Starting a Diesel Generator Set for the First Time

diesel-generators-04How to Start a Diesel Generator Set for the First Time

A prime/base load diesel generating set will either have hand or electric starting.

Note:
On a hand start engine,
please refer to the engine instruction book, which will advise on decompression for that specific engine.

On electric start units,
starting and stopping of the unit is facilitated by means of a start/stop push-button. This is located on the control panel or a key switch.

Starting and stopping of the unit is via pushing the appropriate start/stop push-button.
Or you can turn the key switch to a start position.

Next, check the set visually to identify the control panel settings.

Then, see if the set is programmed to start automatically. Ideally without any manual intervention.

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