College or university campuses play a critical role in the education sector and almost all sectors. This is where most of the research occurs, which may involve important lab experiments that can't afford a power interruption. In essence, there are many other reasons why every campus should consider installing a reliable power backup system.
Campuses can be categorized as follows:
Regardless of the size or number of students, no small college is exceptional when it comes to emergency power preparedness.
Apart from ensuring that students and employees working at higher learning are safe and comfortable, the lack of a backup power system in a school can cause loss of revenue both to students and institutions. An emergency electricity source plan by far powers crucial school systems like HVAC, fire prevention systems, computer networks & storage, and, more essentially, lighting. Backup power can help colleges and universities to:
Another reason to equip these institutions with backup power is that they come in handy during emergencies. Institutions house rescue teams as well as serve as temporary shelters for people evacuated from affected areas.
Natural disasters like floods, hurricanes, storms, or maintenance work on the utility may cause outages. In the past, batteries were favored as an option, but not any longer. A battery is limited to providing electricity for a short time, and its lifespan is significantly shorter. This is why many Higher Ed institutions are phasing that out by opting to go with the reliable generator system.
Typically, a generator backup system comprises a genset, Automatic Transfer Switch(ATS), and an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS). These work in coordination to ensure, say, no single critical experiment setup in the lab will ever go against expectations because of an outage. Basically, this is how things proceed once the utility experiences an outage:
A lot of aspects come into play when considering the type of generator that's suitable for an institution. The size, the number of equipment that needs emergency power, and the load capacity are some factors. An on-site assessment by generator experts is the best way to determine the correct size to ensure all aspects are exhaustively considered.
At Power System Services, we offer all sizes of diesel and gas generators. Whether you need a new and/or used generator, we have got you covered. Also, colleges can take advantage of our competitive rental services of mobile generators to power their out-of-campus events. For more info, contact us now, and our ready & helpful team will get back to you ASAP.