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Diesel Fuel Consumption Chart for Generators
Jan 28th, 2016 by Grow With Tyson

Diesel Fuel Consumption for Generators

Will Your Standby Generator Stand Up?
Jan 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.

Hurricane Isaac — Standby Generator Preparation
Aug 27th, 2012 by Grow With Tyson

Standby Generators – PDF Download

Hello All,

As some of you in the poultry belt (especially East Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Alabama) prepare your homes and poultry farms for the effects of Hurricane Isaac, there is one particular item that may be of utmost importance. This item is the standby power generator on your poultry farm. There have been instances where the loss of power on farms claimed as many or more birds due to generator failure than the actual storms themselves. Making sure that your standby power generator and equipment is ready to run for days on end is extremely important. Cycling your generator once a week is usually not a problem, but what happens to a generator when it is called to run continuously for 1-7 days or more is a different challenge. Our most comprehensive newsletter on Standby Generators is attached to help you prepare your farm for an extended power loss. Please let us know if you have any questions.

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Thank you and good luck!

Sincerely,

NPTC Team

Jim Donald, Gene Simpson, Dennis Brothers & Jess Campbell

National Poultry Technology Center
Auburn University, AL
334-844-3546
poultryhouse.com

 


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