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Emergency Generator General Knowledge

                                                                                                   Emergency Generator General Knowledge

How to reduce the losses and speed therecovery process from power outage especially during disasters? This may lastfor several days or even few weeks.

By installing an emergency generator isfist solution to avoid the losse.

Hiersun Commercial generators can helpprevent the interruption of operations at businesses and criticalinfrastructure facilities like hospitals, water treatmen

t facilities,telecommunications networks, and emergency response agencies. State, and localregulations may require you to obtain a permit (Depends on

which country andstate the generator be used), before using a generator. Make sure you followthese regulations when you operate and maintain your generator.

GENERAL SAFETY AND USAGE GUIDELINES

Be sure to read the manufacturer’sinstructions and take proper precautions. Incorrect generator use can lead tocarbon monoxide (CO) poisoning from the

engine exhaust, electric shock orelectrocution, and fire. Even if you can’t smell exhaust fumes, you may stillbe exposed to CO. If you start to feel sick, dizzy,

or weak while using agenerator, get fresh air right away. If you experience serious symptoms, getmedical attention immediately. Consider installing battery-operated CO alarms.

Position generators outdoors and well awayfrom any structure Running a generator inside any enclosed or partiallyenclosed structure will lead to dangerous and often fatal levels of CO.

Keepgenerators positioned outside at least 15 feet away from open windows soexhaust does not enter your home/business or a neighboring home/business.

Keep the generator dry—operate it on a drysurface under an open, canopy,

like structure, and make sure your hands are drybefore touching the generator. Do not use the generator in rainy or wetconditions.

Disconnect the power coming into yourhome/business.Before you operate your generator, disconnect your normal sourceof power. Otherwise,

power from your generator could be sent back onto theutility company lines, creating a hazardous situation for utility workers.

Make sure your generator is properlygrounded.

Plug equipment directly into thegenerator—Use heavy-duty, outdoor-rated extension cords, in good workingcondition, with a wire gauge that can handle the electric load of anyappliances connected to them.

NEVER try to power the house/businesswiring by plugging the generator into a wall outlet, or into the mainelectrical panel. Only a licensed electrician should

connect a generator to amain electrical panel by installing appropriate equipment in accordance withlocal electrical codes. Make sure the electrician

has installed an approvedautomatic transfer switch to disconnect your site’s wiring from the utilitysystem before you start using the generator.

Maintain an adequate supply of fuel Knowyour generator’s rate of fuel consumption at various power output levels. Takecare in considering how much fuel you can safely store, and for how long.Gasoline and diesel fuel stored for long periods may need added chemicals tokeep them safe for use. Check with your supplier for recommendations. Store allfuels in specifically designed containers in a cool, dry, well-ventilatedplace, away from all potential heat sources. Check aboveground storage tanks,pipes, and valves regularly for cracks and leaks, and replace damaged materialsimmediately. Tanks may also require a permit or have to meet other regulatoryrequirements.

Turn the generator off and let it coolbefore refueling. Use the type of fuel recommended in the manufacturer’sinstructions.

Inspect and maintain your generatorregularly—Arrange a maintenance contract and schedule at least one maintenanceservice per year, such as at the beginning of every hurricane season. Keepfresh fuel in the tank, and run the generator for a while periodically to helpensure it will be ready when you need it.

Disclaimer: Because every emergency isdifferent, it is important for your safety that you follow the directives ofyour state and local emergency management authorities and local utilities. Theinformation provided here is intended for general informational purposes onlyand is not an endorsement of any particular material or service. Beforeengaging in any activities that could impact utility services such aselectricity or natural gas, contact your local utility to ensure that the activitiesare done safely.

Any emergency generator delivered fromHiersun Power will be inspected strictly according to international standardISO9000, and the industry standard. For additional emergency-planningresources, please contact us so our engineer will discuss with you.