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How Can Power Plants Manage the Challenges of Seasonal Heat and Outages

27 August, 20 3:31 pm · Leave a comment · reddarc2
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How Can Power Plants Manage the Challenges of Seasonal Heat and OutagesSeasonal events like heatwaves increase the usage of power-hungry amenities from HVAC units at homes to buildings to reactor coolant systems in nuclear power plants.

Fluctuations in electric power during summer peaks may cause hardware failures and the cessation of business-critical operations for banks, hospitals, FMCG, refineries, and other sectors that need a continuous supply of power.

This enormous strain on the power grid and unpredictable electricity supply could lead to the loss of investment worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

That’s where electrical power reliability can protect public health and infrastructure.

Industrial generator rentals provide alternative electric sources that offer a steady stream of high-quality power to minimize production losses and operational downtime.

Power plants can rely on diesel generator sets in their job sites as an efficient emergency power backup source to provide capacity in the event of rising demand or fluctuation in supply.
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Microgrids Deployed Today – Filling the Void Within the Electric Utility Infrastructure

27 August, 20 2:57 pm · Leave a comment · reddarc2
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Microgrids Deployed TodayThe shift to an electricity-dominated global energy mix includes microgrids transforming the way electricity supplies to industrial markets, commercial markets, and oil and gas markets.

The falling expenditure of microgrid control technologies is among the top reasons US electric companies now actively deploy them across 42% of the country’s projects. This number has quadrupled since 2014, while the installed microgrid capacity has tripled.

Microgrids Enhance Electric Network Resilience

Microgrids, also known as supplemental power resource systems, are network-connected or operate independently from any electric utility grid. They range from remote microgrids that power the electrical needs of rural areas to true microgrids that supply additional energy to localized businesses.

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Hurricane Season? Here Are Five Important Standby Tips to Consider

24 July, 20 11:09 am · Leave a comment · reddarc2
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generator rental during Hurricane SeasonThe hurricane season is arriving soon. A lack of an emergency plan could lead to severe losses such as possible business and financial collapse of the organization.

Per the Federal Emergency Management Agency reports, 90 percent of small businesses close shop if they cannot resume operations within five days after a hurricane strikes. Another 20 percent of these companies usually spend more than ten days a month on business continuity plans.

With industrial generator rental, you can install backup power systems in hurricane-prone areas to enable the facilities’ equipment to remain operational. That means, almost within ten seconds of a power outage, your backup generator ensures smooth operations for multiple days during this severe weather season.

Here are five tips to consider for power preparedness with standby systems:

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Complications with Burning Biodiesel in Modern Diesel Engines

24 October, 18 9:37 am · Leave a comment · reddarc
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To begin, let’s establish what exactly we’re talking about when we say “biodiesel.” ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) has published a standard, D6751-07b, that defines what biodiesel is. We’re not talking about used cooking grease, or even commercially produced biodiesel, if it doesn’t meet this standard.

Also, the word “biodiesel” is often used to describe what is actually a blend of biodiesel and diesel fuel. (The diesel fuel sold for on-road use in the U.S. is Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel fuel, or ULSD.) The term “BX” designates the blend ratio, where “X” stands for the percentage of biodiesel in the blend. So B100 means 100%, or pure, biodiesel, while B20 means 20% biodiesel mixed with 80% ULSD.

Additionally, this article doesn’t address OEM recommendations or warranty limitations. We’re simply looking at the question from a mechanical standpoint.

