One of the questions we get asked a lot here at Woodlands Generators is ‘how quickly can you install a generator in an emergency?’

When a power outage occurs, if you don’t have a backup generator it can be extremely costly for business. This is why you might need emergency generator installation. Our 24/7 emergency generator service can get you back up and running quickly, minimising downtime for your business. Every emergency generator installation is unique, so the time it takes depends on a few important factors.

When does installation begin?

Emergency generator installation usually includes the time it takes from the very first time you contact us to the generator being delivered onsite, tested and approved. Essentially, it’s the time between when your power first cuts out to when you are back up and running smoothly. Our emergency generator hire service is on hand 24/7 and ready to provide your site with the power it needs straightaway. We have a team of fully trained experts that are ready to get you powered back up quickly. Our generator service includes site preparation, acquiring permits if necessary and quick delivery.

Several factors during the installation process can affect the time it takes to get your generator setup. However, we are one of the quickest in the business with our very own fleet of delivery vehicles.

Type of generator required

The type of generator required will also have an impact on the installation time. As a general rule of thumb, the lower the kW the quicker the installation will be. However, that’s not an exact science. The application will also have a big effect on installation (i.e. if it’s being used in an office building, at a government facility, at a hospital, or in a commercial or industrial capacity).

The type of generator we install will also depend on sound reduction, water cooling, starting equipment, foundations, vibration damping, and cost – as well as other factors. There are many factors to consider when choosing the right equipment, and it’s important to get it right.

Location

Additionally, the location will determine the length of time it takes to complete your installation. Our in-house delivery vehicles range from 6×4 and 4×4 John Deere Gators, through to 56 tonne crane-mounted and articulated lorries. As a result, there’s no terrain we can’t navigate – some might just take a little longer than others. We guarantee you a safe, fast and reliable delivery of your generator.

On-site preparation

When calculating the time it will take for emergency generator installation, it is important to remember that different sites will require different amounts of site planning and preparation. Factors that we will need to consider include:

  • The physical location of the generator when onsite.
  • Access for the fuel supply.
  • Security implementations required (i.e. fencing).
  • Mains power proximity (from the generator)

Other elements that may need to be considered include the ground in which the generator will sit on. You may need a platform or concrete base in order to meet regulatory requirements.

Additionally, if the generator site is inside a building it will typically require a self-contained system.

However, if the generator site is outside, then it’s important to consider the natural elements and conditions. For example, if the generator is at a high altitude, then it must be derated. At the other end of the scale, if the generator is on the ground in a flood risk area, then it will require a raised platform or mounted base – all of which will add time onto the installation process.

Further considerations include temperature. If it’s extremely cold then the generator may require additional accessories, such as an electric water jacket or heater.

Woodlands emergency generator Installation

The time it takes to install emergency power will depend on all of the above factors and more. However, we can guarantee fast, safe and reliable delivery if you hire a generator from Woodlands. We specialise in emergency generator hire and have an expert team on hand 24/7 to deliver fast results to our clients every time. Get in touch today.

If you have found this blog helpful, you may wish to read our previous blog on Industrial Generator Hire.

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