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Generator Set Ratings Explained  A critical aspect of generator performance is matching the right genset to specific applications across industries. This guarantees that the power system used to supply the generator is in accordance with the genset’s capabilities, which guarantees that the generator performs as advertised and features the longevity and long-term reliability you need to deliver exceptional customer service. Various organizations and governmental agencies have established specific rating systems for generator use based on generator type, power output, emissions, and application. There are four primary rating categories you’ll h...

September 14, 2018

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Planning for The Temporary Cooling Systems at Your Next Event  If you're hosting an outdoor event held in tents or similar structures, it's vital to consider how to keep those temporary structures cool for your guests.  Unless your event will be held in the winter, you'll be facing two separate issues when it comes to cooling - the hot weather itself, as well as the combined body heat of many guests packed into a relatively small space. This isn't an issue you can overlook or cut corners on, either.  Every year, there are dozens of instances where event planners failed to properly consider their air conditioning solutions, leading to heat exhaustion - ...

June 26, 2018

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GAL Power - 20 Years Later: A Look Back on the Great Ice Storm of 1998 Hopefully, it'll be a long time before another great ice storm.  But whenever it hits, we'll be ready. In January of 1998, much of lower eastern Canada -as well as parts of the upper United States- were hit by one of the worst ice storms in recorded history.  In the span of just a few days, a long swath of Canada stretching from Ontario to Nova Scotia found itself covered in several inches of ice.  The total accumulation was at least twice what was seen in the previous worst ice storm, in 1961, and overwhelmed most weatherproofing which had been put in place after that ...

February 01, 2018

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Eight Hot Steps Follow these steps to recommend the right heat solution. With winter around the corner, thoughts are turning to preparations for the upcoming winter season. For many people, this also means looking at sourcing temporary heat for a variety of situations. Whether it be a construction site, warehouse, hotel, health care facility, office building, film set or special event, if you need to provide temporary heat this winter planning ahead is critical to make sure you have the heat you need when you need it. Getting the right equipment for the job is key, no matter where you are located. In order to help determine the size and type of heater y...

June 29, 2017

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Does Your Summer Event Need an EMS Station or a Field Hospital? With the recent Frye Festival debacle on the minds of anyone in the festival industry, it's a great time to think about basics of logistics and planning. While thankfully, as far as we know, nobody was hurt badly at the Frye Festival... it could have easily happened.  And it's almost inevitable that their planning for medical care would have been as slipshod as all their other logistics. If you're planning a summer event that will host a large number of people, you should plan for any potential medical needs.  At the bare minimum, there should be a EMS Station with professionals on-hand th...

June 22, 2017

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Tips on How to Build Better Contractor and Client Relationships Good contractor/client relationships are a cornerstone of any successful large-scale project. In our own work providing power generating machines and other electrical supply devices, we've seen plenty of work sites where great relationships were contributing to great projects... as well as some situations where clearly-toxic relationships were harming the project. It's not hard to maintain good client\contractor relationships, and it's vital if you want to see your project completed on time, to spec, and on budget. 5 Ways to Improve Your Client and Contractor Relationships Respect their knowledge ...

June 19, 2017

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