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Stroll Down Memory Lane… and Holabird Avenue!

Dial back to 1963 through 1993 to the stark enclave of factories, taverns, and warehouses of Southeast Baltimore. The setting is the former Curtis Engine facility located on Holabird Avenue. Sitting on an incline on more than two acres in this gritty slice near Dundalk was the service department building. Down the hill was the main building that housed parts and people.

Emergency vs. Standby Systems: What is the Difference?

The term “Emergency Generator” is often used incorrectly to describe the generator used to provide backup power to a facility. Officially, as defined by NFPA 70, National Electrical Code (NEC), there are four types of backup or standby power systems: Emergency Systems, Legally Required Standby Systems, Optional Standby Systems and Critical Operations Power Systems (COPS). Understanding the differences among these system classifications is important for determining which codes and standards apply and for what the design, installation, inspection, maintenance and testing requirements are for the backup power system.

PS-SPEC Enhancements

MTU Onsite Energy is excited to introduce enhancements to our PS-SPEC™ Power System Sizing and Specification Program

Best Practices for a Successful Generator Set Installation

In the Summer issue of our Power Generation PULSE  eNewsletter, we examine the question: What is involved in a successful generator set installation? To come up with the answers, we spoke with three of Curtis Engine’s longtime electrical contracting partners. Don D’Amato, President Electric Advantage

3 Ways to Prepare Now for the Next Hurricane

Calling for a near-normal hurricane season, NOAA predicts four to eight hurricanes this year – including two to four major hurricanes. National Hurricane Center data show that at least 13 hurricanes affected Mid-Atlantic states between 1995 and 2017. Many of us have vivid memories of Hurricane Isabel in September 2003, one of the most destructive tropical cyclones to ever hit the Baltimore area. All it takes is one powerful storm to wreak havoc on communities in its path.

A Night of Good Food, Good Drink and Good Memories

The Baltimore Museum of Industry was the perfect setting for Curtis Engine’s recent 75th anniversary bash. Over the decades, Curtis Engine has evolved into the Mid-Atlantic region’s leader in providing world-class power generation equipment and service for commercial, institutional and government customers.

Join a Three-Part Live Webinar Series on Microgrids and Receive CEUs

Curtis Engine and MTU Onsite Energy announce the new three-part live webinar on microgrids. See the 2019 schedule for the Live Webinars on Microgrids series below:

Engineer’s Guidebook Updated!

MTU Onsite Energy is pleased to announce that the Engineer’s Guidebook has been updated

Maryland Governor Hogan Kicks Off Curtis Engine’s 75th Anniversary Celebration

Baltimore, Md. — May 14, 2019 — Maryland Governor Larry Hogan was the guest of honor at the recent Curtis Engine ceremonial ribbon-cutting event that celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Mid-Atlantic regional power generation solutions provider. The event, which kicked off the company’s anniversary celebration, took place on Friday, May 10. The event was attended by employees, executive leadership and the board of directors of Curtis Engine along with members of the industry news media.

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