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  • Diesel Generators – Troubleshooting Cooling System Issues
    Diesel Generators can have issues with the cooling systems. Here we offer advice for what to check before calling an engineer. Operator’s Maintenance The most important link in the maintenance chain is the engine operator.  His daily and weekly checks of the cooling system and...
  • Diesel Generators – Starting a Generating Set for the First Time.
    A prime/base load diesel generating set will either have hand or electric starting. 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...
  • dBA Generators – What Is It?
    dBA Generators - what is it? dBA in Generators is the term used to calculate noise levels emanating from a working diesel generator. How to Define Noise Levels? Diesel Generator noise levels are calculated in dB(A) and in free field conditions. 'Free field conditions' means what...
  • Diesel Generators – Automatic Load Shedding – Explained
    Automatic load shedding allows diesel generators to be synchronised to start up and then turn off un-requried generators; in effect shedding load. Hence you only use the power required for the site and not over power. This is also a form of resilience N+1. If...
  • Diesel Generators – Fuel and The Fuel System
    Diesel generators burn red diesel fuel. This fuel is generally recommended for diesel generator sets. Red diesel is the term for tax free fuel commonly used in all diesel generators, unless biodiesel is used. A diesel generator's fuel system must supply the diesel engine with...
  • Deep Sea Controllers – How do they operate Diesel Generators?
    Manual Operation 1. Select manual mode. 2. Press the Start push-button to crank the engine; the engine will start and run off-line. When the 'Generator Available' LED is on (after a delay to allow the oil pressure to rise) the generator can be manually switched...
  • Things to Check Before Starting Your New Generator Set
    It is important to read all the instructions contained in the manual, together with those contained in the engine and alternator manuals. These instructions will ensure that the generating set you have purchased will give you satisfactory operation for a long time. The following points...
  • Batteries – Maintenance and Testing – What to Check
    Maintenance Any and all maintenance should be undertaken by a trained engineer. 1. Always keep battery top and terminals clean. 2. Coat terminals and connections sparingly with petroleum jelly or similar. 3. Keep terminals tight, but NEVER over tighten. 4. Check regularly that electrolyte is...
  • UPS Batteries – How to Check
    UPS Batteries - there is no need to check UPS batteries that are NEWLY installed as they are pre-charged, without the need to check them again. However, it is essential that the UPS is charging its batteries. UPS continually drip feed the batteries to keep...