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Re: Reducing power consumption in generator-supplied facilities

  • From: Vincent J. Bono
  • Date: Wed Sep 12 10:53:46 2001

Hundreds of generators are not even running thanks to debris in the intake
paths.  At least in the area as close as our building was.  I shudder to
think of what's happening in the way of Carbon Monoxide gas release and
general overheating issues for those units that do not have smart sensors on


----- Original Message -----
From: "dennis opacki" <[email protected]>
To: <[email protected]>
Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2001 10:31 AM
Subject: Reducing power consumption in generator-supplied facilities

> What steps are folks taking to maximize run time of emergency
> generator equipment and battery in NY facilities currently facing diesel
> supply issues? Are second halves of redundant systems being temporarily
> taken off line and non-essential loads being shed in a effort to stretch
> the time to failure? In a previous life, such precutions were referred to
> as "rigging for reduced electrical power" and proved quite effective.
> Thanks,
> -Dennis