Not every instance of generator servicing in Brisbane is for clients who want to own and operate their units in the same place for many years to come. Some clients only need the help of additional power generation solutions for a temporary amount of time or a particular project. Whether it is adding the generator to your current premises to boost power capabilities because an extra special revamp is going on, or you are hosting an event in a remote area for a few days, a project generator is a perfect investment for you. Projects can range from construction projects to temporary service centres for vaccines. These are ultimately all projects that will need industrial generators to keep all the facilities powered up at all times. They can benefit from having a reliable generator that offers consistent supply without straining their grid access or risking not having any power during an outage.

 What is a project generator?

A project generator isn’t necessarily a special kind of equipment different from any other type of generator. It’s just the use of a unit for a set or limited period of time to achieve a particular goal or project. Project generators in Brisbane are used for a one-time, non-recurring, temporary event that is not related to normal production processes. Part of the reason why all hospitals have a backup generator is that they use them all year-round. This isn’t always the case for one-time projects that may need a generator for a limited period of time for the following reasons:

  • This can be used for emergencies in order to eliminate possible delays because projects stick to schedules
  • One-time highway or public infrastructure projects
  • Events or expeditions at a set location
  • To avoid placing strain on the main grid or increasing electricity bills
  • Temporary data collection facilities or other projects that have high-electricity demands

 

Typical requirements of a project generator

  • Quiet or sound compliant generators 

Generators that sound like an orchestra of lawn mowers may be distracting from your project or event. Not to mention the strict noise restrictions in the area when it comes to the use of generators in Brisbane. The larger the generator, naturally because it supplies greater power needs, the louder it may be. However, many modern manufacturers and producers of units locally have built-in mechanisms to limit the noise. You need to take this into consideration when choosing the right generator brand. Some brands build their industrial generators to be mega-silent treatments that are so quiet you can stand next to it and not know it is running.

  • Reliability & efficiency 

A generator that is prone to shutting down and inefficiency would disrupt project work. Projects have strict deadlines and work needs to be completed based on timelines. A sudden loss of electricity can create problems towards meeting those deadlines, so it is important that the unit purchased is top-quality. The only way to avoid possible delays is to use a professional power installer that will take many precautions in the process of connecting you to your unit. These include performing maintenance on schedule, monitoring performance telematics remotely, having a technician remain onsite or with a transfer switch.

  • Transfer switch

National generator regulation has strict rules about noise levels but also about the necessary installation of a transfer switch. This is necessary for efficient use for the unit owner but also to protect the national power grid from instances of back feeding. The device helps in automatically or manually transferring the source of power from the electrical grid to the generator in case of a power outage. The transfer switches can be of different types including automatic transfer switch and manual transfer switch.

Choosing the right fuel type for your project generator

The first thing you should consider is the fuel type for your new unit. This isn’t just about the cost of the fuel or how easily you can access it, different fuel type generators work in different ways and some are more suitable for the needs of your project. Whatever your situation and power need, your fuel type will largely be dependent on some of the below considerations.

What size generator do I need? 

Industrial generators are designed to provide power capacity anywhere from 50 kilowatts to over 3 Megawatts of power. The rule of thumb amongst professional electricians is that more capacity is better than less because installing one that is too small will cause you more problems than you had before installation. However, we advise that you do your research about the size of generator you need by calling multiple service providers to compare your options because using an industrial generator that is far larger than needed for your job site can cause damage to the generator and the equipment connected to it.

Three tips for estimating the correct sizing of your generator 

It might seem like a lot of work for the size and operation usage of an industrial property but do the following:

  1. Create a list of all the electrical items the generator will need to power
  2. Calculate all the starting & running wattage capacity needed
  3. Narrow down a time & frequency schedule needed for the generator to power all the site equipment
  4. Use the Reactive Generators’ calculator after you’ve got all the figures summed up

Reactive Generators offers installation, repairs, and servicing

Project sites must have constant access to a reliable energy source. This can be easily achieved with the professional installation of an industrial generator on the premises. Call in one of the industry professionals at Reactive Generators. We are always on standby to assist with any projects that need additional power support. The success of any project may heavily rely on an installation that can consistently run essential functions. Operating across Queensland, we offer skilled technicians in Brisbane, Toowoomba, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, and Ipswich. We cater to industrial and commercial clients across the region, providing a comprehensive and end-to-end service