Providing power to remote locations requires the use of generators and other mobile power options designed to operate in extreme conditions for long periods. Here are several compressors, generators and mobile worker units designed to keep your work site portable and powered.

High and Low Pressure Gas Compressors

Mobile compressor unit

The MP 43-98 Agility mobile compressor unit from Graham Equipment & Manufacturing has a Curtis CH-98 compressor, and a 4.3L GM engine. It comes complete and ready to be used and installed at any location. It can generate high volumes and pressure and handles wet gas. All belts, sheaves and plumbing come complete with pop-off valves, inlet scrubber and totally enclosed control panel. Optional compressors and power are available. 877/566-7867;

Air Compressors

Hydraulic rotary screw air compressor

The CAS60R rotary screw air compressor from Iowa Mold Tooling Co. provides air delivery of 60 cfm at 150 psi. The hydraulically driven, continuous-duty rotary screw unit is single-stage and pressure-lubricated, designed for heavy-duty use in mobile applications. It has a hydraulic aftercooler that is integrated into the compressor design, reducing weight and the physical footprint on top of the body sidepack. 800/247-5958;

Two-stage gas-powered compressor

The W11HGB-30P two-stage wheeled portable air compressor from Jenny Products has an 11 hp Honda GX-Series engine with electric start. It includes a 30-gallon, ASME-certified air tank with a durable powder coat, and produces 21 cfm at 100 psi or 17.6 cfm at 175 psi. Splash lubrication with “Ultimate Blue” compressor-pump oil offers contractor-duty protection of the pistons, crankshaft, bearings, rings and cylinders. It is belt driven with a large flywheel and unloading valves for easy startups and extra cooling, and a directional air shroud helps further reduce pump temperatures. The unit is also equipped with an enclosed belt guard, protectively mounted fittings, a stainless steel braided discharge hose and a large canister intake filter with replaceable filter elements. It includes two fully pneumatic tires and convenient lifting handles. 814/445-3400;

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Fuel-efficient rotary screw air compressor

The Viper Diesel 80 cfm rotary screw air compressor from Vanair offers 80 cfm at 100 psi to operate 90-pound jackhammers, as well as 1 1/2-inch impact wrenches and piercing tools. Its automatic variable throttle control minimizes fuel consumption, and its compact design fits behind the vehicle’s cab or can be mounted on the sidepack. It has auto engine off and restart based on air demand, and has access to air power with the truck turned off. It uses a Tier 4-certified Kubota engine, and comes with microprocessor-managed technology that provides automatic engine speed control to match engine rpm to actual air demand. It also displays operator information such as pressure, temperature, engine rpm and operating hours. 800/526-8817;

Portable Power Stations/Mobile Accessories

Oilfield tail roller

Oilfield tail rollers and bumper assemblies from Atoka Precision Machine Shop feature custom mounting for any trailer design. The 8-inch rollers are rated for 70 tons, with the 6-inch rated for 40 tons. The rollers are mechanic-friendly with greasible bearings that mount on a machined stub. They are fully machined and freely roll without resistance. Double cradle support rollers mount under the tail roller for extra support with grease fittings, 1-inch side plates, grade-8 bolts, weavel pins and rings included. Mounting can be customized for any trailer design, including in an I-beam, and channel with or without a full bumper assembly. 580/364-0182;

Spark-ignited engine

The 9-liter spark-ignited engine from Generac Industrial Power, used on Generac 80 and 100 kW generators, is made for use with gaseous fuel in industrial applications. It includes stainless steel intake and exhaust valves for long life, Stellite (a cobalt-based alloy) corrosion-resistant valve seats, and reduced valve angles to minimize friction. It has hypereutectic cast aluminum pistons for thermal expansion resistance, tighter clearances for quieter operation, and long piston ring life. 888/436-3722;

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Pliable solar flex panels

GP-FLEX thin, flexible, ultra-high-efficiency solar panels from Go Power use monocrystalline cells to produce a high level of power. They require no mounting brackets or framework, and at 3 mm thick, can be contoured to mount almost anywhere on a vehicle. They are aerodynamic and are engineered to be virtually indestructible, clad in impermeable marine-grade laminate. They can be secured with fasteners through pre-cut eyelets or adhesively mounted to metal, rubber, fiberglass and plastic surfaces with parabolic bends of as much as 30 degrees. The panels are durable enough to walk on and can be affixed to horizontal body surfaces that sustain foot traffic. A power system can be configured to generate a battery-charging range of 1.7 to 100-plus amps per hour. The system includes panels, a solar controller that prevents battery overcharging, a complete wire harness system, an EX1050 absorbed glass mat (AGM) deep-cycle battery bank, a pure or modified sine inverter and heavy-duty AC power outlets. They come in 30-, 100- and 200-watt power kits, and can be paired with a wide range of inverters. 866/247-6527;

