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  • Just wanted to take the time to express how pleased I'm with the service I received from Electro-Motion and its Staff. You guys provide such a great service from scheduling to maintenance to getting me the maintenance reports.

    Gilbert Cobain
    Facilities Operations Supervisor
    Illumina, Inc.

    Need Budget Numbers for 2021?

    July 16, 2021

    It's budget season!

    Are you swamped with gathering numbers for your building's costs for next year? Electro-Motion can help you put together a budget for your emergency standby power system that will ensure our equipment is well-maintained. Call us now at 650-321-6169 so that you have the information you need.


    Cost Relief Initiative or Our Hospitality Partners

    June 12, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic is hitting many businesses hard and making it difficult to operate -- particularly in the hospitality industry. Cutting back services and deferring expenses is a natural response. But when we ultimately return to some sense of normalcy, will your emergency backup power system be ready to maintain your critical Fire and Life Safety systems (emergency lights and signs, elevators, fire alarm system, fire suppression systems, smoke management systems, etc.) when needed?

    An emergency backup power system cannot function if it has been neglected. But due to its very nature, you'll only notice it when you need it. Therefore, to keep it in a state of readiness, you need to keep it on a preventive maintenance program -- but that means more than just an annual oil and filter change. Regularly-scheduled maintenance visits throughout the year put experienced eyes and ears on your equipment that can identify and address problems before they can cause larger issues, and testing your generator under load on an annual basis can tell you if it's capable of handling its assigned emergency systems in the event of a power outage. Having and keeping a proper preventive maintenance plan in place now can avoid costly repairs in the future.

    Call Electro-Motion now at 650-321-6169 to schedule your deferred or upcoming maintenance, and we will give you 10% off the cost of that visit. Let us help you make sure your emergency backup power system is in top condition so you can welcome your guests back to enjoy a worry-free stay.


    Thermal Scans: The Next Best Thing to ATS Maintenance

    May 27, 2020

    Your Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS) is 50% of your Emergency Power Standby System and -- like your generator set -- it is critical and needs to be maintained. In fact, all ATS manufacturers recommend an annual maintenance. NFPA110 agrees with the manufacturers and also calls for an annual transfer switch maintenance.

    Due to the nature of ATS maintenance, we understand that for some businesses it simply isn't a viable option. While nothing can replace proper maintenance to give you peace of mind that your Automatic Transfer Switch will function when it needs to, we highly recommend an ATS Thermal Scan. This service:

    • Causes no power interrruption to the loads carried by the transfer switch
    • Identifies potential hot spots and areas of concern
    • Provides a report with pictures of the conditions inside the transfer switch

    While this does NOT replace the annual Automatic Transfer Switch Maintenance recommended by NFPA110, our ATS Thermal Scan is the next best option for servicing your Automatic Transfer Switch -- a critical component of your emergency standby power system.

    Call Electro-Motion's service department now at 650-321-6169 now to schedule your ATS Thermal Scan.


    Now is the Time to Catch Up on Past-Due Services

    May 12, 2020

    The current shelter in place order has caused many businesses to temporarily shut down or operate at minimal capacity. While these circumstances are not ideal, it may give your company an opportunity to perform maintenance that you may otherwise not have been able to authorize due to the potential impact to daily business operations. Remember, the purpose of a preventive maintenane program is to identify potential issues with your equipment before they can escalate into problems that can be of a greater financial impact to your organization.

    As an essential business per Section 13c and 13f of the current shelter in place order, Electro-Motion remains open to support our customers in maintaining their emergency power system integrity during this challenging time.

    Emergency power is essential not only for life-safety purposes, but also a requirement as back-up in the day-to-day operations of many types of businesses here in the Bay Area. Call Electro-Motion now at 650-321-6169 and ask to schedule any past due work in order to keep your emergency generator set system in top operating condition.


    Today, Downtime Isn't Measured by the Day, but by the Minute

    May 4, 2020

    Fuel Testing is the most cost-effective way to prevent downtime.

    "In this industry, the cost of downtime isn't measured by the day, but by the minute." These words, spoken by an engineer employed at one of the largest Data firms in California, couldn't be more true.

    Fuel degrades over time, and quality issues are the leading cause of emergency power failure. Annual tank-bottom inspections and fuel testing can save thousands in repair and downtime costs, and ensure the reliability of standby emergency power.

    In accordance with National Fire Protection Association 110, Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems, 2019 Edition, Electro-Motion has teamed with Dynamic Fuel Solutions to include annual Fuel Inspection & Testing as part of our core maintenance services to bring our customers a comprehensive fuel-testing package that will avoid costly repair and downtime due to preventable fuel-related issues.

    Regardless of tank size, the poorest quality fuel always rests at the lower end of the tank. More importanty, this is the first fuel to be drawn into the engine when the system is called upon. If you're not regularly taking samples from the bottom and mid-level of the tank, you may find out too late that the fuel meant to support your emergency and standby power equipment is out of spec, unfit, or requiring some upkeep to maintain optimal quality and ASTM specifications.

    Improve your emergency backup power system with annual fuel testing. Call Electro-Motion at 650-321-6169 to learn more or to scheudle a fuel inspection & testing service on your unit now.


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