Extending the Life of Your Industrial Generator
When taken care of properly, your industrial generator can last for many years, maximizing your initial investment. Industrial generator maintenance should be carried out at regular intervals by a professional technician. These maintenance services will save you money in the long run by helping to identify repair needs before they become too extensive. The older your equipment grows, the more important routine maintenance is to protect the generator from additional wear and tear.
How Often Should You Service a Generator?
Generally, the manufacturer will recommend a specific maintenance schedule after so many service hours. However, there are certain instances where you may need to service it sooner, such as after extreme weather changes. Excessive dust and moisture can wreak havoc on a generator and should be addressed right away. Along with regular maintenance, investing in a generator enclosure is another great way to keep the elements at bay.
In between maintenance, it’s also recommended to run the...
Common Causes of Generator Failure
You rely on your generator to provide the power that your facility needs should the main electrical grid experience an outage. Continuous power can help you maintain operations and avoid substantial financial losses, ultimately protecting your company’s bottom line. However, even the most reliable generators may fail to start at some point. Here are some of the top reasons that can cause generator failure:
1. Battery Malfunction
There are several things that can cause your battery to fail. For example, loose or dirty connections can adversely affect battery performance. These connections should be cleaned and fastened tightly at periodic intervals. Your battery failure could also be due to a buildup of lead sulfates, which can affect its ability to provide sufficient electrical current. Usually, by the time this has happened, you will need to replace the battery altogether.
2. Fuel, Coolant, or Oil Leaks
Fuel leaks often happen due to an issue with the pump system. You should have...