In industrial applications, generator enclosures are growing in importance. More and more, building designers are looking for ways to get the most out of every space they have within a building. For this reason, they often more generator sets outdoors. In large-scale renovations, it takes a lot of retrofitting and investing in upgrading an area to meet a building’s power demands. Often, it’s more practical to place a generator outside. With the right housing, this can happen. A well-built enclosure offers many benefits, one of them being that a generator can receive the maintenance that it needs to last a long time when placed outdoors. Here are the primary purposes of generator enclosures.
If you choose to put your generator outdoors, it makes sense that it will need weather protection. Virginia is known for unpredictable weather, so it’s vital to protect your generator from rain, snow, or other types of inclement weather.
A Sound Barrier
The loud sounds that a generator can emit are another reason to place it outdoors. If your enclosure still makes a lot of noise even when stored outdoors, the good news is that there are enclosures that can block out noise to keep the area quiet.
When a maintenance technician can walk into the area where your generator is with ease, it makes their lives less complicated. You want to keep your generator in excellent shape, and ensuring its accessibility will help in maintenance efforts.
Other Considerations to Keep in Mind for Generator Enclosures
- Ventilation: Generators need proper ventilation and temperature control. Otherwise, the generator can be a health hazard.
- Temperature: A generator can only maintain the power input that it’s rated for if the temperature flowing through it is well-maintained and does not exceed the cooling system ambient temp rating.
- Space: When you plan for the housing unit, consider your entire system and how you will use it, including service maintenance needs and power needs that may change (which could mean you could need a new generator or standby generator in the interim).
- Security: Many industrial facilities are in remote areas, making generators more susceptible to vandalism. We can design your generator enclosure so that it has the highest level of security possible.
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