Ballard Engineering - Case Studies

National Manufacturing Company, Rock Falls, Illinois
(Industrial)



National Manufacturing Company, a maker of hardware products in central Illinois, has a 2.3 MW power generation system with parallel and stand alone capability. This system not only provides significant savings on electricity during peak hours, but it also provides reliable back up power in case of utility outages. During recent storms, while the rest of the area was without electricity, the three 775 kW Caterpillar engines started up as programmed, and plant production went on with no interruption. Where loss of electricity can mean significant losses, the security and reliability of on-site electrical generation is priceless.


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