What is Emergency Generator?
Definition of Emergency Generator in Construction
An emergency generator is installed on a construction project to provide electrical power if the primary power has been interrupted by a storm or other situation.
The emergency generator is activated by a transfer switch that acknowledges the lack of primary power and switches on the generator as well as the circuitry, enabling the emergency generator to supply power to all the life safety equipment, lighting, etc. within the structure. The emergency generator can be sized to provide power to the entire building, all circuits, or it can be designed to only provide exiting power, meaning activation of exit signs and emergency lighting only. In life safety situations such as hospitals or medical, lab facilities, the installation of a full service emergency generator is normally considered. In addition, emergency generators are commonly used for de watering systems or other systems that maybe maintaining the status of the excavation on the construction project.