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Will Your Standby Generator Stand Up?
January 28th, 2016 by Grow With Tyson

By Jess Campbell, Dennis Brothers, Gene Simpson, and Jim Donald
National Poultry Technology Center, Auburn University

Most growers are confident in their generator’s ability to run for 30 minutes to an hour without problems because they are typically cycled once a week. But what if they needed to run for a week or more? The tornado devastation that occurred in April of this year in Alabama caused power outages for a large number of poultry farms lasting from 2 to 10 days or more. For growers who had chickens, this meant running on generator power until utility power was restored. Many growers were able to keep their generators working flawlessly to maintain power throughout the outage; but others were not so fortunate. Read more in this downloadable PDF.


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