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Installing a new 1500 KW Cummins Generator

 

 

We were hired by  Lundbeck research, at 215 College Road in Paramus, NJ.  The project consisted of removing their existing 500 KW Caterpillar generator, seen here, and installing a new 1500 KW Cummins generator. Because of the size and the weight of the generator we had to higher a crane that required the installation of extra counterweights due to the massive weight of the new generator.

The enclosure was 14′ wide, and 37′ long. The total weight that we had to lift up with this crane was 71 thousand pounds, and then that had to be strategically set in place over the existing conduits stubbed-up out of the new concrete pad to support all the weight of that generator.

The employees of Academy Electric, seen here straightening out all of the lifting straps, because every one of them has to be strategically located so that when we lift this massive weight, everything comes up nice and even. We are now positioning the straps to get them located into the eight pit points that we had to use to pick up the weight of this generator. Continue reading Installing a new 1500 KW Cummins Generator

Home Standby Generators… Engineered For The Electrician

By: Shashikant Moore; Eric Nordstrom; Dan Priem


As we move from hurricane season into winter storm season, back-up power has become top of mind with the unprecedented power outages left from hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. But winter storm from nor’easters to ice storms can still cause devastating power outages.

So, what’s the difference between the various standby power sources, and what should you be asking your customers to think about? Primarily, it’s their preferences – how big of a unit do they need; how important are aesthetics and acoustics noise levels; do they need features like remote monitoring and load management? These are the questions that we think about at Cummins when we’re designing a new generator. We examine how each of these factors affects the design of our systems, and then we test those designs and refine them further. It’s what we’ve been doing for almost 100 years.

When we started to design the new Quiet- Connect series of home standby generators, our goal was to create a smaller, quieter gen- erator than previous designs. We thought carefully about the type of sheet metal that we used, its thickness and shape, as well as the  air movement scheme and all of the enclosure elements. We moved from carbon steel to aluminum, and studied the noise level, air movement and discharge.

Revolutionary Architecture Created To Meet Aggressive Noise Targets

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Generator Sound Attenuation New Jersey Comply with Sound Ordinances

Outdoor  Generator Sound Attenuation

Academy Electrical Contractors install generator sound attenuation material at a NJ rehabilitation center. The town had strict requirements that needed to be adhered to in order for the facility to use the standby generator for their lighting, temperature controls and medical equipment. This video gives you a quick look at the sound attenuation material installation process.

 

For more information visit Academy Electrical Contractors

Food Safety and Power Outages

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Keeping your food safe while the Power is Out . . .

  • Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible to maintain the cold temperature.
    • Note: The refrigeratorwill keep food cold for about 4 hours if it is unopened.
    • Note: A full freezerwill keep the temperature for approximately 48 hours (24 hours if it is half full) if the door remains closed. It’s a good idea to have an appliance thermometer in the freezer.

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Facility Emergency Power Website – New from Dan O’Brien

Generator Dan O’Brien has a new Facility Emergency Power website where you can check out case study videos of improvements he has been able to make for a range of facilities such as:

 

These improvements relate to electrical contracting as well as generators

danNRpic1We have always operated under the philosophy that true value in any work is the quality of the work that gets done. I know a lot of times it’s money but sometimes if you spend 10% more on the original installation you save 50% on making repairs to an inferior installation with an inferior product. So do it once, do it right and you don’t have to come back and do it again.

By having Academy Electrical Contractors come in we can save the facilities managers the expense and the scheduling nightmare of having two contractors. We take care of all your electrical contracting work whether it’s repairs, upgrades, new installations and while we are they we can also take care of your emergency generator. We can maintain your generator, we are factory authorized for Cummins and Kohler which are the two big players so if it needs to be repaired or maintained we have the expertise to take care of that. – Dan O’Brien

 

Reliable Electrical Contractor Industrial Electrical Upgrade

Reliable Electrical Contractor Service Upgrade


When Dolce Printing decided to move to a larger facility and needed a reliable electrical contractor, Academy Electrical Contractors was called to upgrade the electrical service. Academy has been the electrical contractor for Dolce for over a decade. A quality printing shop that demands quality electrical work. If your operation requires a dependable and knowledgeable commercial electrical contractor, Academy Electric is your answer. We have always stated that a quality job is the least expensive in the long run.

reliable electrical contractorAcademy Electric has been providing quality electrical contracting for the past 18 years. We have focused on the philosophy that the cost of quality is the most economical in the long run. When considering an electrical project, remember: “It’s not how much it costs, but how much you’re getting that counts.”

For information, estimates, or emergency service, call Academy Electric at (201) 666-7680 or contact us online.