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For some companies, lost power can be little more than a passing inconvenience. For other businesses, especially those that rely on technology to operate, a power outage can equal lost income and even a reputation for being unreliable. If you're getting ready to purchase or upgrade backup generators for your business, consider three key advantages of using a parallel generator system over a single generator unit.
1.) The Redundant System Equals Reliability
By having more than one generator you create redundancy in the power system - a definite positive when you're talking about maintaining your energy source!
This creates a backup power system that's inherently reliable. If one generator fails, you still have a second power source that can deliver the energy that you need. Digital control technology can be integrated into the generator system, making it easy to quickly remove nonessential items from the system and keep critical items powered up.
2.) You Have The Ability To Customize Your Power Source
Generators can be expensive to purchase and operate. You don't want the expense of a generator that's larger than what you need. But, if your generator is too small, you can end up with an inadequate power supply.
By operating parallel generators you can essentially customize your power supply.
A combination of smaller generators linked together can be used to provide power to your entire operation, when needed. You can then move unneeded generators offline when it's no longer necessary to have that large of a power supply, which will reduce operating costs.
You can also buy a generator system that is the right size for your current needs without worrying that you will eventually outgrow it and be stuck making costly upgrades. You can add additional generators to the parallel system as you develop the need for them. This means that you don't have the expense of buying a very large generator long before you need one.
3.) A Parallel System Is Easier to Maintain And Service
A parallel generator system allows the electrical load to be shared between units, reducing the stress on each and making it easier to keep a steady frequency and voltage. By reducing any strain on individual generators, you will extend their lifetime.
It's also easier to service a parallel system, because one generator can be taken down to service or repair without risk of any loss to the business. There is always another generator still functioning in place. This prevents any unwanted interruptions of power to critical systems.
There are many factors that might need consideration when you decide to purchase a generator. Creating a balance between your current needs and anticipated future needs isn't an easy task. Consult with a professional, like those at D T R Services, who has the technical expertise to guide you in the process, but be sure to discuss whether or not a parallel system would benefit you.