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What Happens When the Power Cuts Out at a Medical Facility?

Apr 19, 2018 11:13:00 AM / by Kristopher Schwind posted in Prolonged power outage, Losing power, Alternate light sources, generator, hazard prevention, generator maintenance, commercial generator, Power Outage, Winter, Commercial

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For medical facilities, emergency power plans are a matter of life or death.

 

When an outage occurs at a hospital, urgent care, or other medical facility, the effects can be life-threatening. Vital services and equipment like medical ventilators, incubators, and dialysis machines rely on electricity to function—and patients rely on them to survive. Loss of HVAC, water pressure, sterilization technology, and refrigeration capabilities can also be devastating for medical facilities.

 

We’ve talked about preventing power failure in hospitals and assisted living facilities previously, but it’s important to know the impact of a worse-case scenario.

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Unexpected Causes of Power Outages

Mar 29, 2018 5:12:56 PM / by Kristopher Schwind posted in maintenance, safety is key, generator, hazard prevention, generator maintenance, commercial generator, Power Outage, Commercial, Residential

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Most of us expect power outages to occur during severe weather. According to the Edison Electric Institute, roughly 70% of outages in the United States occur due to natural causes. 

 

Here are the top natural causes of power outages ranked by frequency: 

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How to Check Your Generator During a Storm

Mar 6, 2018 11:18:11 AM / by Kristopher Schwind posted in maintenance, safety is key, generator, hazard prevention, generator maintenance, commercial generator, Commercial, Residential

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5 Signs That Your Standby Generator Needs a Tune-Up

Feb 15, 2018 9:27:00 AM / by Kristopher Schwind posted in maintenance, safety is key, generator, hazard prevention, generator maintenance, commercial generator, Commercial, Residential

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Purchasing and installing your standby generator is only the first step of an effective emergency power plan. Regular maintenance is a must for residential, commercial, and public facilities that rely on generators for backup power in the event of an outage.  

 

So how do you know when your generator needs some TLC? Don’t get caught in the dark. Keep an eye out for these signs that your generator needs a tune-up: 


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