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Rental Portable Generators Fend Off System Downtime During Peak Season

Joseph Coupal - Friday, November 08, 2019
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The brutal New England winter is fast approaching and that means a return to unpredictable power failures. Don't get caught off guard and lose business revenue due to power-related disruption. American Power Rental responds 24/7 for your emergency needs for power; 1000kW portable generators can be used in many applications to include Schools, Colleges, Hospitals, Office Buildings, Retail Spaces, Bars/Restaurants, Data Rooms, and more. Our experienced team at American Power Rental specializes in designing and delivering the solutions necessary to work in any space. We’ve served the greater Boston area’s rental portable generator needs for decades.

Whether you are strategically planning for future power support or are now in crisis response mode for some unplanned power outage, know that American Power Rental can rapidly respond and deliver valued service wherever you are and however large or small your requirement is.

Rental Transfer Switches Ensure Safe Connections For Portable Generators

Joseph Coupal - Sunday, October 27, 2019
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When using high-capacity portable generators, there are two ways to set them up: the safe way and the wrong way. The wrong way is to use extension cords that are strung together. The safest way is to employ the use of automatic transfer switches combined with heavy duty cables.

The transfer switch will determine which power source to use -- either the portable generator unit or the electricity at the facility. The switch has a dedicated circuit breaker for every device that is connected to the system. In the event of a power outage, the portable generator is activated by the transfer switch. The switch is set to draw power from the generator and supply electricity to the circuits when it senses a power failure.

The incorporation of automatic transfer switches is the most safe and effective way of using portable generators as primary or backup power sources. The switch will control electric loads within set parameters. The transfer switch ensures proper grounding as well. If your business relies upon portable generators, a rental transfer switch and the right power cables will serve you best. Give the power pros here at American Power Rental a call. We have all the equipment needed for both short- and long-term electrical power needs.

Top Advantages of Using Rental Portable Generator

Joseph Coupal - Friday, October 18, 2019
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In today’s blog post, we discuss how the Rental Portable Generators we provide across Boston offer distinct advantages to skid-mounted or permanently-installed generators. Less knowledgeable and equipped rental power companies likely will only offer skid-mount solutions. We want you to know that you have options.

Here are some of the major positive attributes of our non-skid mount rental generator systems:

Portability

Portable generators can be easily transported from one location to another since they are mounted on trailers. Those who require their service in remote sites, may rent fuel tanks so it can provide sufficient power and may run for an extended period.

Durability

They are durably designed to withstand extreme conditions. Most rental portable generators are engineered with high quality protective casings, corrosion resistant coatings, dust caps for air inlets, and block and fuel line heaters. Some are also designed to operate for prolonged periods of time. Thus, their component parts are made to work at higher temperatures.

Versatility

Portable generators attribute multi-volt selector switches with multi-phase and multi-amp compatibility; making them more flexible to use in different situations. Other great features include remote starters, external fuel tank coupling and multi-outlet power distribution boxes. With these accessories, rental generators will be able to supply various range of power to meet diverse purposes not limited to:

  • Construction projects
  • Facility Management
  • Indoor/Outdoor Events
  • Manufacturing
  • Disaster Relief and Recovery

American Power Rental carries large inventory of rental portable generators. Our units are well-maintained and undergone proper testing and commissioning prior to dispatch. We only provide best quality equipment at affordable rental fees and the best customer service in the industry. Contact us for more information.

Winter Prep Tips For Backup Generators

Joseph Coupal - Friday, October 18, 2019
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If you rent emergency or on-site power generation from American Power Rental, this blog post serves as a reminder of what routine practices are performed for you that you don't have to worry about. If you're not currently using our company, your current rental company should also be implementing these practices to ensure business operations carry on uninterrupted. If they aren't currently doing these things, they are putting your business at risk.

Below is the list of power generation preventative maintenance actions that American Power Rental performs on a recurring basis:

  1. Regular Load Testing. Load bank testing must be done regularly. You may rent a load bank to see how it operates, especially during the winter. Load testing will help determine whether your standby generator can perform to its maximum potential and as intended during emergency situations. Load testing will also help you more quickly detect defects and issues to be addressed before the generator is needed.
  2. Test Digital Controls - When the temperature outside drops significantly, digital controls should be tested. Temperatures below freezing can damage digital control panels.
  3. Inspect the Block Heater. Ensure the engine block heater is hooked up and working once the temperature falls. This device keeps the engine mechanics and fluids warm. If the fluids get too cold, the engine may not start.
  4. Inspect the Battery Charger. Make sure that the battery charger is hooked up and attached to the generator. This prevents the batteries from power drain due to cold temperatures.
  5. Monitor the Fuel. Use anti-gel and anti-microbial fuel treatment.
  6. Perform Visual Inspections. The area around the generator must be clear of debris. Check for leaks and inspect for blockage in the exhaust and vents.

Be sure the above practices are implemented to ensure your standby generator is reliable when winter arrives. For more information on a rental load bank or rental generator, contact American Power Rental.

Make Your Facility Winter Storm Ready with Rental Portable Generators

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 09, 2019
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Thank goodness hurricane season is almost over, but that doesn't mean business owners can relax when it comes to the risk that the weather poses on business operations. Winter storms impact Boston businesses more often than hurricanes. Wind, snow, ice, and rain during winter storms take a toll on electrical infrastructure causing power outages that can last from hours to days. This can result in loss of business, inventory and communication with clients.

To ensure uninterrupted business, owners should consider renting portable generators as part of their business contingency plan. Planning to include renting emergency generators vs purchasing and maintaining emergency generators makes perfect sense. Regional businesses should view our portable generator inventory and service offerings at American Power Rental; we can help devise a plan prior to the arrival of the first winter storm.

Contact American Power Rental for more information and options that will safeguard business operations throughout the upcoming winter and beyond.


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