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In general the generator to run a pump should be at least 3 times the nameplate kVA rating of the pump motor. This is because when the motor starts there’s a starting surge which could damage or stall the generator which in turn could damage the pump motor. The corresponding ratings would be

Pump Current Nameplate kVA Standard Gen Nameplate kVA submersible 1 150 110 375 submersible 2 100 110 313 submersible 3 150 110 375 submersible 4 135 110 375 horizontal 1 295 195 750 horizontal 2 250 165 750 horizontal 3 295 195 750 horizontal 4 95 40 ???

(taken from website: http://www.submersibleborepumps.com.au/generator_size_for_pump.html)

From the information provided, it seems the submerisble pumps are running at below capacity (their running current is below their continuous rating). The 40 kVA horizontal pump is running a higher continuous current than its nameplate rating suggests it should. They should review the suitability of this motor or perhaps there’s a typo.

I would not recommend they procure one generator for all of these loads, but break it down into at least 3 or four generators. That’s because they machines will likely not be all connected at the same location, so there will be a voltage drop running from one generator to too many pumps. In addition, it’ll be easier to get smaller generators than one big one. Finally, they should consider a spare if money allows

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In general the generator to run a pump should be at least 3 times the nameplate kVA rating of the pump motor. This is because when the motor starts there’s a starting surge which could damage or stall the generator which in turn could damage the pump motor. The corresponding ratings would be

Pump Current |Pump | Current| Nameplate kVA | Standard Gen Nameplate kVA submersible kVA | |------|------|------| |submersible 1 | 150 | 110 375 | 375 |

submersible 2 100 110 313 submersible 3 150 110 375 submersible 4 135 110 375 horizontal 1 295 195 750 horizontal 2 250 165 750 horizontal 3 295 195 750 horizontal 4 95 40 ???

(taken from website: http://www.submersibleborepumps.com.au/generator_size_for_pump.html)

From the information provided, it seems the submerisble pumps are running at below capacity (their running current is below their continuous rating). The 40 kVA horizontal pump is running a higher continuous current than its nameplate rating suggests it should. They should review the suitability of this motor or perhaps there’s a typo.

I would not recommend they procure one generator for all of these loads, but break it down into at least 3 or four generators. That’s because they machines will likely not be all connected at the same location, so there will be a voltage drop running from one generator to too many pumps. In addition, it’ll be easier to get smaller generators than one big one. Finally, they should consider a spare if money allows

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In general the generator to run a pump should be at least 3 times the nameplate kVA rating of the pump motor. This is because when the motor starts there’s a starting surge which could damage or stall the generator which in turn could damage the pump motor. The corresponding ratings would be

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|Pump | Current| Nameplate kVA | Standard Gen Nameplate kVA | |------|------|------| |submersible |

submersible 1 | - 150 | - | - 110 | - | - 375 - |

submersible 2 | - 100 - | - 110 313 - | - 313 - |

submersible 3 | - 150 - | - 110 375 -| - 375 - |

submersible 4 | - 135 - | - 110 375 - | - 375 - |

horizontal 1 - | - 295 - | - 195 750 - | - 750 - |

horizontal 2 | - 250 - | - 165 750 - | - 750 - |

horizontal 3 | - 295 - | - 195 750 - | - 750 - |

horizontal 4 | - 95 - | - 40 ???- | - ??? - |

(taken from website: http://www.submersibleborepumps.com.au/generator_size_for_pump.html)

From the information provided, it seems the submerisble pumps are running at below capacity (their running current is below their continuous rating). The 40 kVA horizontal pump is running a higher continuous current than its nameplate rating suggests it should. They should review the suitability of this motor or perhaps there’s a typo.

