Knowing the facility’s power requirements will help in finding the right power rental company that can supply the best equipment to meet the needs. It is also crucial that the power rental company has reliable, qualified staff that will assist with all questions and concerns.
Here are features to look for when researching power rental suppliers:
Network – The more extensive a rental power supplier’s network and parts distribution, the more it can be relied on to provide a complete power solution. An extensive inventory allows power needs to be met exactly as they arise, whether temporary or emergency. A large fleet means availability; multiple branches mean power support for various locations – should a company have multiple facilities. A reliable supplier is affiliated with a manufacturer, industrial company, financial institution, and other resources.
State-of-the-Art Equipment – A rental supplier should provide modern equipment built exclusively for rental (e.g. sound attenuated and packaged as both trailer – and skid-mounted unites for maximum mobility) and designed to deliver low operation cost, serviceability, reliability, and minimized installation time. The benefits: there is no need to worry about the cost and time associated with the upkeep of owned equipment or keeping up with advancements in equipment technology, or changes in environmental regulations.
Flexibility – Power solutions that can be customized with a wide range of attachments, components, and performance options to fit specific needs and applications are best. A good power rental supplier will offer equipment and capabilities, like: Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS), distribution switchgear, redundant generator sets, resistive and reactive load banks, and fuel tanks.
Industry Expertise – A good supplier should have a reputation for durability, reliability and economy, and be able to supply references to support their claim. Most importantly, the best supplier will be a consistent performer in the industry of interest – e.g. healthcare, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, commercial, construction, mining, residential, and telecommunication – and have knowledgeable service technicians trained to service every aspect of electric power generation (setup, connection, maintenance, refueling, etc.)
Established Partnership with Key Suppliers of Ancillary Equipment – Connections with reliable suppliers of distribution equipment, clean diesel fuel, etc., to ensure the quality of power solutions is critical.
Turnkey Service 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week – Around the clock expert consultation for all needs, questions, and concerns is also important.
Freight – The rental power supplier should also offer quick, efficient delivery and pick up of generators and ancillary equipment.
Test – By regularly taking time to check systems functionality, safety features, batteries, warning lights, etc., it is less likely that a company will experience failure.
Logistics – It makes sense to map out the area where the emergency generator unit and equipment should be placed. Contact phone numbers (including after hour contacts) and a list of all equipment, cable, transformers, etc., should be located in a visible spot – to know immediately who to call and what is required.