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Considerations for marine engine replacement

Often, diesel engines can last for years with proper maintenance and care. Eventually, after many hours of use, servicing and maintenance, any engine will wear out and need replacement. Since the average diesel engine is capable of lasting for such a long time, specifications and attributes often change and advance due to technology and regulations. Stay current on marine power generation solutions. Analyzing cost, equipment and Tier 3 regulations will… Read more

Don’t get caught in the dark, make sure your backup power is hurricane ready

Is your facility prepared for a natural disaster? Can you rest assured the power will stay on? May 7th through the 13th is Hurricane Preparedness Week. The start of hurricane season is around the corner and it’s important that your facility is prepared should one make landfall near your location. These suggestions are not just for hurricanes, but also for tornadoes and other naturally occurring disasters that have the potential to… Read more

What is an automated power unit?

Automated power units (APU) are considered a prime mover engine for pump jack applications in the oil and gas field. They are much more cost effective on the front end than electric driven motors or generator power, they can be completely automated with custom controller options and they run off a self-produced fuel source. Cost effectiveness APUs are less expensive on the initial investment for the end user or operator…. Read more

Considerations for diesel vs. gas generators

When opting for a generator, whether as a prime-power or stand-by power source, there are two routes to go with – diesel or gas generators. Both generator set options have distinct benefits and require a deeper look at the application along with some personal preference analysis. From cost and reliability to available fuel source and emission regulations, examining key aspects will help determine whether your application is best suited for… Read more

The right OEM engine for the right application: a purchasing guide for OEMs

Original equipment manufacturers (OEM) require engines that meet strict specifications for their application. With the final Tier 4 regulations now in effect, OEMs have some key considerations to examine before purchasing a new engine. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created the Tier 4 regulations to cut down on harmful pollutants, specifically the byproducts known to create smog, but the new regulations have been causing problems for diesel engine owners. Common… Read more

CK Power generator undergoes, passes IBC seismic testing

It’s important for power systems to function even after a catastrophic event, such as a natural disaster or even a terrorist attack. In particular, critical need facilities such as hospitals, emergency personnel stations, government facilities and power plants must have the ability to withstand physical shocks and multi-axis accelerations. CKPower has specifically designed the CK680VM-T4 to meet International Building Code (IBC) seismic requirements for just such a situation. The video… Read more

CK Power adds two final Tier 4 generators to mobile lineup

CK Power has added two new models to their final Tier 4 rental/mobile prime power diesel generator lineup. The 350-kW CKT430VM and 550-kW CKT680VM Tier 4 Final rental/mobile prime power diesel generators offer dependable power for large, heavy-duty applications. The units are powered by Volvo Penta’s 13L & 16L simple T4F solution. The units come standard with multiple voltages. The units are powered by Volvo Penta’s 13L and 16L simple… Read more

Diesel backup generators offer efficiency, reliability

A power outage isn’t just a power outage for many industries. Think hospitals, 911 call centers blood banks, data centers. When a loss of power means the difference between life and death, being in the dark simply can’t happen. If failure just isn’t an option, then it might be time to consider a backup generator, or a generator with a standby rating. These generators supply power during emergency situations for… Read more

Load Bank Testing Generators

Running your generator efficiently is the key to ensuring its longevity and avoiding unnecessary downtime. Things like light loading a generator or neglecting scheduled maintenance can lead to unexpected operating costs, excessive wear and increased emissions. Most importantly, though, regularly scheduled maintenance will help to make sure that your generator is ready when it’s called upon. For some applications, such as data centers, blood banks and hospitals, emergency power generators… Read more