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Curtis In the Community: The Mask Marvels

Katie Millford, accounting assistant at Curtis Engine, is working remotely from home during the COVID-19 quarantine in the busy company of her husband and two small children. 

COVID-19 Update: 3/31/20

To our valued customers, colleagues and partners, On March 30, 2020, the Governors of Maryland and Virginia, along with the Mayor of Washington, D.C., issued stay-at-home orders to slow the spread of COVID-19.  Curtis Engine provides provides mission-critical equipment, parts, and services to a number of the sectors that are considered Essential Critical Infrastructure Industries throughout the region. Therefore, we are continuing to safely provide generators, parts, and services to our customers, working from home whenever possible, while continuing to provide pay and benefits for our employees during this unprecedented period.

COVID-19 Update: 3/24/20

To our valued customers, colleagues and partners, As you may know, the Governor of Maryland yesterday issued an Executive Order closing non-essential businesses in the State of Maryland in an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19. According to the interpretive guidance from the Governor’s Office of Legal Counsel, Curtis Engine provides mission-critical equipment, parts, and services to a number of the sectors that are considered Essential Critical Infrastructure Industries including Commercial Facilities, Communications, Critical Manufacturing, Emergency Services, Energy, Financial Services, Food and Agriculture, Government Facilities, Healthcare and Public Health, Information Technology, Transportation, and Water and Wastewater Systems. Thus we are not required to close in response to this Executive Order.

COVID-19 Readiness at Curtis Engine

To our valued customers and partners: As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to evolve, Curtis Engine is aggressively monitoring the situation and will continue to manage its response under the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the local public health authorities. We know that our customers, who depend on us for power generation in often mission-critical applications, need us more than ever in uncertain times like these. We stand ready to help.

What You Need to Know: Considerations for Sizing A Generator

What size generator do you need? Is your business mission critical? Diesel or Gas?

A Tip of the Hat to Our "Dream” Partners

It’s been said, “Teamwork makes the dream work.”

Recognizing Leadership at Curtis Engine

"The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision." --Ken Blanchard    

Introducing NFPA 110: What You Need to Know

National Fire Protection Association Standard 110 (NFPA 110) is written specifically for emergency and standby power systems and covers installation, maintenance, operation and testing requirements as they pertain to the performance of the emergency power supply system (EPSS). It includes standards related to generators, transfer switches, fuel systems, circuit breakers and other components of the EPSS. The first three chapters of the Standard provide an introduction. Chapters four through eight each address one essential element for compliance.

MTU Adds Microgrids to its Portfolio

Autonomous electricity networks, or microgrids, combine cogeneration plants, diesel- and gas-powered gensets and renewable sources with batteries and a control system that links up all the elements in an intelligent energy management system that can maintain energy availability. Rolls-Royce is now adding turnkey microgrids from MTU to its current portfolio.

Why is Everyone Talking About CHP Systems?

Co-generation, also known as Combined Heat and Power (CHP), is the on-site production of multiple types of energy — usually electricity, heat and/or cooling — from a single source of fuel. While co-generation is not a new concept, we are seeing renewed interest in CHP systems as a viable way to make facilities more resilient while reducing energy costs and helping to meet sustainability and emissions reduction goals.

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