How to Keep Your Generator Running In The Aftermath of A Hurricane

After a storm, power restoration can be prolonged due to a number of factors like blown fuses, downed power lines, and even structural damage at power plants. For businesses and facilities that are providing the bare necessities like food, water, ice, gas, and shelter in the aftermath of a storm, they have to be prepared to run their generators for an extended amount of time to power the recovery efforts. For those facilities that can’t afford downtime while utility power is restored, they need to have a plan in place to keep their standby power on for days and maybe even weeks.

For generators to run continuously for that long, they will require maintenance after every 50-60 hours of runtime. That’s just a little over 2 days! During the aftermath of a storm, utility power could be out for a week. This is where issues can arise. What do you do when your generator needs maintenance but you still need to power your facility?

One could suggest that you have a second generator on hand for when the other needs maintenance. In theory, this sounds like a solid plan, but connecting and disconnecting an industrial generator isn’t as simple as simply pulling a plug. That process usually requires an electrician for a proper setup. Trying to get an electrician to come out to set up and connect your generator during storm recovery is nearly impossible. If it is possible, that one visit will be way more costly than any regular visits.

So what options are there for your facility that needs power at all times even when your primary generator needs maintenance? The smarter, cheaper, and less stressful route for those facilities is to use Power Temp Systems’ quick connect Panel. While one generator is being maintained, the other one can easily take over the job of powering your facility.


Quick Connect Docking Panels

generator docking panels with 45 degree cam-loksThe Quick Connect Panel is designed to allow the safe and quick connection of a portable generator. Each Quick Connect Panel is equipped with industry-standard Cam-Lok connection points which allow you to quickly and safely connect a generator without worrying about how you’re going to get an electrician out to your facility at the last minute.

Aside from quickly transitioning your power sources during generator maintenance, the Quick Connect Panel also provides a bit of an insurance policy for your primary generator. Due to the potentially excessive runtime, you’ll be demanding out of your generator in the aftermath of a storm, the risk of your primary generator breaking down greatly increases as it’s usage rate increases. PTS’ Quick Connect Panel allows you to quickly switch out from your primary generator to a secondary standby generator safely.

Power Temp Systems’ innovative Quick Connect Panel is here to ensure that the power will always be on at your facility during this hurricane season. Contact the power distribution experts at Power Temp Systems to learn more about how the Quick Connect Panel can benefit your facility this hurricane season.