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Fifth edition of EGSA’s On-Site Power Generation hot off the press

April 22, 2015 | By Renée Francoeur

April 22, 2015 – The Electrical Generating Systems Association’s (EGSA) fifth edition of On-Site Power Generation: A Comprehensive Guide to On-Site Power is complete and available for distribution and purchase.

Called “the bible” of the industry, said EGSA, the guide has been around since 1990, providing professionals with the theory and technologies of the components that comprise an on-site electrical generator system.  

The fifth edition “contains application guides for virtually all phases of on-site power generation equipment, from the various types of prime movers and their accessories to electrical fundamentals and alternators, from enclosures to switchgear, controls and everything in between,” EGSA said.

The organization noted there are now 47 chapters compared to the 39 in the fourth edition and over 700 pages.


The following new chapters have been added:

•    Large Liquid-Cooled Spark Ignited Engines
•    Fuel Systems – Bi-Fuel
•    Landfill Gas for Power Generation
•    Engine Preheating Systems
•    Batteries & Engine Starting Systems  
•    Network Communications
•    Seismic Design
•    Generator Set Sizing
•    Generator Power & Switching the Neutral Conductor
•    Power Management

The guide is $125 for EGSA members and $225 for non-members. Quantity discounts are available.

Download the order form below.

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