TESTING ANY GENERATOR TO SEE IF IT WILL STAND UP TO AN EARTHQUAKE IS NEVER EASY...
...but if that generator is 12.5 feet high, 28.5 feet long and weighs some 80,000 pounds, it’s especially challenging.
No wonder Cummins Power Systems employees were pleased to learn late in 2015 that after months of planning, logistics and testing, the QSK95 generator set had passed the “shaker table test” for seismic certification. That certification included the International Building Code and the California (USA) Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD).
Seismic testing and certification are required in some states in the U.S. and in some applications such as nuclear plants, but they are also becoming more popular for mission critical equipment used in data centers and hospitals.
The QSK95 generator produces 3.5 MW (megawatt) of power, enough to deliver reliable, mission critical power protection without interruption to data centers, hospitals, water treatment plants and more.