There are many applications for which a temporary electrical power supply is required. Generators are commonly hired for:
1. Construction site power. Almost all construction sites are without mains power until the project nears completion - yet construction activities consume a lot of power. Diesel generators are commonly found supplying electricity to site offices, canteens and drying rooms as well as providing site-safe 110v power for tools via transformers. A generator specialist will be able to correctly size the generator to meet expected demand whilst minimising running costs.
2. Construction machinery power. Larger diesel generators can also be found on construction sites supplying three phase (415v) power to heavy machinery such as cranes, pumps and soil remediation units. Such equipment frequently requires the generator to be set up to suit the way in which power is drawn from it. An experienced and competent generator hire company will be able to do this for you.
3. Manufacturing & industry. Planned maintenance or periods of exceptional demand may dictate a need for temporary three phase (415v) power to substitute or supplement the existing supply. For instance, a manufacturing company may need to step up the number of machines operating to fulfill a particularly large or rushed order and find the existing supply insufficient. Again, careful consideration is needed regarding matching the size of the generator to the power demand put upon it.
4. Event power. Many outdoor events from agricultural shows to huge music festivals require substantial temporary power supplies to run PA systems, lighting and accomodation. Event organisers demand ultra-reliable equipment and complex distribution equipment that only a professional generator hire company can provide.
5. Standby/backup power. Many critical applications such as mobile telephone masts, call centres, server rooms, hospitals, prisons etc. simply cannot afford to be without power. A good generator hire specialist understands your mission critical systems and ensures that equipment is prepared to the highest standard, maintained properly for the duration of the hire and offers a 24/7 engineer response - giving you peace of mind every time.
6. Power outages. Utilities providers sometimes need to cut power to an area while essential maintenance and repairs are carried out on the network grid. In such situations, a generator can be used to keep your business running. When production deadlines are missed, servers and networks go off line and even the phones stop ringing your business is at risk. Trust only a professional generator hire specialist with your business continuity.
7. Supplementry power. Generators may be used as a power source for a larger hire solution such as a chiller package in a pharmaceutical plant, a boiler package in a food processing facility or a dehumidification package in a petrochemical terminal.
This list is by no means exhaustive, and is intended only as a guide to common generator hire applications. Indeed, temporary power supplies can be found in a multitude of applications in a wide range of business and public sector organisations.
If your company or organisation requires a temporary power supply in Northern Ireland, give the generator experts at Balloo Hire a call on 0800 1 970 970. You can also visit on the web at http://www.balloohire.com