Generators are sleeping giants that only wake when trouble erupts. But when the power goes out, you want them up and bringing the building systems back to life. For instance, if a thunderstorm knocks out the electricity at your local grocery store, what happens? Hundreds of thousands of dollars of meat, seafood, refrigerated and frozen foods would go to waste. And then suppose the storm happened at night. The lights would go out threatening security; allowing people to make off with the merchandise.
Emergency Power Generators for Public Buildings
So, one of the most critical systems in any public structure is the generator. Its purpose is to kick on immediately when electrical failure occurs. In some public facilities it could be set to power the basics; emergency lights, maintain the heating/AC system, and run the elevators to ensure you can safely exit the building.
While in other facilities, a team of generators could be set up to provide uninterrupted power to all building systems. This would be the case at a medical campus for instance. Imagine if the hospital power went out during surgery.
Power Generators for City Utilities
But it is not just buildings that rely on emergency generators. For example, Kramer Engineers recently designed the backup power system for the City of Springboro Ohio. This emergency power plant was put in place to keep the City’s water running in case of an electrical loss event. The power plant safeguards the domestic water pumping system which supplies water to the entire city and surrounding areas.