A grocery store chain has several locations that have experienced storm related power outages. Each outage jeopardizes the cold and freezer sections and could potentially cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in spoiled product; hundreds of hours of labor to restock shelves as well as lost sales revenue. The cost of a traditional emergency generator response runs between $4,000 to $6,000 per outage for temporary electrical connections, materials etc. The installation of a Tap Box eliminates the associated labor cost, and reduces the timeframe for the restoration of power from hours to minutes.
An international equipment manufacturer requires an occasional 50 Hz source of power for their final testing prior to the export of their machinery. A Tap Box allows for a temporary 50 Hz generator to be quickly and easily connected to their test bay to finish "burn in" prior to final shipment. When the testing is finished, the temporary generator is removed, and the site returns to normal.
A commercial building has a code required diesel generator to back up normal electrical equipment along with the elevator, fire pumps etc. The large diesel generator requires annual load bank testing to assure maximum performance when required. A Tap Box simplifies the connection of the load bank, and minimizes the labor and time required for the testing. This saves the owner money on their preventive maintenance program.
A large Midwest chain of gasoline mini marts has determined that long term power outages due to electrical storms, blizzards and ice storms profoundly impacts not only their revenue stream, but their customers rely extensively on them due to their often remote locations. Their solution is to install Tap Boxes on their buildings to allow quick resumption of power to their key gas pumps, lighting and refrigeration loads.
There is a large banquet hall that specializes in large weddings, corporate events, etc. They are located in an area that is at the end of the power distribution grid and is sometimes affected by power swings and outages which have the potential to wreak havoc with the planned events. The solution was to install a Tap Box, and station a generator on site during critical times of the year to ensure that the power keeps flowing.