Author Archives: MJ Logan

Standby Generators Provide Utility Quality Power

Read just about any product specification for a standby generator and more than likely you’ll run across words and phrases like “Total Harmonic Distortion,” “Frequency Variation,” “Harmonics,” “Sine Waves,” “Smooth Waveform,” and “Voltage Regulation.” Almost certainly you’ll find the phrase … Continue reading

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Christmas: Leaving Home for the Holidays

The week between Christmas and New Years is a perfect time for traveling and vacations. Kids have the week off, college students are home, and the holidays are a fun chance to use up your vacation time. Traveling away from … Continue reading

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On Vacation: Winter Road Travel

Winter. Cold, freezing rain, sleet, and snow. And while these characteristics might seem counter-intuitive to fun and good times, the opposite is often true. Skiing or snowboarding, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and even camping are all just part of the winter … Continue reading

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Portable Generator Use During Winter Storm Power Outages

This is only the first week of December, but already crews in southern states are working to repair the damage left behind by the ice storm that paralyzed travelers and left hundreds of thousands without power. The storm has headed … Continue reading

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Major Ice Storm Kills Power – Locks Down Central USA

A major ice storm is paralyzing a wide swath from Northern Texas through Kentucky and Tennessee and has made travel extremely hazardous. The blast of frigid air moving in behind the storm will only add to the difficulties with school … Continue reading

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2013 Hurricane Season Ends but Awareness Still Important

The June through November hurricane season has ended for 2013. Even though the season runs from June 1st through November 30th, hurricanes and other tropical cyclones can still form and affect the United States and the rest of North America. … Continue reading

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Make Sure Your Generator is Ready for Winter

Winter brings colder temperatures and everything from ice storms to blizzards. Your standby or portable generator has to operate when you need it. In winter, that means starting and running reliably in sub-freezing temperatures. Most engines do not start as … Continue reading

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You Ordered a Standby Generator – What Comes Next?

The last time you went without power you promised yourself it would never happen again. The decision was made and now you’ve taken action by ordering a new standby generator from Norwall Power Systems. What happens next? Delivery Your delivery … Continue reading

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Perform Your Own Power Grid Blackout Scenario

Federal authorities and electric utility companies are working together this week to simulate a national electric grid blackout. The purpose is to educate the Federal Government on what will happen if a terrorist attack or other event caused a widespread … Continue reading

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Be Prepared for Winter Storms

Winter has arrived in some places or is on the way in others. Winter storms bring a variety of conditions including cold temperatures, high winds, ice, rain, and snow―sometimes in paralyzing accumulations. When multiple factors add up, the results can … Continue reading

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