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Generac Expands & Enhances Industrial Product Portfolio

3/17/2015

Generac Expands & Enhances Industrial Product Portfolio
Generac Industrial Power has revamped its large kW product line with three new power generators, and a new integrated paralleling control. Additionally, two existing models received system upgrades, improving performance, functionality, and competitiveness.
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Understanding NEC Code for Standby Generators: Cabling, Sizing, Startup and Disconnect

3/17/2015

Understanding NEC Code for Standby Generators: Cabling, Sizing, Startup and Disconnect
The National Electric Code (NEC) was not written with generators as a major point of focus. As a result, it is necessary to reference multiple sections of the NEC code when designing and installing power generation equipment. This article will reference some key areas while offering insight into typical generator code-related questions.
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Study for Department of Defense Suggests that the US Natural Gas Infrastructure Could be Considered Onsite Storage

3/17/2015

Study for Department of Defense Suggests that the US Natural Gas Infrastructure Could be Considered Onsite Storage
Federal, state, and local regulations, and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes require backup power systems to have onsite fuel storage for safety and security purposes.
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Make Plans to Attend Generac’s Annual Engineering Symposium

3/17/2015

Make Plans to Attend Generac’s Annual Engineering Symposium
Generac Industrial Power is hosting its seventh annual Engineering Symposium, May 3 – 6, in Oshkosh, Wis. The Symposium is a three-day event designed to provide practicing design, sales and consulting engineers with educational seminars; general sessions where experts working in the field share practical knowledge; plant tours, and social gatherings to encourage networking.
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Power Design Pro Tip: Understanding and Using the Load Summary Page

3/17/2015

Power Design Pro Tip: Understanding and Using the Load Summary Page
This is the sixth article in our series about Power Design Pro™ software and it discusses the load summary page which includes generator sizing, load grouping and load shedding.
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Sun City Pediatrics Backups Its Power to Keep Patients Safe and Healthy

3/17/2015

Sun City Pediatrics Backups Its Power to Keep Patients Safe and Healthy
Sun City Pediatrics clinic in El Paso, Texas has provided pediatrics care for the community for more than 20 years. The clinic keeps vaccinations on hand for patients, which must be kept in at the temperatures recommended by the vaccine manufacturers at all times.
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Generac Generators Available for BIM Software

1/20/2015

Generac Generators Available for BIM Software
Generac has created 3D commercial generator models specifically for Building Information Modeling (BIM) software programs.
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Future-Forward Improvements to Eagle/Oshkosh Facilities

1/20/2015

Future-Forward Improvements to Eagle/Oshkosh Facilities
To better serve you, as well as fulfill our mission to provide a quality product and ownership experience at an excellent value, Generac has invested significant resources to improve the Eagle and Oshkosh manufacturing facilities.
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Lassus Case Study Video Highlights the Community Benefits

1/20/2015

Lassus Case Study Video Highlights the Community Benefits
This video highlights the impact of a recent ice storm, and why a backup generator was installed by two Generac distributors.
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VENYU Commercial Data Center Achieves Reliability, Saves Costs

1/20/2015

VENYU Commercial Data Center Achieves Reliability, Saves Costs
When designing a new data center in Baton Rouge, La., facility managers wanted to include a standby power generator that allowed them to meet the stringent uptime requirements of customers.
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Power Design Pro™: Load Sequencing (Groups vs. Steps)

1/20/2015

Power Design Pro™: Load Sequencing (Groups vs. Steps)
This is the fifth article in our series about Power Design Pro™ software. It highlights the options users can make to load characteristics to better manage loads entered into the program.
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Requirements of Critical Operations Power Systems (COPS) - Part 2

1/20/2015

Requirements of Critical Operations Power Systems (COPS) - Part 2
This article is a continuation of the article from the previous issue of PowerConnect regarding the requirements of Critical Operations and Power Systems (COPS).
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Generac Relaunches 800 kW to 2 MW Generators

10/31/2014

Generac Relaunches 800 kW to 2 MW Generators
Generac is relaunching its new single-engine generators from 800 kW to 2 MW, and multi-megawatt integrated onboard paralleling systems.
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Understanding the Requirements of Critical Operations Power Systems (COPS) - Part 1

10/31/2014

Understanding the Requirements of Critical Operations Power Systems (COPS) - Part 1
As a result of 9-11, Hurricane Katrina and other disasters, the Department of Homeland Security determined new requirements were needed to protect electrical systems at vital infrastructure facilities that could impact national security, the economy, and public health and safety. Article 708, Critical Operations Power Systems (COPS), was added to the NEC based on the need for standards that could strengthen homeland security.
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Power Design Pro: Load Characteristics

