12/16/2013<< Back to Facilities Management Press Releases Home
Kohler Power Systems Earns Additional Seismic Certifications
Large generators and switchgear are seismic-certified and pre-approved for hospital use
by California’s Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
KOHLER, Wis. – Kohler Power Systems, a manufacturer of generators up to 3250 kilowatts, transfer switches, switchgear and related accessories, has secured pre-approval from California’s Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) for its large generator enclosures and tanks (1250 – 2000 kW), making Kohler the only generator manufacturer with OSHPD pre-approval on standard enclosure and tank packages above 1000 kW. These large enclosure and tank packages are also seismic-certified per the International Building Code (IBC).
With these additional certifications, KOHLER generators up to 2000 kW, switchgear and related accessories are pre-approved for healthcare facility use by OSHPD. Generator sets up to 3250 kW, enclosures, fuel tanks, automatic transfer switches, switchgear and related accessories also meet IBC seismic requirements.
“Seismic and OSHPD certification is an important consideration for engineers and designers of hospitals and other critical-use facilities in many states along the West Coast as well as throughout the U.S. where earthquake occurrences are very possible,” says Adam Dykstra, product engineer for Kohler Power Systems. “It’s crucial for backup emergency power systems to start and remain operational. KOHLER generators have passed rigorous shake tests conducted at AC156-qualified labs led by a reputable third-party agency and approved by structural and professional engineers to guarantee their reliable performance.”
To view video of shake tests on KOHLER generators, go to http://www.kohler.com/video.
About Kohler Power Systems
Kohler Power Systems is a division of Kohler Co. and provides complete power systems, including generators (residential, industrial, and marine), automatic transfer switches, switchgear, monitoring controls, and accessories for emergency, prime power and energy-management applications. Kohler Power Systems has delivered energy solutions for markets worldwide since 1920. For more information, visit www.kohlerpower.com.
About Kohler Co.
Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wis., Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies. KOHLER is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, engines and power generation systems, tile and home interiors, and an international host to award-winning hospitality and world-class golf destinations.