Accurate Fire Protection & Security offers several services for powering up buildings and commercial complexes. APFS finds that in the event of an emergency or power outage the first line of defense is the ability to foresee the needs and functions of a building normally and understanding generators and what they can and should do for your occupants, building residence and fire departments in the event of an urgent situation.
Emergency Generator equipment is required to be installed and maintained in Hospitals, Convalescent Homes, Colleges, Schools, Office Buildings, Commercial Establishments, and many other locations and must be inspected by NFPA standards. NFPA 99 treats emergency generators as part of an essential electrical system. Accurate Fire Protection and security follows the strict guidelines of the NFPA for testing and inspecting generator equipment. Just like your car’s engine, generators need periodic oil and filter changes. AFPS works on all generators.
Some Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Generators:
What is an automatic standby generator?
An automatic standby generator is a back-up electrical system that operates whether you are at your property or away. It automatically supplies power to essential circuits of your building within seconds of a utility outage. After utility power returns, the generator shuts itself off and awaits the next outage. It operates on natural gas or liquid propane and usually is installed outside at ground level or on the roof.
What will it power?
Generators supply electricity to the electrical panel circuits of your property through an automatic transfer switch. You can elect to back up selected emergency circuits or your entire facility. AFPS can calculate the amperage of items you want to protect and match it to the appropriate generator system.
Why should I buy an automatic standby generator instead of a portable generator?
While portable generators do supply power, an automatic standby generator produces a higher quality of electricity. It operates automatically and runs a weekly self-test to ensure proper response to an outage. There are no extension cords to plug in and no gas tanks to fill. It operates automatically so it protects your property even when you are away. When utility power returns, the standby generator shuts itself off.
What’s the difference between air-cooled and liquid-cooled?
Air-cooled units use engines we design and manufacture specifically for our smaller generators. Volume production helps us to keep cost down, making our air-cooled generators the most affordable for our customers. They cover essential circuits and back-up power needs in most residential applications. Liquid-cooled units use automotive engines for increased horsepower. This makes them ideal for larger requirements such as whole-house power coverage, larger homes and commercial applications.