Heavy-duty alternator

The Model 6P6-3300 alternator from Kato Engineering is rated at 600 volts, 1950 kVA and 0.7 pF, and designed to operate at 1,200 rpm. Two-per-phase RTDs in the stator and space heaters are standard. Class H insulation is used on all windings, and to protect against premature failure in harsh environments, all windings undergo vacuum-pressure impregnation. To reduce rotor damper cage heating caused by nonlinear loads, copper amortisseur windings are standard. It is a two-bearing design, and both bearings are antifriction, grease-lubricated wide-race type. Heavy-duty end brackets have replaceable wear sleeves, and grease can be purged at any time. 507/625-4011;

Generator Sets

One-megawatt generator

The QAC 1200 1 MW generator from Atlas Copco CMT has a Cummins QST30G5 Tier 2 certified diesel engine and provides 1140 kVA/912 kW prime power rating (60 Hz). The integrated fuel tank provides a minimum run time of eight hours. It has been engineered with 500-hour service intervals and operates at a noise level of 85 dBA at 1 meter. Contained in a CSC approved 20-foot container with a spillage-free frame, it complies with environmental regulations. An optional Qc4002 controller enables a user to parallel two or more generators for applications exceeding single unit capability. Users can customize the unit based on site conditions such as high altitudes or extreme weather conditions. 800/732-6762;

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Tier 4 mobile generator set

Mobile generator sets from Cummins Power Generation meet Tier 4 Final standards without using diesel particulate filters. The units are available in power outputs from 150 to 275 kW, and use an after-treatment package that includes a combination of in-cylinder engine improvements, exhaust gas recirculation and selective catalytic reduction exhaust. Its in-cylinder combustion reduces fuel consumption, with the units 4 to 5 percent more fuel efficient than previous Tier 3 models. It delivers higher availability and longer running times between service intervals with no increase in package size. Packaged generators include a diesel exhaust fluid reservoir and fuel tank, both sized to ensure uninterrupted 24-hour run time, switchable 60/50 Hz dual frequency, and simplified paralleling for fleet flexibility. 763/574-5000;

Custom generator sets

Generator sets from CK Power are available in power ranges from 7 to 600 kW in both diesel and natural gas options. Custom sets are available in mobile and stationary options and are built to particular application needs. Other options include a multi-voltage switch, cold-weather package and sound/weather enclosures. 855/257-6937;

Electronic fuel-injected generator

The EU7000 electronic fuel-injected portable generator from Honda Power Equipment produces 7,000 watts of power, has a dry weight of 262 pounds, and has a 5.1-gallon gas tank that allows it to operate for six hours per tankful of gas at rated load. By utilizing a separate triple chamber construction comprised of an exhaust, engine and intake chamber and the Eco-Throttle design, it achieves a noise level of approximately 60 dB at rated load. It offers a maximum 7000 VA of enhanced commercial-grade electricity with a wave-form distortion factor of less than 2.5 percent, and incorporates inverter technology designed to power computers and sensitive electronic equipment that demand consistent electrical current. It includes a wheel kit with large semipneumatic tires and folding handles, and an iMonitor digital display. The GX390 engine provides low-emission, four-cycle power. 678/339-2600;

Propane-powered mobile generator

Environmentally friendly propane-powered mobile generators from KOHLER Power Systems are available in 30 to 680 kVA models. They are EPA-certified for prime applications, can easily switch to natural gas, and are eligible for incentives of $1,000 to $8,500 through the Propane Education and Research Council. They offer onboard fuel storage for run time of up to 24 hours, with the option to use an on-site fuel source for extended usage. They can be customized with optional cam-locks and a voltage selector switch. 800/544-2444;

Mobile generator

The PowerPro 150 mobile generator from MMD Equipment has an Isuzu diesel engine that delivers up to 165 kVA and can run 25 hours on a full load before refueling. It has Quietech sound reduction and is built with a 110 percent fluid containment system to protect the surrounding environment. A control panel is standard for operator convenience. Curbside power connections enable safe setup and testing. A Lynxrite heavy-duty trailer is available for easy towing. 800/433-1382;

Industrial generator

RGV13100T industrial generators from Subaru Industrial Power Products have 20.5 hp engines and deliver a maximum output of 13,000 watts (10,000 watt standard output rating). They offer 8.9 hours of continuous run time at the rated load and have a current transformer for three- and single-phase operation. 800/277-6246;

