September 15, 2016
Diesel generators are very strong, durable and reliable, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need any maintenance. Large facilities such as insurance companies, department of transportation, radio station, and telecommunication companies use large generators because of their reliable and durable power supply source and also because they are considered cheaper to operate due to low fuel costs. In comparison with gasoline and propane, diesel fuel is the most affordable option. Maintenance of generators can be costly, but it is still necessary if you want them to endure working continuously for hours and start off their power supply system on full load. In this article, we’ll mention some basic maintenance tips you must follow if you want to ensure your generators provide you quality power during their lifespan, but we’ll give more focus on fuel conservation and the importance of cleaning it.
How to start?
It is best to follow the maintenance schedule given by the manufacturer. You should always conduct a routine general inspection, do lubrication services, check the cooling system and the fuel system, regularly test the batteries (since weak or undercharged are a common cause of power system failure), polish your fuel, perform occasionally engine exercises and keep your generator clean.
Fuel system maintenance
If you take care of the fuel correctly, you’ve got more than half of the maintenance job already done. Diesel usually becomes contaminated with fuel bugs, even if it’s properly stored. You must clean the fuel on time because contamination can increase to the point where it damages your engines and machines. Regular generator set exercise is recommended to slow down the degradation process of the fuel. If diesel is not used and replaced in three to six months, you must clean it! Besides this, it’s vital to drain and clean the fuel filters occasionally, regularly check the coolant level, oil level, fuel system and starting system.
This process is very hard to carry out on your own, so if you don’t want to deal with this on your own, for all your fuel polishing and maintenance needs, contact Green Coast Fuel Management to provide you quality services and immediate assistance.
Fuel polishing is critical for prolonging and optimizing the lifespan of your fuel. Simply put, this process will make your fuel usable once again. If you don’t know how fuel is polished, let me briefly explain it to you. This process is not difficult to understand. Fuel contamination is typically built over time and it can easily be removed by using a fuel polisher or a diesel fuel conditioner and restore it to its original state. This method is very cost effective because besides from saving you a few extra bucks it will also optimize your fuel, increasing its effectiveness. The process of cleaning starts by transporting the fuel into the fuel polishing system and filtrate the impurities from it. After the filtration process, the fuel is restored to its storage tank. It is as simple as that. Of course, the fuel will be restored in the exactly same way as the supplier delivered it. If you’re looking for more information about this process, please visit the website of Green Coast Fuel Management.
Timely fuel polishing and a well-maintained standby power system are the two most important things you should focus on if you want to feel safe during utility power outages. This is crucial for health care facilities, business data centers, government offices, police and fire departments, airports and water and sewage treatment plants. If a utility power outage occurs in these facilities, the damage followed by this will be enormously expensive, and when it comes to hospitals, it can be indeed life threatening.