • Specific requirements for disconnects and breakers
  • Accessibility requirements
  • Requirements for overcurrent coordination
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Understanding Generator Reliability

The reliability of a generator is strongly dependent on the interaction of the following factors: design, testing and operational requirements, operational history, inspections, maintenance and the personnel qualifications of operators. During this 30 minute interactive webinar, we’ll take an advanced look at these key factors and discuss how you can ensure the highest degree of reliability in a system design. Additionally, we will explore strategies for value engineering projects through utilization of the best available technologies and innovations without sacrificing overall power system reliability.
This webinar will also include information on:

  • Measures for determination of reliability
  • Tools to establish reliability criteria for overall engine-generator power systems
  • Analysis and calculation of mean time between failures
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Non-Standby Engine Technologies

Energy Management and Demand Response are typical Non-Standby applications. These terms are often used to describe applications that reduce load on the grid and provide economic benefits. But what is the correct generator engine technology for these applications? Do these applications provide an attractive total cost of ownership?
Topics for this webinar also include:

  • Spark-ignited vs Diesel engine technology
  • Rich Burn vs. Lean Burn Engines
  • Engine Durability
  • EPA Constraints
  • Demand Response Programs and Aggregator
  • Energy Management (Peak shaving & Base loading)
  • Total Cost of Ownership
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An Advanced Look at Generator Sizing

If you’re looking to further explore how to properly size a generator, join us April 18th at 12:30 pm EST for a 30 minute interactive webinar that dives deeper into accurate load modeling and monitoring. Participants will explore the alternator’s and engine’s response to different types of loads while investigating different techniques to optimize the generator’s performance.
Topics for this webinar also include:

  • Typical methods used to solve UPS problems
  • Applying generators to cable and hydraulic elevators
  • Design tips to manage non-linear load harmonics
  • HVAC equipment (initial estimates vs. final sizing)
  • Sizing the mechanical system for pressure drops (gas piping & exhaust piping)
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Stay Ahead of Natural Gas Growth

An abundant and growing supply, expanded pipeline network, and increased customer confidence have led to a recent shift in the industry from diesel to natural gas. But how much do you know about this alternative fuel source? It is important to know the reliability and flexibility of your options before specifying a fuel choice for a system.

Additional topics in this webinar include the impact fuel type has on:

  • Fuel Reliability
  • Gen-set Performance
  • Code Acceptance
  • Total Cost of Ownership
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Ease the Pain of Generator Sizing

We have your pro - Power Design Pro™. This online tool is the most powerful electrical and mechanical design, and sizing tool on the market. In addition to state of the art generator sizing and analysis, it includes spec sheets, installation drawings, emission information and an exhaust sizer. Power Design Pro™ will help you become a power pro.

You will learn about how to navigate Power Design Pro:

  • Harmonic analysis
  • Accurate load monitoring
  • Load shedding
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Avoid a Red Tag on Your Next Generator Project

Standby power systems are increasingly in demand for a variety of applications. For many of these projects, the reliability of the standby power system is crucial to facility operations. Too often, emergency power systems are applied to a project without a thorough understanding of generator system capability, functionality, reliability and site specific load requirements.

You will learn about:

  • Limitations of traditional generator sizing programs
  • Dealing with load uncertainty in new construction
  • Recognizing leading power factor pitfalls
  • Information on how to receive continuing education credits (PDH & CEU)
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