Generator Leaks Diesel

Generator leaking diesel fuel can be extremely dangerous and cause serious environmental issues.

Potential causes of fuel leaks are normally detected and prevented during regular servicing.

However, if you suspect that you have a diesel fuel leak then the following will need to be actioned immediately:

  • Use your spill kit to soak up the leakage spill.
  • Contain the spill to stop it spreading any further.
  • Ensure the generator is turned OFF whilst you locate & stop the leak.
  • Do a visual check of the entire generator, especially around the area of the leak, looking for cracks, corrosion, loose pipes, cracked hoses, etc.
  • Check the integrity of all fuel hoses and tighten hose clamps if necessary. Touch the hoses check for weaknesses & perishing of rubber.
  • Inspect the fuel tank for signs of corrosion or damage.
  • Has the tank been recently refuelled? Many suspected fuel leaks ultimately turn out to be the result of an overfilled base tank. Change your fuel supplier
  • Ensure you have a bunded fuel tank so in future any leak will be contained.
  • Prevention is the best solution. Check for wear and tear in advance and fix.

The majority of the above can be avoided by PowerContinuity preventative service and maintenance. Call 0845 055 8455 for further assistance. We’re here to help 24/7


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