NATURAL GAS - THE FUEL FOR EMERGENCY STANDBY SYSTEMS
Natural gas is becoming the preferred solution in many Standby applications as the Gas technology applied to power generation offers virtually "unlimited" runtime during power outages. In addition, there is practically no fuel maintenance associated with natural gas standby generators, while diesel fuel requires conditioning annually. A gas generator can be installed on rooftops or areas that are difficult to access, without the restriction of site re-fueling and its associated costs.
There are many advantages associated with the use of Natural gas fuel in an Emergency Standby application. Simplicity of installation in urban areas, site permitting that does not require large on-site storage of fuel or complex fuel transfer systems, reliability of the fuel supply even during electrical power outages or natural events are some of the factors driving this technology.More About Natural Gas Performance
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CONCRETE BENEFITS FOR SPECIFIERS, INSTALLERS AND CONSUMERS
|COST-EFFECTIVE ENGINES||LONG RUNNING TIMES DURING OUTAGES||LOW MAINTENANCE|
|Automotive-style spark-ignited engines are readily available in high volumes, providing a highly competitive advantage over traditional gas technology.||Since natural gas is supplied by a utility with underground pipelines it is rarely impacted by weather and the flow of fuel is largely secure — they can often run for weeks and months. For diesel generators, the fuel supply typically ends after three days. And during a crisis, fuel deliveries are often delayed or non-existent.||In diesel generators, the required low sulfur diesel gas needs to be re-conditioned or polished every 12-16 months to ensure impurities don’t impact fuel flow.
This is not an issue with natural gas.