You may believe that if your facility is prepared for power outages by having an emergency backup generator in place, all you have to do now is wait for a power loss for the generator to start working. Generators, like other complicated machinery, require routine maintenance to avoid equipment failure when it is most needed: during a power outage. There are several types of generator maintenance, all of which should be handled by an emergency power equipment provider. The maintenance services necessary for optimal generator upkeep are listed below, and they are divided into two categories: component inspections and routine annual maintenance.
Parts Checks and Annual Maintenance are provided by Generator Services.
Part Checks (A)
Generator components and liquid reservoirs are checked for readiness in the event of a power loss. These tests are a relatively low cost for generators that are frequently serviced. The following services are included:
- Check the generator’s output voltage at the transfer switch to determine if it’s working properly.
- Perform a transfer switch test to ensure that the switch is working properly.
- If a building’s electricity can be turned off, transfer switch maintenance is required.
- Checking the generator motor oil level, pressure, and condition
- Checking the generator coolant level and condition
- Checking the temperature of the generator cooling circuit at various places
- Checking the block heater’s performance and temperature 8. Checking the pump, belts, and other essential equipment
- Checking the generator’s and transfer switch’s indicator lights
- Checking the generator and transfer switch panel gauges
- Checking the battery, battery connectors, and charger for damage 12. Checking for fluid leaks
- Checking the fuel level
B. Routine Maintenance
- Change the oil in your car
- Oil filters that have been used must be replaced.
- Changing out worn-out fuel filters
- Replace any coolant filters that have been utilised.
- Changing out outdated air filters
- Oil bath air filter re-oiling
- Replace the battery in the transfer switch.
- Adding a gasoline additive to maintain the quality of the fuel
- Adding a coolant additive to keep coolant circuits running
Purchasing a backup generator is a fantastic strategy to protect your company against power interruptions. Although generators are most frequently associated with hospitals, data centres, and other businesses that require continuous power, they are also great for running offices and retail stores during power outages. However, regardless of why you keep a generator or what sort of generator you keep, reaping the benefits of its existence necessitates frequent component inspections and yearly maintenance. Forming a service agreement with an experienced emergency power equipment supplier is the greatest choice for having a generator professionally maintained.