7 Tips for Optimizing Fuel Efficiency for Your Industrial Power System
If you have an industrial-grade generator, you may have some concerns regarding optimizing fuel efficiency. Fuel costs have risen dramatically over the last few years, so you want to save as much money as possible fueling your power system. Does your unit seem to use more fuel today than it did when you first purchased it, even though your power requirements haven’t changed much? This is because these heavy-duty systems can wear down over time, so they must work harder to carry your power load as they age. However, there are some things that you can do to optimize fuel efficiency to help reduce utility and fuel costs as well as extend the lifespan of your industrial power system. Follow these tips below, and you’ll...
Summer 2023: How to Improve Your Generator’s Efficiency
Summer is here, which means increased energy costs for businesses all throughout California. This is a great time of year to consider how you can improve the efficiency of your generator power system. At Valley Power Systems, we know that taking the proper steps will not only help your unit operate more efficiently, but it will also save you on energy expenses and maximize the lifespan of your generator. Here are our best tips for improving the efficiency of your power system just in time for the scorching summer months ahead.
Maintain Clean Air Filters
Dirty air filters are a top contributor to reduced efficiency for generator power systems. Your filters are designed to trap dust, dirt, and other debris to keep these particles from damaging the engine. However, a dirty filter will limit airflow...
As a business owner, protecting your company’s bottom line is a top priority. At some point, you might have to consider whether you need to repair or replace your generator power system. Having a new generator installed can be a significant investment, so you want to make sure that you are making the right choice for your business. Here are five of the top signs that you should replace the unit versus making a repair.
1. Frequent Repairs
While repairing your power system might be cheaper on the outset, frequent repairs can add up very quickly. You will need to consider the cost of the needed repairs and whether or not you expect additional repairs in the near future. Usually, once a generator has needed major repairs, it’s a sign that the system is starting to break down,...
Do You Need Spare Trucks or Equipment for Your Company?
If you are the owner or operator of a small business, the idea of having spare trucks and equipment might seem like a crazy notion. Once your operation grows a bit, however, the questions about extra capacity become more realistic and tangible. In fact, some of our customers would certainly claim that they need to have extra trucks or engines to work with. There could be several reasons, including:
A need to substitute equipment at depots or jobsites because of breakdowns
Seasonal or unpredictable spikes in demand for transportation or other services
High costs associated with missed deliveries or deadlines
Modern machinery is an amazing thing. With thousands of years of experience in engineering behind us, we can mold a relatively small amount of metal into an amazing volume of horsepower and put it to specific uses. Not only that, but we can run our devices for hundreds of thousands of miles and expect them to work reliably. However, even the most carefully designed and constructed machinery is going to need serious attention at some point. You can prolong the life of a heavy diesel engine, generator, or marine power unit with careful maintenance, but eventually you’re going to be looking at an overhaul. Otherwise the wear and tear on pistons and other moving parts could render your engines unreliable.Anyone who has worked in a business that requires heavy machinery knows that budgeting time and...