One of the main responsibilities of site managers is the preparations for power outages. Sometimes the outages are planned, sometimes they are unexpected. Time and money can be saved if provisions for temporary power are preplanned. IPSI can help you with each step in the planning process. Preplanning can get your company up and running sooner during a unforeseen outage.
Sample questions that should be answered before the power goes out:
- How much power (kw) is required during an outage. Do you need a the entire facility to be powered or just the essential operations? IPSI can help you take ammeter readings, if needed.
- Have you sent these requirements to IPSI?
- IPSI keeps these records on file along with your account information. During a crisis, terms, insurance and power requirement information documents are already in place.
- Where will you place the standby generator? Make sure there is an access road to the temporary generator site.
- Who will be in charge of making the arrangements for acquiring, delivering, and controlling the generator?
- Have you planned the cable routing to the main electric panel? Will you need special cabling and special connectors? Some companies install connectors on the outside of the building specifically for connection to a standby generator. This saves many hours at a critical time. IPSI can install these standby connections.
- Have you contacted your Diesel fuel provider? You will need to prearrange delivery for extended outages.
- Have you planned for security?
Theft is commonplace during wide area outages. Be sure to lock the trailer hitch and secure the premises. Sometimes a full time maintenance/security personnel are required.
All of the generators that IPSI owns are well maintained and easy to use. Our electricians are highly trained and know how to work efficiently in an emergency.
Who needs temporary power?
- Construction sites
- Special event planners
- Industrial plants
- Agricultural sites
- Telecommunication sites
Call IPSI before or during the next power outage