Thanks to a program from the Environmental Protection Agency, purchasing a new generator under the NESHAP (national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants) guidelines isn’t as burdensome as it might appear. Although the most stringent emissions rule, Tier 4 Final, is now implemented, a program designed to give generator manufacturers some relief is benefiting their customers, as well.
Known as the TPEM (Tier 4 FLEX) credit program, this system enables generator manufacturers to sell a preset number of specific, existing Tier 3 diesel generator models to their customers. Customers who purchase these units can operate the Tier 3 machines for the entire lives of the engines without having to upgrade them to the more stringent Tier 4 standards. Although all manufacturers are eligible for these credits each year, by now most have already disposed of their yearly allotment.
HIPOWER SYSTEMS has not, having intentionally reserved 100 of its 2014 credits to enable customers that need a generator late in the year to purchase an eligible Tier 3 model. We have until December 31, 2014 to sell a variety of eligible Tier 3 diesel generators, including John Deere and Yanmar, in conjunction with these credits. However, because the number of credits is limited, we encourage customers interested in TPEM-eligible generators to contact us immediately.
All of the generators in which HIPOWER SYSTEMS can use the FLEX credits are rated for prime power and meet the EPA criteria for use in continuous application. Specific models eligible for the HIPOWER SYSTEMS FLEX credits include the HRYW-25, HRYW-50, HRJW-175, HRJW-205 and HRJW-310 and range in power rating from 25 to 310 KVA Prime Power. Although these engines are rated for prime power, purchasers can also use them for backup power.
Tier 3 engines are less burdensome to service and maintain than their more emissions-friendly Tier 4 counterparts, but they still represent a substantial benefit to the environment than Tier 1 or 2 engines. With one of our FLEX credit-supported Tier 3 engines, a company will meet all federal emissions compliance guidelines for the life of the engine. However, state and local regulations still apply, and they may be more stringent than federal regulations. Check with your local EPA office if you are located in an area that is a major contributor of air pollution. We also offer an extensive natural gas generator line if that is your preference in fuel choice.
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