Office/Housing Trailers

Portable housing trailer

Portable housing trailers from Lone Tree USA are industrial-grade, self-contained units that come equipped with water, septic system and electrical power. Other amenities include phone, Internet and cable television. Temperature-controlled heating and air conditioning, porcelain sinks and toilets, and comfortable sleeping quarters provide additional comfort. The units are insulated for climate extremes, and the company can provide logistics, transportation, setup and takedown of the units for movement to sites. 801/491-8151;

Restroom Trailers

Custom-manufactured restroom trailer

Custom-manufactured restroom trailers from Advanced Containment Systems have heavy-duty steel-frame construction approved and certified by the U.S. Army. They come with 400-plus-gallon sloped holding tanks built into the chassis for better drainage. Options include climate control, no-touch flush and sink controls, and high-quality sound systems. Amenities are offered with many size and layout options, including ADA options. 800/927-2271;

Lowering restroom trailer

Omega J-Series restroom trailers from AMS Global have a Jets Vacuumerator system that liquefies waste and paper products and can pump to a sewer up to 100 yards away. They flush using a pint of water, so onboard waste tanks will hold more flushes. Frame walls are built using 1.5-inch tubular steel with durable granitized steel floors. The trailer is constructed of steel, composite fiberglass panels and aluminum. The chassis has been tested at over 16,000 pounds capacity and incorporates four 4,000-pound-lift remote-controlled jacks that reduce liability issues and achieve ADA compliance. 888/574-4222;

Interchangeable temporary restroom

The Stop, Drop & Go interchangeable temporary restroom from JAG Mobile Solutions operates as a series of non-axled boxes designed to be moved and placed either by forklift, tilt-back, roll-off or with a trailering system. They can fit into tight quarters, have a reduced overall height and offer ideal egress. They are available in a variety of configurations, including ADA-compliant models, in sizes from 8 to 24 feet, with custom or factory interiors. 800/815-2557;


Mobile shower trailer

Mobile shower trailers from Ameri-Can Engineering are available in handicapped-accessible and ADA-compliant models. Each trailer is designed for rugged long-term use and to easily accommodate large numbers of users with comfort and cleanliness. They are easy to set up and service. Trailers are custom crafted from the frame up. They are available in many different sizes, interiors and floor plans, with extra-large steel epoxy-lined waste tanks and TorFlex axles. 574/892-5151;

Solar-powered emergency eye wash and shower trailer

The solar-powered dual emergency eye wash and shower trailer from Comforts of Home Services has a solar energy source capable of powering all its components. A converter allows normal shore power to run the 12-volt system of the trailer. Two independent 300-plus-gallon water tanks supply the necessary water requirements to meet OSHA standards. The interior shower area is accessed through a drop-down ramp, with an optional entrance enclosure if necessary. The interior finish is FRP walls, trimmed out in aluminum with a spray-in rubberized floor with drains. The length of the trailer is 19 feet, including the tongue. It is equipped with a 450-gallon waste tank and tandem axles. 630/906-8002;

Safety shower trailer

The safety mobile shower trailer from Rich Specialty Trailers has a single safety shower room and a large mechanical room. It includes a drench shower to allow 20 gpm of tepid water into an acid-resistant shower pan and holding tank. Entrance to the shower room is with a platform step and wide steel door. There is an additional eye-wash station included in the shower room. The mechanical room holds a 335-gallon freshwater tank of warmed water for the shower. It is available with air conditioning and a winter package. 260/593-2279;

Decontamination Stations

Decontamination shower

Decon Showers from Husky Portable Containment are available in steel or aluminum frames. They are collapsible and lightweight, with a quick and easy setup anywhere water is available. They come with a PVC shower, four showerheads and an easy-to-use hand-held sprayer. Optional elevation grids and privacy curtains are available. 800/260-9950;


Pipe fusion shelter

The QuickCamp System from McElroy Manufacturing allows operators to fuse pipe from 8 inches IPS to 36 inches OD day or night during severe weather conditions in a climate-controlled shelter that protects fusion joints from the elements. A single operator can load and align pipe by remote control from inside the shelter with the MegaMc PolyHorse and MegaMc Rollers pipe-handling tools, which are included in the system, in addition to a 1236/900 or 824/630 fusion carriage. The carriage can be moved by up to 18 inches so that the pipe ends can be adjusted for proper face-off when pulling pipe through the shelter. 918/836-8611;

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