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The Advantages of Rental Portable Generator Services

Joseph Coupal - Monday, November 04, 2019
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Whether you need to power up a short-term construction project or a large scale public event, rental portable generator support services hold a lot of value. Renting portable generators and the associated support services is often the best option for small and medium-sized business owners. It helps avoid high capital expenditure for power generation assets that you have don’t have a permanent requirement for.

Power support requirements often change throughout the year. The mistake of purchasing power generation capacity above and below a future need can lead to poor operation cost management. If you bought a generator unit for a rather small operational need, it's capacity will not be sufficient for your next project. The same is true if you purchased electrical generating capacity. 

The unnecessary and avoidable operations and maintenance cost associated becomes a direct hit on your profitability. There is value associated with rental generator services given the fact that you will always be served with a solution that exactly matches your current need. In addition, operation and maintenance of the rental equipment can be levied upon your service provider thus relieving your crew to focus on more important deliverables.

So the next time you need a power generation solution for projects both large and small, contact American Power Rental.

Rental Generators Ensure A Seamless Corporate Holiday Event

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 30, 2019
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As we near the Holiday season, plans for corporate parties and end-of-year conferences are under way. Often these events are held off-site which drives the demand to strategically plan a collection of support activities. One very important element of event planning access to sufficient power, especially for those event planners that seek unique remote settings. In order to hold a successful Holiday event, reach out now for your rental portable generator requirements analysis and equipment reservation.

It's our objective to make your job easier by designing the most cost-effective solution to properly heat, illuminate, and amplify what likely is the most important event of your business’ calendar year. Your corporate Holiday events promote camaraderie and teamwork and must be executed seamlessly. Reliable portable generators ensure that your event will be carried out without interruption. Contact American Power Rental for help today.

Custom-Configured Transformer Rentals

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 23, 2019
American Power Rental - Portable rental transformers in New York, NY

American Power Rental supplies rental power transformers across the greater Boston area and New England regardless of the size of your power transmission needs. We stock the equipment and accessories needed to fulfill all of your electrical needs.

Our decades of experience affords us the knowledge and experience to support every industry and every demand within those industries. Our custom-configured transformers deliver both practical and affordable solutions to your power transmission needs. American Power Rental will serve as your consultants to assist you in requirements analysis and solution engineering; this ensures safety and efficiency of business operations.

American Power Rental provides industrial and commercial businesses with top-quality transformers and systems. Rental Portable Transformers are available in multiple configurations and voltages.

  • Up to 500kva
  • Liquid or dry type
  • Voltages up to 480V
  • NEMA and ANSI standards

Contact American Power Rentals to learn more about power transformer rentals.

How To Safely Use A Portable Generator In Winter Construction

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 17, 2019
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Despite the challenging weather during winter, residential and commercial construction presses on. Rental portable generators are a cornerstone for New York area construction companies. Rental mobile power is essential for both routine daily operations as well as emergency situations on the construction site. It's important to be cautious when using combustion engine generators, especially during the winter months when workers are most likely to work within enclosed workspace and thus being subject to carbon monoxide poisoning.

Here are safety tips to put in mind when operating a portable generator in construction sites.

1. Station It In A Safe Location

Find an area with the right ventilation for the exhaust. Station the portable generator in a space which enables the exhaust to release freely. Place the unit at least 20 ft. from vents, windows or doors. Under no circumstance, ever operate a generator indoors. It can and will pose deadly threat.

2. Prevent Electric Shock Hazards

Since most of your construction equipment will be attached to generator power during storms, you need to be cautious of the increased risk for electric hazards. Make sure to place the unit away from wet areas like water puddles even snow piles on the ground. Prior to plugging power cables into unit, make sure first that it is not running.

In addition, you may use an inlet box and transfer switch rather than using extension cords. Using this will isolate the electric system to minimize the risk for electric shock.

3. Have A Carbon Monoxide Alarms for Enclosed Areas

Always consider generator safety in indoors. Carbon monoxide detector must be installed in work areas.

In case your worksite is situated near a residential area, take into account that generator exhaust could affect houses nearby. Keep in mind to position the unit away from neighboring houses so the exhaust will not stream towards these houses.

Portable generators will let you resume your construction work in spite of weather difficulty during winter. They are now considered as a necessity in diverse businesses not just in construction industry. You just need to follow safety precautions to avoid any mishaps in the job site.

For more portable generator tips, contact American Power Rental.

Things To Consider When Renting Portable Power Distribution Units

Joseph Coupal - Friday, September 27, 2019
American Power Rental - Portable Power Distribution Units in New York, NY

Rental power distribution equipment serves various industrial and commercial purposes. It extends from generating electricity for industrial plant shutdowns, maintenance job in remote sites like oil fields, to power distribution devices for entertainment and event settings. Because there's a diverse distribution need for rental power distribution products, you need to carefully scrutinize your requirement in order to determine the exact device to apply to your situation. We can help you with that. The following is a list of considerations that will aid the rental company and the customers in determining the right power distribution unit that exactly matches a distinct job or application.

About The Equipment

  • Identify the devices that should be hooked up to the power distribution panel and determine their voltages.
  • Estimate the expected total power load that the panel must uphold.
  • Know if there's a need to step down a 480V or 600V power supply to a lower voltage
  • Determine if the main power load will be three-phase or single-phase. Also, ascertain if the customer requires units that can manage both or switch from one to the other.
  • Determine the number of outlets and configurations required (C19, C13, NEMA 5-20R, etc.)
  • Assess whether the power distribution box require power filtration when generator is used as primary source in a certain application. Power filtration provides protection to audio devices that are too sensitive to vibrations.

Device-Specific Features

There are certain attributes that broaden the flexibility of the device, for rental and other uses. Here is a list of its main features:

Portable Transformers

  • Portable transformer must be able to step up/step down different configurations (for instance, from 600V or 480V to 120V).
  • It must have main and secondary breakers.

Standard 50A Distribution Boxes

  • Boxes must be classified for indoor or outdoor use (Nema 3R are designed for industrial setting or those with harsh environment conditions).
  • A different 20A 1P branch circuit breaker is needed to protect each 20A 125V GFCI duplex receptacle.
  • Receptacles must be NEMA 5-20R GFCI Duplex Receptacles appropriate for wet or humid sites.
  • Receptacles must be locking or GFCI protected.

Portable Distribution Panels

  • Rental portable distribution panels have varieties of enclosures. The most flexible are those with sturdy aluminum enclosures. However, for events use, bright yellow and other colored panels are commonly preferred.
  • NEMA Type 3R Weatherproof boxes are required for outdoor PPDs.
  • A different 20A 1P branch circuit breaker must protect each 20A 125V GFCI duplex receptacle individually.
  • The receptacles must be locking or GFCI protected.

For more information about rental power distribution panels and boxes, contact American Power Rental.


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