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September 2018

Industrial Diesel Generators: Know Your 3R’s When Prepping For Tornado Season

By | Emergency Preparedness, Generators

Thankfully, tornado season is behind us for another year. However, the best time to prepare for tornado season is right after tornado season. States that are in “Tornado Alley” should begin making preparations immediately after the threat of tornado season is over. Checking and servicing your industrial diesel generator and other emergency equipment is a must. 1250 kW Cummins QSX45 Diesel Generators over all

There are three things that need to be done immediately after tornado season is over: Rebuild, review, replenish. We like to call them “The 3 R’s.”

Prepare For Tornados With The 3 R’s


If the foundation for any of your buildings or equipment is damaged, you need to rebuild them to be structurally sound again. If that’s not possible, you may need a new location. This also includes any housing around your industrial diesel generator or any other data equipment housing. If your buildings or equipment have superficial damage, like missing shingles or seals, you need to repair them.


Everything that was not damaged needs to be checked to ensure it’s still in working order. This is especially important even if you haven’t been hit. Simply because you’ll want to test to make sure your industrial diesel generator and other equipment works, especially if it’s been sitting for a while.


Now is a good time to replenish any supplies you lost or used, while tornado season is fresh in your mind. You may want to replenish generator fuel and other items that you need to survive or evacuate the next tornado.

Expert Tip: Use a fuel usage chart to help calculate how much fuel you might need during an outage.Cummins Diesel Generator

Things To Keep In Mind For The Next Tornado Season

Even Small Tornados Can Be Dangerous. Just because they can’t take down a building, they can take down electrical lines, which can cause fires and other types of damage.

Tornados Come In Clusters. It’s true, there are rarely singular tornados. Count on at least two to four touching down at a stretch. Make sure to evacuate, if necessary, before the first tornado hits.

Don’t Forget The Aftermath. Unless you’ve been severely hit, the worst part of the tornado is the aftermath. This is why it’s crucial to have enough fuel and a tested industrial diesel generator because you don’t know how long you’ll be without power.

Critical Power Can Help Your Business Get Ready For Tornado Season

Critical Power is no stranger to tornados, contact us for more information on how we can help you to keep your business and sensitive information safe in the event of a tornado. We offer a wide range of industrial diesel generators, to help keep your business running when tornados strike.

When It Comes To Commercial Diesel Generators, The Best Defense Is A Good Offense

By | Critical Power Products & Services, Generators

Remember that old saying, the best defense is a good offense? The same is true for commercial diesel generators. Being prepared when outages hit is crucial for your company’s survival.

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Hurricanes, tornadoes, floods or even human error means infrastructure damage, among other damage. In some cases, services are completely destroyed or non-functional once water has receded or the debris is cleared. It may also take days or even weeks for repair and clean-up crews to show up. Depending on the severity, it may not even be safe for them to show up, so count on there being a long wait for infrastructure repair. Arming yourself with a commercial diesel generator is your company’s best defense (and offense) against power outages due to infrastructure damage.

1. Finding The Right Commercial Diesel Generator – There are a couple of factors to consider when you purchase a generator. First, consider the size of your company. Then consider how much and what kind of equipment you’re supporting. Are you supporting data center equipment or are you supporting hospital equipment that is critical to stay on?

2. Here Are Some Other Factors To Consider – Do you want to restore your company to full power, do you want emergency power, or enhanced emergency power with most basic, but some non-basic functions restored? This will determine the size and type of commercial diesel generator you buy.1100 kW CAT Diesel Generator side view

3. Find A Commercial Diesel Generator Retainer You Can Trust – Your next move should be to contact a commercial generator retailer you can trust. They will guide you through the process of buying the right generator to power your business when the infrastructure is down. They’ll make sure to match your business with a generator that offers the right amount of power output, and a bit extra, so your generator can grow with your company.

Trust Critical Power Products & Services For All Of Your Commercial Diesel Generator Needs

Critical Power understands how vital it is for your business to “keep the lifts on” when there’s infrastructure damages. Contact us for more information on how we can find the right commercial diesel generator for your business.