Generators are power supply equipment that generate electrical power from other sources of power, usually gas or diesel. A commercial generator is simply a generator that is designed to fulfill the typical power supply needs of a commercial operation. From a retail store to a data center or a government building to a hospital, commercial generators usually fulfill the task of providing power when the main source of power fails.
When the city’s power grid does down, backup commercial generators step in to provide critical power, sometimes to save lives and other times to allow you to conduct business as usual.
Commercial and industrial generators are only similar to residential generators in that they produce power. Generators that are intended for commercial or industrial use are larger, and usually have a different design in order to accommodate that larger size.
For example, these generators produce more power than the generators intended for homes. Therefore, they produce more heat and need more sophisticated systems to safely dissipate that heat. They also have larger engines, higher quality metals, and other components to allow they to better meet commercial and industrial power needs.
In addition, while residential generators are likely to run on gas or propane and need maintenance perhaps twice per year, commercial and industrial generators may run on diesel or may have two fuel sources in order to provide redundancy if one fails. Larger generators need more maintenance. And generators that run on diesel typically need more maintenance than even gaseous generators that produce the same amount of electricity.
What factors should be most important to you when you are choosing a commercial generator? Here are some things to consider:
Leddy Power Systems are power supply experts who offer commercial generator sales and service. We provide service for industrial, off-highway engines as well as for generator systems in commercial settings. That includes diesel generators and gaseous generators. Reach out to us to discuss your needs for your emergency backup system or any other service you need for your commercial generator.