I would not recommend they procure one generator for all of these loads, but break it down into at least 3 or four generators. That’s because they machines will likely not be all connected at the same location, so there will be a voltage drop running from one generator to too many pumps. In addition, it’ll be easier to get smaller generators than one big one. Finally, they should consider a spare if money allows

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In general the generator to run a pump should be at least 3 times the nameplate kVA rating of the pump motor. This is because when the motor starts there’s a starting surge which could damage or stall the generator which in turn could damage the pump motor. The corresponding ratings would be

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|Pump | Current| Nameplate kVA | Standard Gen Nameplate kVA |

submersible 1 | - 150 - | - 110 - | - 375 - |

submersible 2 | - 100 - | - 110 - | - 313 - |

submersible 3 | - 150 - | - 110 -| - 375 - |

submersible 4 | - 135 - | - 110 - | - 375 - |

horizontal 1 - | - 295 - | - 195 - | - 750 - |

horizontal 2 | - 250 - | - 165 - | - 750 - |

horizontal 3 | - 295 - | - 195 - | - 750 - |

horizontal 4 | - 95 - | - 40 - | - ??? - |

(taken from website: http://www.submersibleborepumps.com.au/generator_size_for_pump.html)

From the information provided, it seems the submerisble pumps are running at below capacity (their running current is below their continuous rating). The 40 kVA horizontal pump is running a higher continuous current than its nameplate rating suggests it should. They should review the suitability of this motor or perhaps there’s a typo.

I would not recommend they procure one generator for all of these loads, but break it down into at least 3 or four generators. That’s because they machines will likely not be all connected at the same location, so there will be a voltage drop running from one generator to too many pumps. In addition, it’ll be easier to get smaller generators than one big one. Finally, they should consider a spare if money allows

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In general the generator to run a pump should be at least 3 times the nameplate kVA rating of the pump motor. This is because when the motor starts there’s a starting surge which could damage or stall the generator which in turn could damage the pump motor. The corresponding ratings would be

|Pump | Current| Nameplate kVA | Standard Gen Nameplate kVA |

submersible 1 | - 150 - | - 110 - | - 375 - |

submersible 2 | - 100 - | - 110 - | - 313 - |

submersible 3 | - 150 - | - 110 -| - 375 - |

submersible 4 | - 135 - | - 110 - | - 375 - |

horizontal 1 - | - 295 - | - 195 - | - 750 - |

horizontal 2 | - 250 - | - 165 - | - 750 - |

horizontal 3 | - 295 - | - 195 - | - 750 - |

horizontal 4 | - 95 - | - 40 - | - ??? - |

PumpCurrentNameplate kVAStandard Gen Nameplate kVA
submersible 1- 150 -- 110 -- 375 -
submersible 2- 100 -- 110 -- 313 -
submersible 3- 150 -- 110 -- 375 -
submersible 4- 135 -- 110 -- 375 -
horizontal 1 -- 295 -- 195 -- 750 -
horizontal 2- 250 -- 165 -- 750 -
horizontal 3- 295 -- 195 -- 750 -
horizontal 4- 95 -- 40 -- ??? -

(taken from website: http://www.submersibleborepumps.com.au/generator_size_for_pump.html)

From the information provided, it seems the submerisble pumps are running at below capacity (their running current is below their continuous rating). The 40 kVA horizontal pump is running a higher continuous current than its nameplate rating suggests it should. They should review the suitability of this motor or perhaps there’s a typo.

I would not recommend they procure one generator for all of these loads, but break it down into at least 3 or four generators. That’s because they machines will likely not be all connected at the same location, so there will be a voltage drop running from one generator to too many pumps. In addition, it’ll be easier to get smaller generators than one big one. Finally, they should consider a spare if money allows

Michael E. RedR Expert

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In general the generator to run a pump should be at least 3 times the nameplate kVA rating of the pump motor. This is because when the motor starts there’s a starting surge which could damage or stall the generator which in turn could damage the pump motor. The corresponding ratings would be

PumpCurrentNameplate kVAStandard Gen Nameplate kVA
submersible 1150110375
submersible 2100110313
submersible 3150110375
submersible 4135110375
horizontal 1295195750
horizontal 2250165750
horizontal 3295195750
horizontal 49540???

