What Type of Generator Is Best for Your Business?

Posted by Depco Power on Tue, Mar 22, 2016

Many business owners know they are going to need a generator for their company, whether as a backup power source or as a daily power source. However, there are several different types of generators to choose from and a business owner may not know which one is right for their establishment. Each type of generator has its own pros and cons, and they need to be evaluated before a business owner makes a purchase. Doing some research before buying a generator can save a company owner from wasting money and resources. 

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Tags: Natural Gas Generators, Diesel Generators, Propane Generator

What Are the Pros and Cons of Buying a Used Generator for My Business?

Posted by Depco Power on Fri, Mar 18, 2016

I know that my company needs a generator because I cannot go without power for any length of time, and the power in my area goes out quite often. If my company does not have a reliable power source, then I am going to lose profitability and clients very fast. In order to prevent this from happening, I need to get a generator that can power my whole building and ensure that everything functions smoothly, even if my area happens to be going through a blackout. The big question is whether I should buy a brand new generator or try and find a used one. 

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Tags: used generators

The 411 On Generator Fuel Types

Posted by Depco Power on Mon, Sep 14, 2015

Generators come in many shapes and sizes, utilizing a variety of fuel sources in order to operate. When deciding on what type of generator you should purchase for your facility, it’s important to understand the distinguishing attributes of your fuel options, as each power source is characterized by its own advantages – and a few disadvantages, too. To give you a better handle on which kind meets your specific needs, here we break down five prominent generator fuel types, as well as the pros and cons for each.

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Tags: Power Generation, Bi-Fuel, Power Generation Trends, Energy Efficiency, generators

5 Meaningful Ways The Marine Industry Can Go Green

Posted by Depco Power on Fri, Aug 21, 2015

As efforts to fight climate change have become a greater global priority, the marine industry is given the chance to hop into the driver’s seat. Though shipping is not the greatest contributor to carbon dioxide emissions, marine pollution remains a noteworthy problem that must be addressed internationally. Recent research shows that a single container ship (among 90,000 cargo ships worldwide that use heavy bunker fuels) can potentially emit as many chemicals as an estimated 50 million cars.

In response, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and other similar groups are facilitating the creation and adoption of new regulations that are cooperatively meant to cut emissions by 20% by 2020. But more innovative companies in the field are taking matters into their own hands in order to stay ahead of the pack. From implementing modern marine propulsion systems to developing and leveraging alternative fuel sources, firms in the marine business are making strides to embrace the ecology movement. With that said, here are five impactful ways marine industry players can turn over a new, greener leaf.

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Tags: Marine, Power Generation Trends, Regulatory issues, Energy Efficiency, Marine Power, Renewable Energy, Maritime

Analog Vs. Digital Control – What’s Best For Generator Power Systems?

Posted by Depco Power on Tue, Jul 28, 2015

 

Just about any complex machine must have a user interface in order to enable an operator to monitor its actions, ensure it is functioning both correctly and efficiently, and step in when something goes awry. Despite efforts to perfect a machine’s performance, machines still slow down or speed up, overheat, malfunction, etc. based on a myriad of potential factors, let alone the regular wear and tear of its parts that takes place over time.

These days, many machines are completely digitally self-managed, while other machines are less automated and controlled by an analog system. Although it’s easier for most people to assume that anything digital will outperform those machines labeled as analog, you might be surprised to find that when it comes to controlling generator power systems, analog control systems may have some unexpected advantages. Here’s why:

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Tags: Power Generation Trends, power unit

Man Vs. Heavy Equipment Parts: Workplace Safety Tips For Your Crew

Posted by Depco Power on Wed, Jun 17, 2015

As National Safety Month is now upon us, we are reminded of something we often take for granted while going through the motions at work – our well-being. Although the concept of safety isn’t always immediately associated with sunny June, its importance cannot be understated, particularly in the workplace. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), nearly 11 American workers die on the job each day. And in many cases, these accidents could have been avoided.

It becomes the responsibility of business decision-makers to ensure company policies and practices are designed and implemented to maximize employee safety, and that the rules are followed by those carrying out laborious tasks. So in the spirit of National Safety Month, when working with heavy equipment parts or hazardous machinery, we recommend these seven workplace safety tips for keeping yourself and your crew out of harm’s way. 

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Tags: Safety

Why Natural Gas Generators Are Gaining Popularity as Backups

Posted by Depco Power on Tue, Apr 21, 2015

For decades, diesel has been the conventional fuel of choice for industrial and commercial backup generator sets. Largely due to its capital cost advantage and the seemingly unbreakable perception that no other energy source could be as reliable and effective in a scenario requiring backup fuel, diesel has had a firm hold on the market.

However, times have changed. As regulations, costs and technologies have evolved, natural gas generators have gained significant popularity in recent years – and with good reason. The challenges that currently impact the energy and power industries are not the same challenges from ten (or even five) years ago, and in many cases, gaseous-fueled generators offer unique benefits to today’s owners, operators and engineers that diesel does not. As a renter or buyer, it’s important to understand these differences, so let’s dig into why the use of natural gas is on the rise.

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Tags: Bi-Fuel, backup power

3 Can’t-Miss Marine Equipment Events for Spring 2015

Posted by Jack Barry on Wed, Mar 11, 2015

For companies coming from industries which rely on marine equipment, staying on trend and taking advantage of networking opportunities are of the utmost importance. This spring, there are a variety of upcoming events that may catch your attention – but it’s impossible to send attendees to every one of them, particularly while operating on a budget. So how do you narrow down the list?

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Tags: Marine, Events

Video: Split Hopper Dredger Murden Clearing the Channel for Vessels

Posted by Jack Barry on Wed, Oct 29, 2014

This video shows an impressive demonstration of a split hopper vessel in operation.   At 1:05 in the video, you'll see it in action.  This vessel vacuums material out of the channel and deposits it on a "hopper" on the deck.  The vessel is basically made out of two separate hulls.  When the vessels is ready to deposit the silt and sediment, it hulls "split" in two and the material is dumped out.

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Tags: Video, Maritime, Dredging

Dock the Ship: Watch This Parking Job

Posted by Jack Barry on Tue, Oct 28, 2014

Here's a very cool video of the cruise ship Quantum of the Seas pulling into dry dock at Hamburg as part of its sea trials before being delivered to Royal Carribean.

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Tags: Video, Maritime

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