HE.net, Fremont-2 outage?

Matthew Petach mpetach at netflight.com
Wed Nov 4 11:56:02 CST 2009


On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 8:19 AM, Michael Holstein
<michael.holstein at csuohio.edu> wrote:
>>> FWIW: http://www.he.net/releases/release18.html
>>>
> Well, they say it's a Cat unit, so probably one like this :
> http://www.cat.com/cda/components/securedFile/displaySecuredFileServletJSP?x=7&fileId=1081064
>
>> How long can they go on those 3000 gallons under their current
>> load?
>>
> That engine is rated to consume 70.9g/hr at 50% .. so using a conservative
> estimate, I'd say about 42 hours.

Wouldn't the conservative estimate be 21 hours?  (3000 gallons, 142
gal/hr at 100% load);
you'd get more hours out by guessing at what fraction of full load the
generator is
running, but anything longer than 21 hours is fudge-factor guesstimate
based, and not
to be counted on.

> Cheers,
>
> Michael Holstein
> Cleveland State University

Matt




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