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Rental Portable Generator Strategies for NY Construction Sites

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 09, 2019
American Power Rental - Rental Portable Generator

Rental portable generators provide affordable power solutions to commercial and residential construction sites across Ney York. Rental power solutions minimize a builder’s sunk cost by avoiding the high cost of new generator procurement and the labor involved in maintaining the equipment. When you seek to define the right temporary power solution for your job site it is important to fully understand all factors that determine both the rental generator sourcing themselves but also how to safely deploy and operate the assets. Here are some key tips to make that happen:

  • Work closely with your chosen rental power dealer to build a strong connection and avail efficient services. They will help you determine the right portable generator unit for your job site or application. When you become familiar with your dealer and process, it will be a smooth and efficient process for each and every different job site.
  • Secure required permits and schedule inspections to prevent work stoppage. Make sure your dealer is knowledgeable about your local building codes and regulations. The process for obtaining permits and scheduling inspections will be expedited when you build rapport with local inspectors and learn the particulars of using temporary power solutions in your area.
  • Only allow experienced and certified technicians set-up and remove portable generator. Although the task is often taken for granted, it's critical to have certified personnel who are well versed in determining appropriate pole locations, assessing ground status, underground utility definition, and one who can configure your often times complex electrical distribution system. This ensures the safety and efficiency of your power network.

For more information about setting up portable generator, contact American Power Rental.

Electrical Requirements for Outdoor Events

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 02, 2019
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Rental portable generators are often employed to source power to outdoor event. When utilizing rental portable generators there are electrical safety precautions that you must consider:

  • A safety fence must be set up around generator's working components.
  • Only a licensed electrician should perform wiring jobs and test the setup before the event starts.
  • Take account as to where the overhead power lines, buried cables and primary isolators which are controlling generator-powered equipment prior to deciding the placement for your stage scaffolding, mobile generator set, lights and tent.
  • Use external lines and cable ramps to protect cables and prevent trip hazards within the activity area.
  • Power supplies for portable tools, catering, first aid stations, control room, and emergency exit lights are necessary in sizable events.
  • An Earth-fault Residual Circuit Breaker must be setup to protect electrical supply.

There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to strategically and safely setting up power distribution for outdoor events. To do it right and to ensure the safety of all participants, the need to employ an electrical professional is an absolute certainty. For more information on how to use safely use portable generators for outdoor events, contact American Power Rental.

Why Choose Rental Generators Over Purchasing One?

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 26, 2019
American Power Rental  Choose Rental Generators Over Purchasing One in New York, NY

The decision to purchase or rent electrical generators is a long-time dilemma for many business owners. More often than not, the need for standby generator support is only periodic or even only for emergency cases. From this perspective, renting portable generators are most often viewed as the more fiscally prudent option.

The advantages of renting portable generators goes beyond the economical advantage:

  • The rental generators that we supply to New York, NY are always tested, ready, and in top Condition. Buying your own generator means you are responsible for routine maintenance which is an often overlooked or outright procrastinated task. Many ultimately turn to expensive professional servicing agents to conduct inspections, testing and servicing. That of course adds additional cost beyond to your generator service plan. When you rent generator units, these additional charges for the upkeep are covered.
  • Rental generators incorporate state-of-the-art technologies. Like any other commodity, portable power generation technology is constantly changing. There's always newer, more fuel efficient, and more clean delivery than was available the previous year. When you purchase your own generator the shelf-life of your new asset begins to tick away.
  • You Have The Leverage To Choose Size and Capacity - Since your power needs are constantly changing, it's advantageous to rent a unit where you are able to select the right set that is appropriate for your need at the time.
  • Qualified Technicians Are There To Assist You - You get the right advice from the right people every time you rent or use our rental power generation services. If you choose to buy, you’ll get one-time advice at the point of sale…but that’s it.

All things considered, there are clear advantages to renting portable power generation services than purchasing your own. If you wish to dig further into this topic, contact American Power Rental.

Avoid Standby Generator Failure With Regular Load Bank Testing

Joseph Coupal - Sunday, June 16, 2019
American Power Rental - load bank rentals in New York, NY

Your business is at risk from hurricanes. The hurricane season lasts from June until the end of November. It's imperative to prepare your business at all times (but especially during hurricane season) for power interruptions. The almost certainty of utility power failures are set aside when your business is supported by standby generators. But is your backup generator ready to deliver?

To ensure your generator is in tip-top condition, rely upon rental load bank units here in New York, NY. Rental load banks test and verify whether standby generators are running properly and can deliver the load your business needs to continue operating. Load bank testing units validate the actual operational performance and can predict the future reliability of power production systems. Load bank testing is a prudent and necessary preventative continuity of operations measure that eliminates the threat of generator failure or breakdown during power crisis where we needed it the most.

Rental load banks will indicate the ability of the engine to supply the desired amount of power, the capability of the alternator to supply the needed voltage stability of the system, the oil and fuel pressure, and how efficient are the control systems are when exposed to different load conditions. They will help clear debris and sediments from the pistons, engine castings, and exhausts. It will also help you determine any potential frailty of your equipment so you can decide ahead of time whether to repair or replace.

To learn more about load bank testing, contact American Power Rental.

Safety Tips When Using Rental Generators

Joseph Coupal - Sunday, June 09, 2019
American Power Rental - rent generators in New York, NY

American Power Rental carries a full line of portable generators from 20KW to 2000KW. Our inventory includes motion picture grade low-noise Crawfords. Although each and every generator within our inventory is specifically designed to federal safety standards, there are some safety tips that we want our customers to keep in mind while using our rental generator units.

  • Generators produce carbon monoxide. Avoid running it indoors or an enclosed area. Station it outside your facility when it is operating.
  • Although these units must run and supply power for your facility during harsh weather conditions, make sure that they are not directly exposed to rain or snow. Cover them with canopies or place them on areas where water cannot reach them.
  • Under any circumstance, do not touch a generator with wet hands.
  • Use extension cords that are grounded and rated for the voltage of the generator unit.
  • Cool first the engine when refueling.
  • Never store spare fuel close to the generator.
  • Avoid running the generator near combustible or flammable materials.
  • Do not station generator near open windows or doors. Carbon monoxide produce by the engine may enter your facility and pose hazard to those inside.
  • Ensure carbon monoxide detectors are accurately working before turning on the generator.
  • Station generator away from the work area as possible. This will help minimize fire, carbon monoxide, and shock hazards.

For more information on how to rent and operate rental portable generators in New York, NY, contact American Power Rental.


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