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  • Diesel Generators – Leaking Coolant Seals
    Leaking coolant seals on Diesel generators is a common occurrence and is caused by loose components, deteriorated seals, and incorrectly fitted components where the seal has been incorrectly tightened and has been trapped or twisted prior to being fitted. Jubilee clips can work loose or...
  • Leaking Oil Gaskets on Diesel Generators
    Leaking gaskets on a generator can be caused by loose components, deteriorated gaskets, and incorrectly fitted components and lack of regular maintenance. Components can come work loose through vibration caused by a running generator, or through the use of non-genuine parts, which may not fit...
  • How to RE-SET emergency stop alarm on a Deep Sea Controller or Generator
    How to RE-SET emergency stop alarm on a Deep Sea Controller  Generator Before resetting any alarm, it is important to ensure that the reason or event that lead to the Emergency Stop being activated is no longer present or has been resolved.  Once this has...
  • 3 Things You must know about Diesel Generators before Installation – It could cost you your job!
    Wow, the title of this article seems a bit drastic, doesn't it? But of course it is true. If you are in charge of the generator installation project for your business and you fail to be aware and allow for the points below, you risk...
  • Powering a Data Centre – why does the power fail even with a UPS & how to properly failsafe?
    So you've gone and installed a UPS backing up your data centre. Excellent, you may think. Now I am fully power protected. But is that really the case? Whilst it may be true that you are protected against spikes, brownouts and short duration power cuts,...
  • 5 ways UPS systems fail to improve data centre uptime & how to avoid these mistakes
    Just because you have a UPS, or more likely multiple UPS, in your datacentre, it doesn't necessarily guarantee a better uptime if you fall into one of these 5 mistakes: 1. Poor or no maintenance regime It is surprising how many customers pay good money...
  • DFIG – what are they?
    DFIG stands for Double Fed Induction Generators and are most noticeably used in wind turbines for electricity production. Unlike a generator alternator, which generates electricity rotating at a nice constant 1500RPM, the wind (as well know) is significantly less reliable and therefore to maximise the...
  • Why Replace Generator Hoses?
    As we mentioned in the other FAQ, generator hoses are an important part of the engine and as such it is important that they not be allowed to fail as the consequences for the generator operation are critical. To avoid your generator being out of action...
  • Generator Engine Hoses
    Generator hoses are an important part of the engine carrying vital engine coolant, lubricating oil, fuel and exhaust gases to ensure the engine continues working. The hoses are made of suitably resistant materials to ensure that they do not fail prematurely and can withstand the...
  • Can Low Temperature affect batteries?
    Low temperatures will affect batteries. Consistently low temperatures will shorten the life of a battery quite dramatically. As we have discussed in other FAQs the ambient temperature has a significant impact on the longevity and performance of VRLA batteries. Batteries operate best in an ambient...
  • UPS Batteries Overheating – Why?
    UPS batteries can overheat… Really? The short answer is YES they do, and dangerously! UPS VRLA batteries are designed to operate at temperatures ambient 20 degrees celsius, plus or minus a few degrees either way. High battery temperatures will significantly reduce the battery life and...
  • How to deal with a Diesel Spill?
    The exact action to be taken will depend on the extent of the diesel spillage (i.e. whether this is 100ml or 1,000 litres). The general procedure to follow is the following: Stop the spill  The leak or spill should be stopped by properly qualified and...
  • UPS Fire Risk
    UPS Fire Risk - Keep Dust Free UPS Fire Risk, Keep Dust Free at all times. UPS do not mix well with water or dust. It can cause local damage to individual boards or potentially the catastrophic failure of the whole unit. The most dangerous...
  • What to do with swollen batteries?
    If your UPS batteries are swollen, they need replacing. You also need to check what has caused the swelling (i.e. high temperatures, terminal short or faulty battery charger) so as to avoid it happening again. Once you have replaced your UPS batteries, you need to...
  • UPS Batteries Swell – Why?
    UPS batteries swell for a number of reasons. Sealed lead acid batteries (VRLA) typically used in UPS can swell as they are manufactured in such a way to allow absorption of gasses released during the chemical process inside the battery.In other words, the gases caused...