A commercial diesel generator plays a critical role in your business continuity plan. By providing backup or emergency power to your building during a power outage, commercial standby generators enable critical facilities like elevators and security systems to continue operating. Standby generators also minimize business and data losses that arise from computer system failures.
To determine what size commercial generator you will need, you will first need to figure out how many things you will need to power. For example, in the case of a power outage, restaurants will need to power their refrigeration systems at the very least to keep their food from spoiling while health clinics or hospitals will need to maintain power to their life-saving machines and computer systems.
Once you have determined which devices and appliances will need to be powered by your generator, you will need to estimate your business’s power consumption at peak usage. Take a look at our blog post on “How to Calculate What Size Generator You Need” to learn about the variety of methods you can use to estimate your businesses peak power consumption.
One of the most important things to do when looking for a commercial generator is to choose a quality and reliable brand that can fulfill your needs. Here are our three of the best commercial generator manufacturers:
Cummins: Cummins has long been a world-wide leader and pioneer in the design and manufacturing of today’s best generators, industrial engines, power solutions, and more.
John Deere: John Deere generators provide backup and prime power while being fuel efficient and meeting standard emissions regulations. They also tout 24/7 performance wherever you are coupled with the industry’s best support network.
Kohler: Kohler is known for their outstanding quality, performance, and lasting service life. With clean, consistent power in each set, these machines can withstand the most demanding conditions.
Depending on usage, maintenance, and size, you can expect anywhere from 1500 to 3000 hours out of your standby commercial generator. Meaning, when maintained properly, industrial and commercial generators can last up to 20 years, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Having regular maintenance and repairs can help prolong the lifespan of the system. One thing you can do to keep your generator in proper working order, is run it for at least 30 minutes every week, totaling to 26 hours per year in maintenance alone.
To learn more about how to properly maintain a standby commercial generator, read through our blog post on “How To Get Proper Maintenance For Your Commercial/Industrial Generator.”
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