|Pump | Current| Nameplate kVA | Standard Gen Nameplate kVA |

submersible 1 | - 150 - | - 110 - | - 375 - |

submersible 2 | - 100 - | - 110 - | - 313 - |

submersible 3 | - 150 - | - 110 -| - 375 - |

submersible 4 | - 135 - | - 110 - | - 375 - |

horizontal 1 - | - 295 - | - 195 - | - 750 - |

horizontal 2 | - 250 - | - 165 - | - 750 - |

horizontal 3 | - 295 - | - 195 - | - 750 - |

horizontal 4 | - 95 - | - 40 - | - ??? - |

PumpCurrentNameplate kVAStandard Gen Nameplate kVA
submersible 1- 150 -- 110 -- 375 -
submersible 2- 100 -- 110 -- 313 -
submersible 3- 150 -- 110 -- 375 -
submersible 4- 135 -- 110 -- 375 -
horizontal 1 -- 295 -- 195 -- 750 -
horizontal 2- 250 -- 165 -- 750 -
horizontal 3- 295 -- 195 -- 750 -
horizontal 4- 95 -- 40 -- ??? -

(taken from website: http://www.submersibleborepumps.com.au/generator_size_for_pump.html)

From the information provided, it seems the submerisble pumps are running at below capacity (their running current is below their continuous rating). The 40 kVA horizontal pump is running a higher continuous current than its nameplate rating suggests it should. They should review the suitability of this motor or perhaps there’s a typo.

I would not recommend they procure one generator for all of these loads, but break it down into at least 3 or four generators. That’s because they machines will likely not be all connected at the same location, so there will be a voltage drop running from one generator to too many pumps. In addition, it’ll be easier to get smaller generators than one big one. Finally, they should consider a spare if money allows

Michael E. RedR Expert

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In general the generator to run a pump should be at least 3 times the nameplate kVA rating of the pump motor. This is because when the motor starts there’s a starting surge which could damage or stall the generator which in turn could damage the pump motor. The corresponding ratings would be

PumpCurrentNameplate kVAStandard Gen Nameplate kVA
submersible 1150110375
submersible 2100110313
submersible 3150110375
submersible 4135110375
horizontal 1295195750
horizontal 2250165750
horizontal 3295195750
horizontal 49540???

|Pump | Pump | Current| Nameplate kVA | Standard Gen Nameplate kVA |

submersible 1 150 110 375 submersible 2 100 110 313 submersible 3 150 110 375 submersible 4 135 110 375 horizontal 1 295 195 750 horizontal 2 250 165 750 horizontal 3 295 195 750 horizontal 4 95 40 ???

submersible 1 | - 150 - | - 110 - | - 375 - |

submersible 2 | - 100 - | - 110 - | - 313 - |

submersible 3 | - 150 - | - 110 -| - 375 - |

submersible 4 | - 135 - | - 110 - | - 375 - |

horizontal 1 - | - 295 - | - 195 - | - 750 - |

horizontal 2 | - 250 - | - 165 - | - 750 - |

horizontal 3 | - 295 - | - 195 - | - 750 - |

horizontal 4 | - 95 - | - 40 - | - ??? - |

PumpCurrentPump Current Nameplate kVAkVA Standard Gen Nameplate kVA
kVA submersible 1- 1 150 -- 110 -- 375 -
375 submersible 2- 2 100 -- 110 -- 313 -
313 submersible 3- 3 150 -- 110 -- 375 -
375 submersible 4- 4 135 -- 110 -- 375 -
375 horizontal 1 -- 295 -- 195 -- 750 -
750 horizontal 2- 2 250 -- 165 -- 750 -
750 horizontal 3- 3 295 -- 195 -- 750 -
750 horizontal 4- 4 95 -- 40 -- ??? -
???

(taken from website: http://www.submersibleborepumps.com.au/generator_size_for_pump.html)

From the information provided, it seems the submerisble pumps are running at below capacity (their running current is below their continuous rating). The 40 kVA horizontal pump is running a higher continuous current than its nameplate rating suggests it should. They should review the suitability of this motor or perhaps there’s a typo.

