At one node of the industrial backbone that keeps the internet running, employees sheltered from the worst of Hurricane Irma in a stairwell of a seven-story building in downtown Miami. When the power had gone out, diesel generators instantly kicked in to keep the lights on and prevent the internet from going down.
In Houston, at another of these nodes, called data centers, Hurricane Harvey pushed waters so high that a live fish flopped in a loading dock, but the physical defenses held.
Yet another data center, west of Houston, was so well prepared for the storm — with backup generators, bunks and showers — that employees' displaced family members took up residence and United States marshals used it as a headquarters until the weather passed.
“It wasn't Noah's ark, but it was darn close,” said Rob Morris, managing partner and co-founder of Skybox, the company that runs the center.
Loftin Equipment Co. understands the importance of
rental power. Our technicians and our staff are trained in
our market’s rental needs. Loftin Equipment is your full service
supplier of emergency backup and prime power
for a number of critical power applications. Wherever
and whenever you need it, we’re on hand with generators,
power distribution equipment, and miles of 4/0 cable.
Whether it’s at a moment’s notice or planned in advance,
whatever it takes to power you up to your full potential,
Loftin Equipment will provide it.
Medical – hospitals and in-field units
Manufacturing and plant facilities
Concerts and festivals
Emergency power during weather-related power outages
Kohler Power Systems Webinar - "Keys to Success in Industrial Rentals" - Wednesday, October 4, at 2pm ET
Kohler Power Systems is pleased to announce that we are sponsoring a 60 minute webinar through Rental Equipment Register (RER) titled, "Keys to Success in Industrial Rentals" on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 2pm ET.
Renting to industrial facilities is more complex and demanding than most construction rentals. The challenge can begin with just finding the right person within the industrial customer to rent to. More often than not, industrial rentals do not end at 5 pm; more likely it will involve a 24-hour commitment, 7 days a week, and that is not an exaggeration. Very often the customer will want to know more about you – what is your safety record, what kind of safety programs does your company have, and what are the safety and service records associated with each piece of equipment they will ask for.
Demands may be more stringent, and the commitment may be more taxing, but the rewards will probably be worth it. Listen to and learn from experts from small independents and large national rental firms.
p>Kohler has developed the Power Solutions Center (PSC). The PSC has been developed with your input and your request for an improved sizing and specification tool. We have also incorporated additional tools to make the job of sizing and specifying a power system easier.
The PSC is Kohler’s user-friendly spec and sizing program. An innovation so advanced, it will change the way power systems are specified.