Here is a quick test to see how fluent you, or members of your staff, are in generator-speak. See how many questions you can answer!
  1. What are the 3 things needed to produce AC voltage?
  2. What is the difference between electrical Resistance and Impedance?
  3. What is a Power Factor?
  4. Common rail fuel systems operate with a fuel pressure close to
    a) 3,000  psi     b) 30,000 psi     c) 60,000 psi
  5. If an alternator rotates at 3,600 rpm, how many poles should it have to produce 60 Hz voltage?
  6. Can you describe the basic principle of operation of a voltage regulator?
  7. What ambient condition reduces a starting battery's life expectancy?
  8. When is a Bypass Isolation Switch used?
  9. How much bhp is needed for a typical 500 kW generator set?
  10. What is an Emergency generator set Vs a Standby generator set?
Are you confident that you answered all the questions correctly?
Yes? - Congratulations!
Not quite? Consider attending the Basic School this February in Austin, TX!
Industry experts from EGSA member companies will be covering these topics in detail at the next George Rowley Basic School of On-Site Power Generation in Austin, TX - February 19 - 21, 2018
Click here to see how much you could increase your knowledge of on-site power generating systems, and to download the registration form.

And remember, there are savings available if your company sends several people to the same school vs. sending them to separate schools.

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