on 07-16-201303:11 PM - last edited on 08-26-201312:22 PM by cboysen
As a mechanical engineer by education, I’m still a little uneasy about carrying the word “marketing” in my job title.
I spent the first ten years of my career at Caterpillar as a sales engineer and territory manager working in North and South America, calling on customers and consulting engineers who usually had a very real and very specific technical requirement that revolved around getting the right product or service to ensure reliable power for their business. It wasn’t only about meeting a business plan, but ensuring success for our customers, our dealers, and Caterpillar. Needless to say, this seemed like very serious, important stuff.
on 05-15-201303:53 PM - last edited on 08-26-201303:29 PM by cboysen
Have you ever wondered about electric power supply in remote areas? Power grid capacity only reaches so far. With increasing power need in remote areas—even in places like deserts, the arctic and jungles—it’s not surprising that hybrid power solutions are becoming more popular. Today’s blog post is focused on how hybrid power solutions can help increase efficiency in remote areas while cutting operating costs.
on 04-24-201312:36 PM - last edited on 08-26-201303:31 PM by cboysen
Power generation systems are essential to everyday life and economic growth. Some critical standby applications, such as hospital power, can even be the difference between life and death for those relying on vital electrical equipment. In cases like these, it is absolutely necessary to avoid power outages and interruptions.
on 03-21-201308:55 AM - last edited on 08-26-201312:23 PM by cboysen
Almost daily, we hear of new efforts being made either by a government entity or a given industry to actively pursue sustainable energy, with the ultimate goal of implementing it sooner rather than later. I find this quite encouraging, given the imperative to diversify our global fuel supply.
Sound regulation, testing and guidelines for electric generation products have never been clear in the United States. Today, most of the responsibility falls on state and local governments, but overlapping guidelines from hundreds of governmental bodies are confusing for manufactures, customers and the public. This results in varying sound regulations, testing and standards, which can be threatening to public safety.
It didn’t come in with all the fanfare of the new year, but January 8, 2013 marked the day we welcomed the 10,000th registered user of Caterpillar’s Electric Power SpecSizer tool. Considering that Caterpillar’s first generator set sizing software program was released in the mid-1980s, this may not seem like a big deal. However, we only began registering users in 2010, so this demonstrates a substantial increase (about 250 new users every month) in registered SpecSizer users.
By now, we’ve all seen the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy on the east cost of the United States. In many of the hardest hit areas, the initial recovery efforts were hampered by wide-spread power outages. We’ve worked with Cat dealers to mobilize equipment, personnel and other resources to help the affected areas, and hundreds of megawatts of portable generator sets are available to ease power shortages...
Selecting the correct generator set rating can be a confusing proposition. The seemingly endless number of variations and interpretations of generator set ratings are enough to make anyone uncertain. This post is a brief overview of a white paper I’ve written that helps clarify some of the confusion surrounding ratings...
Very few people would know that there is enough landfill biogas power generation already operating in the United States to power millions of homes. Even fewer are probably aware of the carbon reductions that are possible...
I have had the opportunity over the years to participate, as both a presenter and an audience member, with a lot of diverse organizations that have a very common purpose: the advancement of combined heat and power, aka cogeneration...