In December of 2018 Kohler introduced hurricane-rated enclosures for their standby generators:
KOHLER INTRODUCES HURRICANE-RATED ENCLOSURES FOR INDUSTRIAL GENERATORS
New options meet strict wind and projectile-impact requirements; maintain standard lead times
KOHLER is pleased to introduce new hurricane-rated enclosures for its comprehensive lineup of industrial generators. The durable aluminum enclosures meet the most stringent and widely recognized Testing Application Standards (TAS) within the Florida Building Code for wind load and projectile impact – TAS 201, TAS 202, and TAS 203. As an added benefit, the new hurricane-rated enclosures are factory designed and built, allowing KOHLER to deliver the units within the company’s standard lead times.
“Building these new hurricane-rated enclosures in our factory is a significant advantage – it allows us to ship faster while also offering our customers the cost savings and peace-of-mind that comes with a fully-integrated KOHLER power system,” said Beth Splittgerber, product manager for KOHLER industrial generators. “The same engineering team that designed your new KOHLER generator also designed the enclosure, ensuring it will meet the exact specifications of the complete power system. For example, these enclosures maintain UL2200 compliance without the need for additional onsite certification, which can be a costly and time-consuming process.”
The new hurricane-rated enclosures are an ideal option for a broad range of KOHLER gas and diesel industrial generators. The entire enclosure was subjected to severe wind and impact testing and received TAS 201 Level E Certification, the highest available designation for projectile/missile impact. The testing was completed at a TAS accredited test lab and certification letters for the product were issued by a certified Florida P.E.
“We anticipate a very strong response to our new hurricane-rated enclosures from senior living communities and other healthcare facilities located near the U.S. Gulf and Atlantic coasts,” Splittgerber added. “But, these enclosures are really a great solution anywhere an extreme level of protection against high winds and potential storm damage is valued. A power system is a mission-critical asset and it’s imperative to keep it operational for the health and safety of individuals or the viability of a business. We’re offering these new enclosures to give our customers the security to rest easy knowing their power system will be ready-to-go when it’s needed the most.”
The hurricane-rated enclosures are available now on qualifying new KOHLER aluminum enclosure orders.
A global force in power solutions since 1920, KOHLER manufactures complete power systems, including generators (portable, marine, residential, commercial and industrial), automatic transfer switches, switchgear, monitoring controls, and accessories for emergency, prime power and energy-management applications all around the world. The company is committed to reliable, leading edge power-generation products as well as comprehensive after-sale support.