Keep Up With Remote Monitoring
Generators have come a long way over the years. Today, they are equipped with many technological innovations, like remote monitoring, to make operation more convenient. If you’re in the market for a new generator, you will find that a remote monitoring system can provide a host of benefits for your business. Here’s what you need to know to make the best purchase decision.
What Is Remote Monitoring?
With remote monitoring capability, you will be able to access your power system no matter where you might be. This is especially important if your building happens to experience a power failure when you’re off-site. You’ll be able to see the status of your generator in real-time and ensure that it’s up and running your equipment until the main power is restored.
Benefits of Remote Monitoring
There’s a host of advantages to using a remote monitoring system.
Get Automatic System Updates
With a remote monitoring system, you’ll be able to review critical components of your system. For example, you can get current information about the generator’s:
- Fuel level
- Coolant temperature
- Oil pressure
- Battery voltage
- Engine status
- Diagnostic needs
With this data, you’ll be able to make timely decisions regarding your generator, such as when to refill the fuel or when to schedule maintenance service.
Reduce Downtime and Service Costs
During an emergency situation, you don’t want to have to worry that your generator isn’t working at its best—or worse, that it won’t turn on at all. Remote monitoring allows you to keep track of your generator’s service needs. The system will send you an alert when there is an urgent issue with the unit. These should be addressed right away to avoid potential shutdowns at your facility. Additionally, promptly handling repairs will minimize service costs later—and keep your genset in optimal condition for years to come.
Turn Engine On or Off
If your remote monitoring system alerts you to potential problems with the generator, you will be able to turn it off at the push of a button. You can have a tech address any repair needs and then turn the engine back on remotely—all without having to return to the site yourself.
Keep Generator Efficient
Since the remote monitoring system will alert you when the generator requires attention, keeping up with its preventative maintenance is made much easier. A well-maintained generator will provide you with years of efficient service.
Which Generator Brands Offer Remote Monitoring?
Remote monitoring works with just about any generator brand! We partner with various suppliers to bring our customers the best options on the market. Valley Power Systems is a distributor for Atlas Copco, Blue Star Power Systems, Waukesha, and other top brands.
How Much Does Remote Monitoring Cost?
Prices vary depending on the remote monitoring provider. In general, there is an up-front cost and then a nominal monthly service fee.
Remote Monitoring Supports Preventative Maintenance
Remote monitoring will allow you to stay on top of the services that your generator needs to operate smoothly. At Valley Power Systems, we have highly trained and certified technicians to manage your generator maintenance needs, such as:
- Filter changes: Filters help to keep dirt and dust particles away from the engine. These can cause extreme damage and result in a malfunctioning system. The filters should be changed at every routine inspection, or more often in dusty conditions. We’ll conduct a filter change at every visit to maximize airflow.
- Oil changes: To minimize wear and tear, a generator engine needs regular oil changes just like a vehicle engine does. Our crew will take of the job, ensuring that your engine’s parts are well lubricated so that they can work together smoothly.
- Cooling system inspections: Many times, the cooling system simply needs a coolant refill to keep the engine temperature balances. Other times, it may need a radiator repair, a hose replacement, or something more extensive. Our technicians at Valley Power Systems can handle it all. We also offer coolant sampling, which allows us to assess the quality of the existing coolant. If needed, we’ll recommend a flush of the system.
- Fuel system checks: Our technicians know what signs to look for when there’s a problem with your fuel system. If the engine is making strange noises, loses power, or sputters, we will get to the root of the issue and handle the repair for you fast. With a properly functioning fuel system, you’ll see a boost in efficiency.
- Engine testing: Industrial engines are subject to much wear and tear, especially as time goes on. The best way to protect yourself is through a comprehensive engine test. We’ll run the unit and look for key signs of engine troubles. If we notice an issue, we’ll provide you with a cost-effective solution.
- Leak checks: Leaks can cost your business a ton of money in wasted energy. Unfortunately, some leaks can be hard to detect at first. We have the proper tools, equipment, and knowledge to identify hidden leaks and repair them before they progress into a larger problem.
Remote monitoring and our skilled technicians can help you keep up with all of these tasks and more. At Valley Power Systems, our goal is to extend the life of your standby generator, maximizing your investment. Our team is factory trained and certified to work on commercial power systems of all sizes. Every time we visit for a service, we’ll ensure your generator has what it needs to properly handle your power requirements in the event of an emergency. Client satisfaction is our top priority.
Discover Remote Monitoring Solutions
At Valley Power Systems, we know that you want to get the most out of your generator. One of the best ways to do this is by investing in remote monitoring. Serving all of California, we’re proud to offer a wide range of power systems with advanced technology to fit your needs. Contact our friendly staff today to review your options.