Three Tips For Adding An Industrial Generator To Your Business

Keeping your business running and working at peak efficiency will require you it to have a constant supply of electricity. Yet, there can be any number of reasons that could cause the local power system to fail. To minimize the expenses that can come with shutting down your enterprise until the power is restored, an industrial generator can be installed that will help to keep your business powered.  

Have Your Electrical System Inspected Prior To Installing An Industrial Generator

Prior to making the final decision to install an industrial generator, you should have your enterprise's electrical system professionally inspected. These inspections are necessary for ensuring that the wiring and circuit breakers in the building will be able to handle the power from a generator. If you use a generator that is not compatible with your building's wiring, you can put your equipment at a higher risk of being damaged or destroyed. Also, a fire could be more likely to result as the wiring in the building could be overwhelmed by a generator that provides too much power for the wiring to safely accommodate.  

Establish A Testing And Service Schedule For The Generator

It can be easy to assume that the generator will always activate when the power to the business fails. Yet, these devices will often only be needed on a sporadic basis. This can lead to problems with the generator going undiscovered until the next time the power fails and you need to activate it. Having your employees perform regular testing of the generator is indispensable for ensuring that it will turn on the next time you need it. For most generators, they will only need to be tested every couple of months. In addition to testing the generator, you should have it professionally serviced and tuned up at least once a year. These visits will help the generator to function as efficiently as possible, which can lower the fuel costs of running your generator.

Review Your Energy Needs After Any Major Additions To Your Business

An industrial generator will only be able to generate a limited amount of power. Sadly, there are business owners that will not realize that the energy requirements of their business can gradually increase. This is often due to adding powerful equipment, expanding the number of workers or increases to production volume. After any additions of new equipment or employees, you should recalculate the energy needs of your business to ensure that the generator can meet them. If you find that your business's power needs are about to surpass the energy created by the generator, it may be necessary to replace the generator with a more powerful unit.

For more information, contact a company like Scott's Emergency Lighting & Power Generation Inc.