Generator paralleling offers many advantages for standby power system installations, and it is widely considered one of the best practices to maximize backup power redundancy, scalability, and cost savings. As one of the first generator manufacturers to design and implement integrated paralleling, Generac has been an industry leader with state-of-the-art paralleling solutions. Here are six benefits of Generac Modular Power Systems (MPS) for industrial generator paralleling.
Integration: The switchgear is built directly into the gensets themselves, which means you don’t need expensive third-party equipment.
Reliability: Each generator backs up the others in the system, so critical loads get redundant protection. Built-in redundancy also allows individual units to be taken off-line for routine maintenance while retaining coverage for critical circuits. This protects your most valuable assets, from critical data to life-saving equipment, with N+1, N+2, or greater redundancy and up to 99.999% reliability.
Flexibility: A paralleled system is often easier to place than a single bulky genset. MPS generators don’t have to be physically located together, and since they have a smaller footprint compared to a single engine genset, you can optimize your available space with generators located on rooftops, parking lots, and garages. Additionally, the space required for switchgear and large external panel boards is eliminated.
Scalability: Owners can purchase the generator system they need today, and generators can easily be added to accommodate the growth of your business or facility. Owners enjoy a smaller initial investment, with the ability to add as needed. There is no need to replace the entire system if future power requirements exceed projections, and no need to over-spend on a larger system that might never be fully utilized.
Cost Savings: Compared to large single engines, smaller engines are manufactured in greater quantities and are readily available at reduced costs.
Serviceability: By using consistently reliable, high volume engines, MPS generators are easy to service by qualified engine technicians like those at Clifford Power Systems. Maintenance items and replacement parts are relatively inexpensive and readily available. Additionally, a single unit can be taken out of service for maintenance or repair while other units stand ready in the event of an outage.
Clifford Power is an authorized Generac Industrial Power dealer. For more information on Generac Modular Power Systems, contact a Clifford Power Equipment Representative today.
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