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Are You Prepared for the Unexpected?

The lights are out, the telephones disabled and businesses are shut down. People need food, water, heat and medical attention. What is your plan to get the power back up? Any major storm or flood can result in severe damage. And Hawthorne Power Systems will be there to help get you back up and running as soon as possible. We recommend every customer be prepared for unplanned power emergency scenarios in which even backup power systems fail.

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Caterpillar Introduces their First Tier 4 Final Diesel Generator Set

Recently, Caterpillar introduced the Cat XQ375, the first Tier 4 Final mobile diesel generator set. Ideal for mid-sized power need, the XQ375 rental generator is powered by the fuel-efficient Cat C13 ACERT engine. Rated for standby operation at 375 ekW, the new XQ375 features greater power output than previous generator sets in this product category. Additionally, the XQ375 has enhanced sound attenuation and can change voltage faster. Caterpillar will introduce a full line of Tier 4 Final mobile diesel power modules ranging from 20 ekW to 500 ekW over the next two years.

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Service Maintenance Options Can Lower Costs

Hawthorne Power Systems is dedicated to making sure your generator sets run at maximum efficiency. Hawthorne Power Systems offers maintenance and repair service, management solutions, an extensive parts inventory, skilled service technicians, and the #1 support network in the industry. In addition, there are other options for achieving lower costs of ownership and operation.  

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A Remote Cooling System Gives Your Genset the Airflow it Needs

Cat® gas and diesel generator sets require proper ventilation to maintain the optimum temperature needed to operate efficiently. Caterpillar's Paul Pawelski explains the importance of having proper airflow for your standby power in his blog, "Let Your Generator Set Breathe with a Remote Cooling System."  Standby generator sets must have constant airflow to prevent overheating.

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Routine Electrical Maintenance Can Help Avoid Hazards

Electrical systems can be extremely dangerous if they are not properly maintained and regularly checked. Components such as automatic transfer switches, circuit breakers, switchgear and UPS batteries are often overlooked during routine maintenance checks and can cause power failure and injury. 

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Prevent Unscheduled Power Outages | Cat Electric Power Advisor

Plan ahead and be prepared for an unexpected power failure. Don’t wait until an emergency or natural disaster to rent emergency power.

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New Cat 3516C-HD and C32 Generator Sets

Caterpillar has expanded the generator set product line to include the Cat® 3516C-HD and Cat C32 diesel generator sets. The new generators are equipped with the powerful Cat SR5 generator that is designed to minimize fuel consumption, reduce oil consumption and extend the time between overhauls.

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Reduce Start Time for Your Emergency Power Supply

A quick start-up of your emergency power supply is crucial during a power failure. The National Fire Protection Agency requires your backup power supply to start up in 10 seconds or less for life-safety systems. Managers should conduct a regular system-level start time analysis to reduce start-up time.

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