Bob,

Diesel is the best way to go on larger generators.  It's cheaper than gas
out here these days!  :-)  I have a 300 KW diesel powered generator out in
back of the building here with a 300 gallon tank.  It will carry the load of
the whole building for 30 hours.  I also have a contract with a local vendor
for fuel service that carries penalties if the SLA is not met.    

Every time the fuel gets to half a tank and I have it filled, I put an
additive in the tank to keep the crud from growing in there.  So far it has
worked well and no problems with bad fuel.  We are into our 3d year with
this generator.

Here in California, it would be almost impossible to get a tank for 7 - 10
days worth of fuel storage, above or below ground.  The safety and
environmental codes that have to be adhered to would be against it.  We had
a heck of a time getting the permits for the tank we do have.

Regards,

Mike Shaw



   

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces+mshaw2456=comcast.net@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces+mshaw2456=comcast.net@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Bob Crothers
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2004 1:13 PM
To: 'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'
Subject: RE: Power Outage story ...

Rob,

I don't know if it is possible to cover ALL possible problems.

And 2 days is not long enough anyway.  I remember when in the
late 90's there was a fire in an electrical vault in downtown
Seattle.  The company I worked for (Sullivan Payne Co or Sedgwick
James) was without power for 4 days.

There is an Ameritech Switching station right next door to me now
and they have a huge NG generator.

Diesel is probably good to...but what if you cant get
resupplyied? As you say, it would take a huge tank to last 7-10
days.  And then you have problems with the fuel going bad!  Yes,
mold can live in diesel and contaminate it!

Bob

> -----Original Message-----
> From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
rob@xxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Friday, March 26, 2004 3:33 PM
> To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
> Subject: RE: Power Outage story ...
> 
> 
> We thought about propane.  However our generator is sized to 
> run the whole 
> building, lights, air, etc.  And the building is just your 
> basic single 
> story windowless metal frame jobby.  And, the size of the 
> propane tank 
> just to run two days would have been enormous.
> 
> Rob Berendt
> -- 
> Group Dekko Services, LLC
> Dept 01.073
> PO Box 2000
> Dock 108
> 6928N 400E
> Kendallville, IN 46755
> http://www.dekko.com
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> "Bob Crothers" <bob2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
> Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> 03/26/2004 02:32 PM
> Please respond to
> Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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> "'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'"
<midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> cc
> 
> Subject
> RE: Power Outage story ...
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Cjg,
> 
> Natural Gas lines have been known to blow up.  And when they
do,
> they take a lot of other utilities with them...such as power
> lines.
> 
> Just depends on how Uninterruptible you want to be!
> 
> Bob
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx 
> > [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Carl
> Galgano
> > Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2004 8:51 AM
> > To: 'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'
> > Subject: RE: Power Outage story ...
> > 
> > 
> > Ken:
> > We have 2 NG generators (one 20kva the other a 12kva).  One
> runs the
> > computer room, first going to a 13kva UPS that holds the room

> > up during the
> > generator startup.  The other generator runs the 2 A/C units.

> >  Originally we
> > had the AC on the same generator, but it cause the power to 
> > be "dirty".  We
> > test ours every week and have had several outages that have 
> > been flawless.
> > The NG generators are pretty quiet as well.  Baring an 
> > earthquake, I like
> > knowing we will always have fuel.
> > cjg
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Carl J. Galgano
> > EDI Consulting Services, Inc.
> > 600 Kennesaw Avenue, Suite 400
> > Marietta, GA  30060
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> > (419) 730-8212 - fax
> > mailto:cgalgano@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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> > AS400 EDI, Networking, E-Commerce and Communications
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Graap, Ken [mailto:keg@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
> > Sent: Friday, March 12, 2004 2:32 PM
> > To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
> > Subject: RE: Power Outage story ...
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Believe it or not, our generator is a tried and true diesel 
> > generator... 
> > That it failed during a monthly test and took everything with

> > it wasn't very
> > 
> > comforting, but at least the fire in the switch didn't 
> > spread! Ha! We were 
> > lucky that this was an "attended" test. 
> > 
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