I would not recommend they procure one generator for all of these loads, but break it down into at least 3 or four generators. That’s because they machines will likely not be all connected at the same location, so there will be a voltage drop running from one generator to too many pumps. In addition, it’ll be easier to get smaller generators than one big one. Finally, they should consider a spare if money allows

Michael E. RedR Expert

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In general the generator to run a pump should be at least 3 times the nameplate kVA rating of the pump motor. This is because when the motor starts there’s a starting surge which could damage or stall the generator which in turn could damage the pump motor. The corresponding ratings would be

| Pump | Current| PumpCurrentNameplate kVA | kVAStandard Gen Nameplate kVA |kVA
submersible 1150110375
submersible 2100110313
submersible 3150110375
submersible 4135110375
horizontal 1295195750
horizontal 2250165750
horizontal 3295195750
horizontal 49540???

Pump Current Nameplate kVA Standard Gen Nameplate kVA submersible 1 150 110 375 submersible 2 100 110 313 submersible 3 150 110 375 submersible 4 135 110 375 horizontal 1 295 195 750 horizontal 2 250 165 750 horizontal 3 295 195 750 horizontal 4 95 40 ???

(taken from website: http://www.submersibleborepumps.com.au/generator_size_for_pump.html)

From the information provided, it seems the submerisble pumps are running at below capacity (their running current is below their continuous rating). The 40 kVA horizontal pump is running a higher continuous current than its nameplate rating suggests it should. They should review the suitability of this motor or perhaps there’s a typo.

I would not recommend they procure one generator for all of these loads, but break it down into at least 3 or four generators. That’s because they machines will likely not be all connected at the same location, so there will be a voltage drop running from one generator to too many pumps. In addition, it’ll be easier to get smaller generators than one big one. Finally, they should consider a spare if money allows

Michael E. RedR Expert

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In general the generator to run a pump should be at least 3 times the nameplate kVA rating of the pump motor. This is because when the motor starts there’s a starting surge which could damage or stall the generator which in turn could damage the pump motor. The corresponding ratings would be

- Pump -- Current -- Nameplate kVA -- Standard Gen Nameplate kVA -
submersible 1150110375
submersible 2100110313
submersible 3150110375
submersible 4135110375
horizontal 1295195750
horizontal 2250165750
horizontal 3295195750
horizontal 49540???

Pump Current Nameplate kVA Standard Gen Nameplate kVA submersible 1 150 110 375 submersible 2 100 110 313 submersible 3 150 110 375 submersible 4 135 110 375 horizontal 1 295 195 750 horizontal 2 250 165 750 horizontal 3 295 195 750 horizontal 4 95 40 ???

(taken from website: http://www.submersibleborepumps.com.au/generator_size_for_pump.html)

From the information provided, it seems the submerisble pumps are running at below capacity (their running current is below their continuous rating). The 40 kVA horizontal pump is running a higher continuous current than its nameplate rating suggests it should. They should review the suitability of this motor or perhaps there’s a typo.

I would not recommend they procure one generator for all of these loads, but break it down into at least 3 or four generators. That’s because they machines will likely not be all connected at the same location, so there will be a voltage drop running from one generator to too many pumps. In addition, it’ll be easier to get smaller generators than one big one. Finally, they should consider a spare if money allows

Michael E. RedR Expert

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In general the generator to run a pump should be at least 3 times the nameplate kVA rating of the pump motor. This is because when the motor starts there’s a starting surge which could damage or stall the generator which in turn could damage the pump motor. The corresponding ratings would be

- Pump - -- Current - -- Nameplate kVA - - -- Standard Gen Nameplate kVA - - -
submersible 1150110375
submersible 2100110313
submersible 3150110375
submersible 4135110375
horizontal 1295195750
horizontal 2250165750
horizontal 3295195750
horizontal 49540???

