Emissions Requirements for Emergency Standby Power Generators

Emergency Standby Power Generators
Feb
04
2019
Emissions Requirements for Emergency Standby Power Generators

In 2006, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began enforcing limits on diesel exhaust emissions from stationary diesel-engine generator sets. The agency was aiming to limit emissions of nitrogen oxides, particulate matter, non-methane hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide.

The regulations were implemented in a series of steps or “Tiers” that grew more and more stringent over time.

Exception for Emergency Standby Power Generators

In most of country, gas- and diesel-engine generator sets used solely for emergency standby power (ESP) are exempt from the EPA’s Tier 4 emissions requirements.

Emergency standby power generators had been exempted be cause in-engine design improvements conducted by manufacturers already brought these generators into Tier 2 and Tier 3 compliance, a reduction in emissions of 85 percent.

Further, because these systems are designated for use in emergency situations, they generally run fewer than 200 hours per year and don’t impact local air quality to any significant degree.

But this federal-level exemption does not mean that local and state authorities can’t impose more stringent emissions requirements.

No matter where you are located, T-Environmental can make the process of installing your generators simple.

Gas Station Generators Made Simple

Switching from the main line to a generator requires substantial rewiring of the gas station’s main power box. The main electricity line has to be disconnected and the generator must be connected in its place. If you just connected a gas station generator to the main line, the generator would be trying to power the entire city, not the station. Though the costs of installing gas station generators may be high, the benefits are also well documented.

We are an environmental services company that specializes in cost-effective environmental compliance. Our generator services are conducted with your business and your bottom line in mind. We know that today most gas stations make their money from the store — not from the fuel.

That’s why our generator services are designed to not only avoid disruptions in the gasoline supply and to protect the wellbeing of affected communities, but also to keep your business up and running — everything from convenience store goods to the ice machine and the restroom.

Contact T-Environmental for Gas Station Generator Services today!


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