Generator Common Faults

Generator common faults that we frequently deal with during client call outs at Powercontinuity we have listed below. As you will see many of them are either totally avoidable or easily sorted.

Generator Common Faults

  • Emergency Stop pressed – again similarly to the UPS, with a generator often located outside and potentially accessible by many, it often happens that someone will press the emergency stop. Remember a generator will not start automatically if the emergency stop has not been reset.
  • Low Fuel level – a generator can happily run for hours and can be refuelled whilst running. Always remember to keep an eye on the fuel tank level, especially during a prolonged power outage as you don’t want to run out of fuel.
  • Wet Stacking – running a generator continuously at low power ratings can cause wet stacking which is a build up of uncombusted fuel. Ensuring the generator runs with a decent amount of load (either by doing an onload test or using a loadbank) will avoid wet stacking.

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