The open frame is designed for installation within a walk-in shelter.
A walk-in shelter is the preferred set-up for our customers as it facilitates easy generator maintenance. We find higher-quality services can be given to the generator when the mechanic can walk into the enclosure, close the door behind him, turn on the light and work on the generator without snow, wind, or rain pouring effecting him.
A closed enclosure within a shelter tends to reduce preventative maintenance, as any component that’s hidden from sight is also hidden from mind. Being able to see all the components without removing any panels facilitates preventative maintenance by making it easy to observe any components exhibiting a problem, for example a leak.
We have two standard frame sizes: 4 to 10 kW and 10 to 20 kW.
The open frame is designed to be pushed against the wall with the shelter wall and has a cut-out allowing the radiator to blow the hot air directly to the outside.
You may remove the radiator from the open enclosure in place the radiator on the outside of the shelter, thereby reducing the amount of air is required to circulate through the shelter. This is advantageous in arctic type climates because the large volume of cold air drawn in by the radiator can cause other appliances to freeze. Placing the radiator on the outside of the shelter allows only the air required for engine combustion to enter the shelter and the larger volume of air required for radiator cooling is left outside the shelter. The requirements for placing the radiator outside the shelter in arctic environment do require more instruction than described on this page, please consult with Polar Power.
The open frame allows for stacking of the generators, one on top of another.
The open frame is constructed of 1.5 inch steel square tubing.