How can I prepare my generator for the winter?

Generator covered in snow

1.     Why should I winterize my diesel generator? 2.     What issues cause my back-up power to fail in the winter? 3.     Inspecting your emergency power source. 4.     Checking the battery. 5.     Changing your standby generator oil. 6.     Regularly inspect all replaceable parts. 7.     Ensure that your generator is well ventilated. 8.     Give it a workout! […]

What type of oil should I use in my diesel generator?

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How does oil protect my generator? Your oil plays a vital part in the health of your generator diesel engine. It provides the lubrication to critical components such as the crank shaft and bearings, turbo bearings, valves and valve springs. It also assists with decontamination by removing dirt or deposits away from the engine and […]

Is diesel generator failure preventable?

Generator Failure

Sometimes just owning a generator isn’t enough to save your business from power loss.   A standby diesel generator is the most effective way to quickly restore power following an unexpected outage. They are capable of starting and taking load within 10-15 seconds. When used in combination with an online UPS (uninterruptible power supply), your […]

How much can a loose wire cost your business?

Loose Wiring

Sounds like a minor irritation doesn’t it? Just a loose wire, nothing more… But a loose wire or cable termination can become a serious matter if left unchecked. In fact, a large amount of power loss and electrical fires are caused by something as simple as this.   I’ll start with some basics to understand […]