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Powering Construction Sites – Your Options

Have you ever wondered how construction sites get power when there are no electrical outlets available? You may think that all the equipment runs on diesel or gasoline, but that’s not the case. While the larger pieces of machinery, like dump trucks, pavers and bulldozers, do run on fossil fuels, smaller equipment, like lights, trailers and certain power tools, require a constant supply of...

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When and Where Are Generators Used? 14 Examples

If you’ve ever wondered--What is a generator used for?--count yourself blessed to live somewhere with such a dependable power grid (and maybe try to get out more).    Thanks to their dependable ability to provide electricity when there would otherwise be none, generators have been a must-have item for vigilant business owners and homeowners for decades. And they’ve only grown more...

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Manufacturers Face New Threat From Fracking Slump

Drilling decline means lower sales of machinery, engines and pipe U.S.—known as the drilling-rig count—fell by 20% in October from last year, hitting a two-year low. Heartland Enterprises Ltd., a machining company based in Texas, has seen sales to energy producers fall 20% this year. Jay Mallinckrodt, vice president of business development, said he is concerned that the slide will...

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Why Do Schools Need Backup Generators?

It is obvious that healthcare, banking, and manufacturing or processing industries require backup power (typically in the form of diesel engine generators) to sustain their operations during power outages. Many other sectors also rely heavily on backup power to keep their day-to-day operations afloat; one of them being the education sector. Schools, colleges, and institutions of higher learning...

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How Did Backup Generators Keep Cell Phones Working During Hurricane Harvey?

Hurricane Harvey was a Category 4 storm that made landfall in Texas on the last days of August 2017. It is said to tie 2005’s Hurricane Katrina as the costliest tropical cyclone ever recorded - with over $125 billion in damage. The storm pummeled the state with over 3 feet of rain and wind gusts of up to 130 miles per hour. Much of its damage came from massive rainfall which resulted in a...

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Why Did Houston Become the Energy Capital of the World?

Houston is the energy capital of the world, and that is an indisputable fact! The city is home to the headquarters of more than 500 oil and gas exploration and production firms in the country and hundreds of firms providing supporting activities (we are one of them). Not only that, it has nine refineries producing over 2.3 million barrels of crude oil every day, making it one of the highest oil...

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Power Generation Options for Remote Oil field Operations

A reliable source of uninterrupted power is essential for a remote oil field’s operation and backup power. Without a form of reliable power to ESPs, compressors, pump jacks, and other systems, shutdowns happen, equipment becomes damaged, and profits fall. Conditions impact worksite success, too, such as inhospitable conditions or being offshore, limiting operation efficiency. More so, it...

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