You Might Be Surprised By Where You Need Generators.

The first generator was invented by Michael Faraday after he discovered electromagnetic induction in 1831. Since then generators have become more and more prominent and critical in fueling modern 21st-century living. From water sanitation to fueling data centers critical to cloud computing, generators play a more important role than most people recognize. After a 2014 sniper attack in Silicon Valley took out 17 giant transformers, National Public Radio published an article citing the devastating effects a terrorist attack on our power systems could have on our country. As generators become increasingly more digital, our secondary power systems could be threatened too. Here are some primary and secondary areas where generator function is pivotal and effects your day-to-day life:

  • Factories: Many factories require constant power to manufacture and package the parts and pieces we need and want. We worked on a recent job where an extrusion machine that molds plastic for medical packaging lost power, halting the manufacturing process and leaving product within the machine. The entire machine had to be taken apart, cleaned, and put back together at a cost of thousands of dollars.
  • Wastewater Treatment Plants: The processing of sewage and wastewater is critical to maintaining the environmental health of our community and planet. Wastewater plants need the power to filter and process the water before it’s allowed back into our environment.
  • Industrial Farms: Generators fuel power to run fans and milking parlors on industrial farms to keep animals healthy.
  • Community And Emergency Support Systems: 911 call centers, fire stations, and police stations frequently have their own generators as a backup when the power goes out. Prisons also have their own generators to keep prisoners in their cells when the electrical grid falters.

Generators play an important role in our day-to-day lives, well beyond just keeping us comfortable and entertained. Contact a member of our experienced team to learn more about generators and adding one to your business or home.

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