When there is no mains power supply or when power cuts cannot be risked
The applications of power generators are numerous and very wide-ranging: they can act as the chief power source in places where there is no mains power supply (industrial range) or as an alternative source of supply in case of power failure (emergency range).
In cases where there is no mains power supply, when it is not possible to use it or when, for some reason, it has been decided not to use it, the industrial range of power generators offers the best possible solution since they are able to provide large amounts of electrical power without interruption. Hence, they are frequently used in quarries, mines, telecommunications installations located in mountainous zones, hotels, rural homes and holiday retreats, et cetera, as well as in places which need a power supply on specific occasions, for example for concerts, civil engineering works, and so on.
Nowadays, electricity companies tend not to have problems that may eventually result in power cuts. However, there are some kinds of infrastructure that, because of their function, need to have a permanently guaranteed power supply so as to ensure that, if this should fail for any reason, lives are not lost and major economic damage is avoided. Emergency power generators are therefore essential in hospitals (where their installation is obligatory), supermarkets, industries, banks, computer centres, shopping malls, et cetera. In these cases, a power generator means guaranteed service and security.
Series of images taken during the process of moving an Inmesol power generator to a company in Holland