Pump Current Nameplate kVA Standard Gen Nameplate kVA submersible 1 150 110 375 submersible 2 100 110 313 submersible 3 150 110 375 submersible 4 135 110 375 horizontal 1 295 195 750 horizontal 2 250 165 750 horizontal 3 295 195 750 horizontal 4 95 40 ???

(taken from website: http://www.submersibleborepumps.com.au/generator_size_for_pump.html)

From the information provided, it seems the submerisble pumps are running at below capacity (their running current is below their continuous rating). The 40 kVA horizontal pump is running a higher continuous current than its nameplate rating suggests it should. They should review the suitability of this motor or perhaps there’s a typo.

I would not recommend they procure one generator for all of these loads, but break it down into at least 3 or four generators. That’s because they machines will likely not be all connected at the same location, so there will be a voltage drop running from one generator to too many pumps. In addition, it’ll be easier to get smaller generators than one big one. Finally, they should consider a spare if money allows

Michael E. RedR Expert

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In general the generator to run a pump should be at least 3 times the nameplate kVA rating of the pump motor. This is because when the motor starts there’s a starting surge which could damage or stall the generator which in turn could damage the pump motor. The corresponding ratings would be

Pump - - - - - - - - - - - -Current - - - - - - -Nameplate kVA - - - -Standard Gen Nameplate kVA - - -
submersible 1150110375
submersible 2100110313
submersible 3150110375
submersible 4135110375
horizontal 1295195750
horizontal 2250165750
horizontal 3295195750
horizontal 49540???

Pump Current Nameplate kVA Standard Gen Nameplate kVA submersible 1 150 110 375 submersible 2 100 110 313 submersible 3 150 110 375 submersible 4 135 110 375 horizontal 1 295 195 750 horizontal 2 250 165 750 horizontal 3 295 195 750 horizontal 4 95 40 ???

(taken from website: http://www.submersibleborepumps.com.au/generator_size_for_pump.html)

From the information provided, it seems the submerisble pumps are running at below capacity (their running current is below their continuous rating). The 40 kVA horizontal pump is running a higher continuous current than its nameplate rating suggests it should. They should review the suitability of this motor or perhaps there’s a typo.

I would not recommend they procure one generator for all of these loads, but break it down into at least 3 or four generators. That’s because they machines will likely not be all connected at the same location, so there will be a voltage drop running from one generator to too many pumps. In addition, it’ll be easier to get smaller generators than one big one. Finally, they should consider a spare if money allows

Michael E. RedR Expert

In general the generator to run a pump should be at least 3 times the nameplate kVA rating of the pump motor. This is because when the motor starts there’s a starting surge which could damage or stall the generator which in turn could damage the pump motor. The corresponding ratings would be

Pump - - - - - - - - - - - -Current - - - - - - -Nameplate kVA - - - -Standard Gen Nameplate kVA
submersible 1150110375
submersible 2100110313
submersible 3150110375
submersible 4135110375
horizontal 1295195750
horizontal 2250165750
horizontal 3295195750
horizontal 49540???

Pump Current Nameplate kVA Standard Gen Nameplate kVA submersible 1 150 110 375 submersible 2 100 110 313 submersible 3 150 110 375 submersible 4 135 110 375 horizontal 1 295 195 750 horizontal 2 250 165 750 horizontal 3 295 195 750 horizontal 4 95 40 ???


(taken from website: http://www.submersibleborepumps.com.au/generator_size_for_pump.html)


From the information provided, it seems the submerisble pumps are running at below capacity (their running current is below their continuous rating). The 40 kVA horizontal pump is running a higher continuous current than its nameplate rating suggests it should. They should review the suitability of this motor or perhaps there’s a typo.

I would not recommend they procure one generator for all of these loads, but break it down into at least 3 or four generators. That’s because they machines will likely not be all connected at the same location, so there will be a voltage drop running from one generator to too many pumps. In addition, it’ll be easier to get smaller generators than one big one. Finally, they should consider a spare if money allows

Michael E. RedR Expert