Genset Subs

horsegoer

Senior Member
Location
NJ
What trades( besides electrical) have involvement in a large generator install and what do they handle?
Know mechanical for sure, they handle muffler I believe etc.? Would plumber handle fuel?
How about assembly of genset if it comes in pieces. What trade would assemble?
Steamfitters have any involvement? Thanks
 

oldsparky52

Senior Member
If the fuel is installing a storage tank and piping to the genset tank then that would typically be done by a fuel contractor. In NC, it's a "process" to get the permit for this stuff.
 

infinity

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Staff member
Location
New Jersey
Occupation
Journeyman Electrician
What trades( besides electrical) have involvement in a large generator install and what do they handle?
Know mechanical for sure, they handle muffler I believe etc.? Would plumber handle fuel?
How about assembly of genset if it comes in pieces. What trade would assemble?
Steamfitters have any involvement? Thanks
This is the basic list for a large generator:
Electrician-Steel rails in concrete, all conduit and wiring, batteries, transfer switches, battery charging system, permanent load bank
Concrete Masons-Concrete pad
Riggers-Set in place, install vibration eliminators
Plumber-Natural gas (when used as fuel source)
Steamfitter-Double walled diesel fuel lines (when used as fuel source), fuel tanks, muffler and exhaust system
Tin Knocker-Air intake system, duct work and dampers
Generator mechanics-startup, testing, minor assembly
 
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