(Provided by Steven Nameroff - Friday, December 23, 2016)
During a power
Our trained professionals can provide you with emergency lighting and backup power generators that will
(Provided by Steven Nameroff - Tuesday, December 20, 2016)
Standby generators represent a sizable capital investment. If the standby generator fails when called into action it is almost always accompanied by potentially dangerous conditions and/or risk of significant financial loss. Yearly load bank testing is an important element of any preventative maintenance program to ensure your standby generator is capable of carrying building loads when required to.
If the generator operates as an emergency standby generator for fire/life safety, it is regulated by NFPA 70, 99, 110 (Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems), and The Joint Commission standards, which has specific load banking requirements depending on the type of facility.
(Provided by Steven Nameroff - Tuesday, December 13, 2016)
The Economist, in 2007, reported that “America’s nuclear industry is about to embark on its biggest expansion in more than a generation. This will influence energy policy in the rest of the world”. It predicted that safety, management and regulatory types improvements would lead up to an “atomic renaissance” for a nuclear energy industry crippled for years by the Three Mile Island and Chernobyl accidents.
Many countries were growing rapidly and increasing their demand for electricity. The nuclear industry had anticipated that this growth would force countries to revisit nuclear energy which had shown marked improvement.
Contrary to this anticipation, the amount of nuclear power generated electricity has seen a decline. Plants have been retired for nuclear power in the United States and other countries with the actual capability of assisting the power grid because of economic reasons. Smaller countries have scaled back their nuclear power efforts also.
(Provided by Steven Nameroff - Tuesday, December 06, 2016)
An open source platform, accessible by everyone, has been developed by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) to help people know the answers to questions such as; how much electricity goes through the grid; what and where are bottlenecks; what occurs when solar cells and wind turbines contribute to the energy grid. The answers to these questions will not only provide the general public with a better understanding of energy, but may also assist with a turnaround of global energy.
The populace is not only interested in the answers to the energy questions, they have even taken it a step further by being proactive enough to use their smart phones and an app to track energy through grids, and review the infrastructure of the energy program itself. Watching energy travel through high and low voltage lines, transformer substations, wind turbines and solar operated power plants has become a passionate interest for many.
This energy turn around information allows users to share photos and locations with the Department of Computer Science’s (TU Munich) server. Upon receipt, the information is evaluated and analyzed with ultimate inclusion into the open source OpenStreetMap system.
(Provided by Steven Nameroff - Wednesday, November 30, 2016)
Preparing for the winter ahead is essential to protecting your business, home, and family. A few steps now can help avoid inconvenience, discomfort and potential catastrophe. In areas of harsh weather you will need to consider the following actions:
1. Keep your gutters free from debris and leaves; drain and remove outside hoses
2. Turn off outdoor water valves; re-caulk doors and windows if needed
3. Check insulation in walls and attic; repair any roof leaks
4. Remove branches from trees that could fall and damage your home or business
5. Wrap water pipes with insulation sleeves; insulate your hot water heater
6. Check heater returns and vents for obstructions
7. Trickle the water from your pipes to keep it from freezing
8. Insulate the attic floor to keep the heat inside your home or business.
(Provided by Steven Nameroff - Monday, November 28, 2016)
Maintaining the balance of supply and demand in our electrical power system is critical to accommodate the needs of the users. It requires that we over supply the system with electricity in order to meet an increase in demand during peak periods. This practice can be wasteful as oftentimes we have trillions of dollars’ worth of energy just sitting, waiting to be used. It also impacts the efficiency of power plant operations, and causes additional greenhouse gas emissions.
The efficient storage of energy is a critical element of our electric power system. We have an ever-aging power grid that would profit from energy storage. We would be able to accommodate the provision of renewable energy, and would also more efficiently meet the needs of utilities and customers needing the energy. There are numerous areas within our current power system to install storage points. Many thousands of these storage systems are already installed at power facilities around the world. In developing an effective system for the storage of energy, we should keep in mind just what energy storage is and how it can be initiated today in facilities located throughout the country.
(Provided by Steven Nameroff - Tuesday, November 22, 2016)
Nearly 3 years after super-storm Sandy, with scientists predicting more extreme weather conditions for the future, many cooperatives and condominium associations have started to consider the installation of a backup generator to provide basic electricity and water functions in case of a major natural disaster.
With generator installations costing between $200,000- $300,000, condo or co-op boards need to consider a few things before taking the plunge.
The first step is to commission a feasibility study. A good study can run between $7000 to
(Provided by Steven Nameroff - Thursday, November 17, 2016)
Power outages occur at random and they seem to be happening more and more frequently. Many people are purchasing portable power generators, hoping to save them the cost and inconvenience of surprise power outages.
As we have learned during the last Super-storms encountered within the country, when the electric grid fails,
Before you invest in a power generator you will need to know just what appliances require power, and of course, how much power does each use. How much power will you need? Generators with a stable, alternating current will pose no harm to any sensitive electronics. The bigger the generator, and its attached parts, the more power it will be able to produce. A small carry-around generator cannot be expected to power numerous appliances. Generators with 2,000 watts of power ability may seem ‘large’ but
(Provided by Steven Nameroff - Monday, November 14, 2016)
Equipment is generally identified as being either Commercial or Residential. Commercial equipment is much more technical and diverse. Commercial equipment should be maintained and repaired on a regular basis.
Any failure to maintain this equipment can result in accidents or injuries to workers, and down time causing unforeseen significant expense.
Be proactive, not reactive and inspect, inspect, inspect. This is a major problem with maintenance programs. It should be a priority, yet oftentimes it takes a backseat to just doing business. Routine inspections are a necessity. Records should be maintained and initialed by the inspecting person. Accountability is critical.
(Provided by Steven Nameroff - Friday, November 11, 2016)
Construction crews in severe winter states, on a schedule of completion, are frequently faced with power outages caused by storms, and other nature related impacts. Construction managers are responsible for seeing the job gets done on time, and this frequently results in the need of a generator.
While convenient and time saving for these crews, an outside power generator must be used properly following safety guidelines. Any improper use can result in electric shock or carbon monoxide poisoning.
Three tips can help you use your generator safely on a construction site.
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