Many people’s experience of the use of generators to create electricity is at local funfairs, where the smell of the diesel engines mixes with the aroma of onions to evoke all manner of childhood memories. Ensuring a generator available is vital if you are to prepare your business for a power cut.
The importance of electricity to business
It has long been established that electricity is vitally important to businesses of virtually any sector. Whilst the lighting and operation of all necessary equipment in a shop relies heavily on electricity, offices up and down the land are reliant on this power to run computers, telephone exchanges and even more tellingly, their servers. In fact, it could be argued that the loss of connectivity to the internet is the single thing that will hurt most if the power goes down at a business. Given that today’s global business outlook perpetuates a model where interactivity with customers online is vital, being cut off from this can be seen as disastrous.
Thankfully, in most countries the threat of a power outage is generally speaking very rare. If your business finds itself for one reason or another that power is likely to be temporarily cut to your area, ensuring that a generator can be in place is vital. Diesel generators for hire can keep your power rolling if planned works in your area need to knock out the electricity.
Also, if as part of an outreach project, you need to provide power to a venue outside where there is not normally electricity available, generators can help to give you the juice you need. This will also be the case at a trade fair or county show which generally takes place outside. Diesel generators for hire can provide all of the electricity needed for the event, helping you to reach out to the community and above all promote your business in a fun or informal way.
Reliable in the case of black out
Whilst an electrical black out is thankfully quite rare in this day and age, in some sectors this can prove costly, if not fatal. Hospitals and other institutions which provide critical life preserving equipment which is powered using electricity will all require emergency generators in the event that the power is cut or there is an interruption of the supply. With generators in place, any outage will be momentary, as power will be generated as soon as the lack of electricity is detected.
Portable generators are generally used for applications which are fairly temporary, such as powering a burger van or other such stand at a county fair or other event. These generators can produce small to medium amounts of electricity, up to around 17.5kW and can run for up to 12 hours.
Stationary generators are suitable for producing far higher levels of electrical output and as the name suggests are not suitable for transportation from site to site. These generators are sometimes known as “standby generators” thanks to their role in keeping electricity running in case of an emergency.
Simon Hopes writes regular articles on a range of subjects such as emergency diesel generators for hire for a number of sites. When he is not writing, Simon can often be found up to his ears in brambles at his allotment.