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  • Data Centre Refurbishment And Upgrades 
    Data centre refurbishment and upgrades at first glance might sound reasonably straightforward. Power Continuity, stop and consider the various options and permutations, along with the individual and differing needs of each company, you begin to realise that data centre design is not as simple as it...
  • The Role of Static Transfer Switches – How fast do They Switch?
    Static Transfer Switches - How fast do They Switch, In the event of a power loss? Power Continuity installations switch seamlessly via STS to the UPS & Generator supplies without any break, to avoid any disruption or loss to your site; virtually instantaneous. No Break...
  • Diesel Generator Frequency – Explained
    Diesel generator frequency is the Electrical frequency, measured in Hertz (Hz), which describes the number of times that the current alternates, or changes direction, each second. This can be seen in an alternating current sine wave graph on an oscilloscope display, each complete wave being caused...
  • Data Centre Cooling & Air Conditioning
    Data centre cooling & air conditioning is a given. Every Data centre is rammed with racks of servers that continually generate masses of heat. If servers overheat they should & will automatically shut down to prevent damage, for sure, this will be creating a ‘domino-effect’...
  • Diesel Generator Won’t Start
    Your diesel generator won’t start; you need to check these FIRST. Check first the emergency STOP is not pushed in. This is the most common cause of the generator NOT starting. Release the emergency stop button by twisting it outwards to release. You can then feel...
  • Generator Won’t Stop – Fails to Stop
    If your diesel generator won’t stop and for some reason, just keeps running and for some reason, just keeps running and it will NOT stop, there are a number of suggestions that you need to check FIRST. - Check if the breaker is jammed in the...
  • Generator – Red Hot Glowing Turbo
    If the Turbo on your generator is glowing red hot then the first thing to do is to STOP the generator. Allow it to rest. Do NOT run the generator with a RED HOT turbo. Possible causes: Restriction in the air flow in the engine...
  • Generator Water Leaks
    Generator water leaks can happen Potential causes of water leaks are normally detected prior to leaks happening and both prevented and repaired during regular servicing. However, if you suspect that you have a water leak or may have a non identified water leak then the...
  • 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...
  • Generator Failed to Start
    Generator fails to start. No noise or action. Generator DEAD. Nothing at all ! What to do next? Let’s consider some possibilities and check carefully through the check list :- Battery failure (most common reason)- Old battery-NO water in cells- Battery stolen and not there...
  • Generator Smoking
    Generator smoking when running means that there are issues to be fixed. Generator smoke upon starting up, is usual, as the diesel fuel in the cylinders is burned off in the first few seconds of operation and then should clear immediately thereafter leaving an almost...
  • Generator Starts Then Stops Immediately – Why?
    Generator starts then stops immediately, here are 8 reasons why a generator may shut down after starting up: Reason 1 Check if NO water in the radiator Reason 2 Check Very low oil in engine - extremely low oil level Reason 3 Check Very low fuel...
  • Power Cuts Reality
    Moorside nuclear power plant officially cancelled. Japanese firm Toshiba said the huge loss incurred by one of its UK subsidiaries was due to writing off hundreds of millions of pounds of investment in the proposed Moorside nuclear power plant, in West Cumbria. Former EDF chief...
  • Leaking Turbo on Diesel Generators
    Turbochargers spin at very high speeds and at high temperatures, this contributes to wear and tear on the bearings which over time can fail. The bearing spin in a thin coating of oil. The oil is kept in place with seals lubricating the turbine and...
  • Leaking Oil in Diesel Generators
    Leaking oil can be caused by loose components, deteriorated gaskets, incorrectly fitted components, very high environment temperatures with little or no ventilation ;and the biggest cause of all is the lack of regular maintenance. Over many years, generator components can come loose through vibration caused...