As stated in the article Generators for Hurricanes "Power System Services can not stress enough preventative maintenance, from batteries to fuel supply your generators needs care in order to take care of you." What is simply one may argue the easiest to inspect just happens to be the number one reasons why a generator fails to start. Batteries exceeding all other failure types exponentially, is the most common failure to producing the power you need when you need it. This article we are going to share what PSS does when inspecting and preforming preventative maintenance, in which hopefully there is something in here for you that's note worthy.
Debris: With debris coming in multiple forms one thing PSS does before starting up a generator is check for things such as leave or dirt that may be in or in surrounding areas of the breathing passage of the generator. This can be ventilation of the enclosure, or the air filters.
Batteries: Before starting your source for back up power its important to check your battery for good connection, corrosion, and if you can, apply a load-test to them. Cable connections from the generator to the building is another important source to check, as well as making sure you have good grounds.
Visual: As taking a walk around from the radiator the control panel PSS keeps a look out for oil drips, loose fittings, and hose condition. When inspecting belts and tight connections it's important to disconnect power from the generator before engaging in any action within the generator.
Fluids: Correct amount of fluids from your engine to radiator is important to check to avoid overheating faults. When PSS is checking these things we will take PAG into consideration to help the longevity of our clients equipment.
With many more details to take into consideration, listed above are some basic principals PSS does before starting any piece of equipment whether it may be for a load-bank test, or a final installation for a client. Hiring a professional for routine maintenance and load-bank test will minimize risk as well as add benefit to the life of your generator. Different generators have different needs depending on the environment, so it's important to know what to tailor for yours. Power System Services provides full generator services and as a reseller, we can provide any service for our clients from mechanical, to electrical PSS is "Your Partner in the Power Business."