Generators and Transformers

Electricity is most often generated at a Power Station by electromechanical generators, primarily driven by heat engines fuelled by chemical combustion or nuclear fission but also by other means such as the kinetic energy of flowing water and wind. Other energy sources include solar photo-voltaics and geothermal power.

Central power stations became economically practical with the development of alternating current power transmission, using Power Transformers to transmit power at high voltage and with low loss. Electricity has been generated at central stations since 1881. The first power plants were run on water power or coal, and today we rely mainly on coal, nuclear, natural gas, hydroelectric, wind generators and petroleum, with a small amount from solar energy, tidal power and geothermal sources. The use of power-lines and power-poles had been significantly important in the distribution of electricity

Small electricity generators are often powered by reciprocating engines burning diesel, biogas or natural gas. Diesel engines are often used for back up generation, usually at low voltages. However most large power grids also use diesel generators, originally provided as emergency back up for a specific facility such as a hospital, shopping malls, airports terminals, mass transit terminals to feed power into the grid during certain circumstances. The combustion of Biogas occurs in locations where it is produced, such as a landfill or wastewater treatment plant, with a reciprocating engine or a micro-turbine, which is a small gas turbine.

Power Generators and Power Transformers are susceptible to fire initiation for a number of reasons. Wire fatigue, incorrect or careless installations, overloaded circuits, electrical power surges, equipment failure or natural causes are just some of the potential hazards faced. If a fire was to occur in an unprotected Power Generator or Power Transformer, the consequences could be significant. The fire could easily spread to neighbouring electrical enclosures as well as the surrounding rooms and even nearby building facilities.

If the Power Generator or Power Transformer was protected by EQUIPRO Systems, the fire would have been easily detected and extinguished. This would not only prevent the fire from spreading but also preserve the evidence vital to determining the cause of the fire.

EQUIPRO targets individual Power Generators and Power Transformers providing fully automated, 24/7 fire protection. By targeting individual Power Generators and Power Transformers, EQUIPRO can provide a reliable and cost effective solution that increases safety while reducing potential down-time, risks, damage as well as replacement or repair costs.

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Secondary Action Release System (SAR)

EQUIPRO Secondary Action Release (SAR) System utilizes EQUIPRO proprietary Fire Detection Tubing as a means of automatically detecting fires. As the pressure in the tubing drops, it initiates the valve to open and release the fire extinguishing agent through a conventional nozzle via either brass or stainless steel tubes.


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