So now, with all that out of the way, what’s the bottom line?
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Emergency Generators Provide Power for Oregon Firefighters

20 July, 18 11:16 am · Leave a comment · Geoff Campbell
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Firefighting teams are stretched thin across multiple sites and are fighting fires around the clock

Oregon: Lightning strikes have started wildfires in multiple locations from Crater Lake to the Siskiyou Mountains. Governor Kate Brown has declared a statewide wildfire emergency. Fortunately, none of the fires have yet blown up into large scale thousand acre burns, but with temperatures expected to remain in the high 90s for the next week, the fires may grow and there are number of areas with evacuation warnings pending.
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Overview of Tier III and Tier IV Diesel Emissions Standards

06 April, 18 4:23 pm · Leave a comment · reddarc
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Since 1996, the EPA’s regulations for non-road diesel engines emissions have been phased in through four progressively more stringent tiers. Different tiers went into effect at different dates for different engines, but since 2015, all new non-road diesel engines, including stationary engines, but comply with the EPA’s Tier IV (Final) standard.

Today’s Tier IV compliant diesel engines are far more complex, efficient, and expensive than their unregulated ancestors from the early 1990’s.

How does Tier 4 compare with the previous generation (Tier III)?

For Tier III, the standard focused on reducing NOx (nitrous oxides) and NMHC (all hydrocarbons except methane) emissions to levels on par with federal requirements for on-road diesel engines. Since these non-road emissions were unregulated prior to the Tier Emissions Standards, we have no basis for a hard comparison, but the EPA estimates that since 2010, Tier III has been reducing NOx emissions by about 1 million tons per year. This is the amount of NOx produced annually by about 35 million cars.

Conspicuously absent from Tier III was any limit on PM (particulate matter), although the Tier II limit still applied to Tier III motors.
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Power Generator Rental for Concert in Timmins, Ontario

14 March, 18 11:08 am · Leave a comment ·
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Red-D-Arc supplied three 125 kVA power generators and one 70 kVA power generator to the recent Stars and Thunder music festival. The generators were used for lighting and backstage power throughout the entire 8 day festival.

Stars and Thunder music festival took place in Timmins, Ontario June 24th-July 1st 2017 to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. The festival spotlighted Canadian groups such as Michel Pagliaro, David Wilcox, Sass Jordan, Tom Cochrane, April Wine, as well as some international acts like Keith Urban.

Red-D-Arc offers a full line of engine-driven, parallel ready generators including diesel generators, natural gas/LPG bi-fuel gaseous generators and diesel/natural gas dual fuel generators for rent, lease and sale. Learn more about Red-D-Arc power generators.

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Red-D-Arc Generators to Power Niagara Wind Project

17 December, 15 10:22 am · Leave a comment ·
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Red-D-Arc Welderentals will be supplying the Niagara Wind Farm Project with 77 rental power generators to service the construction of new wind turbines. When it is complete, the Niagara Region Wind Farm will be one of the largest in North America and will supply Ontarians with an additional 230 Mega Watts of wind energy. Red-D-Arc developed a custom power distribution panel to meet the specific onsite needs of the builder. This is another example of how Red-D-Arc employees create solutions that help our clients reach their goals. Red-D-Arc is already recognized internationally as a leading provider of welding and weld automation rental equipment and we continue to expand our horizons by offering new products like power generators, light towers and other specialty equipment.

 

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On-Site Power: Where You Need It, When You Need It

Red-D-Arc offers a variety of onsite power solutions including diesel, NG/LPG and Bi-Fuel Generators as well as self powered light towers and power distribution panels.
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D&D Power Oilfield Services

19 February, 15 3:43 pm · Leave a comment ·
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As one of the leading power generation rental and service providers in the southwest U.S. D&D Power, a Red-D-Arc company, has the capability to keep your oilfield power generation equipment running. With over 40 service technicians covering the shale plays of Texas, Oklahoma and southeast New Mexico, we offer critical response service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We usually have equipment back up and running in under 2 hours.

D&D Power offers rental diesel, natural gas and hybrid bi-fuel generators along with generator paralleling systems and portable light towers. Visit the Oilfield Services web page to learn more.

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Airgas, an Air Liquide company, is the nation's leading single-source supplier of gases, welding and safety products. Known locally nationwide, our distribution network serves more than one million customers of all sizes with a broad offering of top-quality products and unmatched expertise.