Needs Analysis - Ensuring we match the right equipment to the customer’s application

  • Power Output - Determining what size of generator set is required in order to provide necessary power output. Typically described in terms of kilo-watts (kW) or mega-watts (MW). Will be based on load and application.
  • Load Application - Understand what type of load application or profile is required. Primary focus is understanding whether the application will be for standby, prime or continuous usage.
  • Fuel Type and Source - Determining what type of fuel will be used to power the generators set (diesel, natural gas, biogas, etc.). Need to understand fuel type and storage/delivery systems in order to recommend appropriate unit.
  • Operating Environment - Confirm physical space for installation and operations of the generator set. Will be important for understanding requirements for footprint and overall dimensions. Also important for understanding approach for installation and service.
  • Sound Attenuation Requirements - Based on operating environment and location, confirm requirements for sound attenuation, based on local regulatory authorities.
  • Emissions Requirements - Based on operating environment and location, confirm emissions limits, based on local regulatory authorities
  • Integration and Controls - Understand the requirement for how the generator set will be integrated into the installed location. Important to understand the controls and switchgear that will connect the generator set, as well as if the unit will be integrated with other generating equipment, as well as whether generator set will be operated in “island” mode or connected to the electrical grid.