10/31/2014

Power Design Pro: Load Characteristics
This is the fourth article in our series about Power Design Pro™ Software and it highlights the options users can make to load characteristics.
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Generac-Sponsored Webinar: Selective Coordination for Critical Power

10/31/2014

Generac-Sponsored Webinar: Selective Coordination for Critical Power
Sign-Up for Webinar on Critical Power: Selective Coordination Generac sponsors and invites you to register for Consulting-Specifying Engineering magazine’s free November 13 webinar, Critical Power: Selective Coordination.
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Follow Us on LinkedIn and Facebook

10/31/2014

Follow Us on LinkedIn and Facebook
Follow Us on LinkedIn and Facebook Generac Power has launched LinkedIn and Facebook pages highlighting industrial standby power and event announcements.
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Why Generac’s Earning Report Matters to You

9/10/2014

Why Generac’s Earning Report Matters to You
Generac’s positive earnings in the Commercial and Industrial markets are a win for you as well as Generac.
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Generac Meets Two Sweetspots in the Oil and Gas Sector: Upstream and Downstream

9/10/2014

Generac Meets Two Sweetspots in the Oil and Gas Sector: Upstream and Downstream
Magnum Power Products and Generac combine to each serve diverse sectors in this complex industry.
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Top 10 AHJ Points of Confusion - Part 1 of 2

9/10/2014

Top 10 AHJ Points of Confusion - Part 1 of 2
Generac has created a Top 10 list so that during an inspection, you can be prepared to address these issues.
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Power Design Pro™ Tip: Project Setup and Reporting

9/10/2014

Power Design Pro™ Tip: Project Setup and Reporting
This is the third article in our new series that provides tips, tricks and shortcuts for mastering Generac’s Power Design Pro™ Software.
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Symbiont Partners with Generac and Wolter

7/22/2014

Symbiont Partners with Generac and Wolter
Businesses that operate wastewater treatment systems deal with a lot of variability in the wastes coming into the system. At the same time, the effluent discharged into streams, lakes and other bodies of water must be incredibly consistent and meet appropriate limits to protect fragile eco-systems.
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Top 10 Backup Power Considerations - Wastewater Treatment Facility

7/22/2014

Top 10 Backup Power Considerations - Wastewater Treatment Facility
When designing a wastewater treatment facility, these are the top 10 key design considerations for selecting a properly configured generator.
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Government Funding for Businesses That Install Emergency Backup Power Systems

7/22/2014

Government Funding for Businesses That Install Emergency Backup Power Systems
Many local communities have been devastated by hurricanes, tornados, severe snowfalls and other violent wind storms. As a result, state governments are beginning to provide funding for service stations and other businesses that install emergency backup power systems to serve constituents during crisis.
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How Generac’s Employee Culture Benefits Partners and Customers

7/22/2014

How Generac’s Employee Culture Benefits Partners and Customers
For the second time in three years, Generac has been recognized as one of the Top 25 Best Large Companies to work for in Southeastern Wisconsin.
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Download Archive

December 2012
Redesign of 400-600kW Diesel Products | University of Utah Install is MPS Showpiece | New Spark Ignited Engines Mean Longer Life | IBC 2009 and 2012 Seismic Certification

December 2011
Code Changes Difficult to Interpret | Power-Gen International | EGSA Testing Requirements | Emergency Systems Webcast

April 2011
CCI Improvements | Power Design Pro Enhancements | Product of the Year Award | Case Study - Peak 10 | 2011 Engineering Symposium

November 2010
Gaseous Fuel Genset | Power Design Pro Enhancements | Generac Wins CSE Award | POWER-GEN in Orlando | Case Study - College of William & Mary | Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel FAQ’s

July 2010
Generator Reliability | Case Study: Gordon Food Service | Selecting Breakers for Fire Pumps | Engineering Power Symposium | Dan Barbersek at EGSA Conferenece

April 2010
Application Engineering Group | Generac Engineering Symposium | Republic Bank and Plaza Case Study | GENprotect Defends in Two Ways | Experience the Power Demo Trailer

December 2009
Introducing Generac Industrial Power | Power Design Pro | E2E: New EPA Requirements

August 2009
Generac Complies with New EPA Regulations | The Generac 2009 Engineering Symposium | Coosa Valley Medical Center Case Study

June 2009
Generator Sizing Pitfalls | Engineer to Engineer (E2E) | Case Study

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