Diesel Generators

Project Management Generator Installation

Project Management Generator Installation is part of Power Continuity. Power Continuity project teams carry out site surveys in coordination with the site representatives to offer a workable final design solution. Power Continuity project managers are supported by our ‘in house’ team of certified, trained and highly...

How to keep MICE out of generators

How to keep MICE out of generators is imperative as MICE will nest and live, and breed inside any generator canopy of generator container. Generators are warm in the winter, cool in the summer MICE will damage your investment and can nibble through control cables...

How to keep RATS out of generators

How to keep RATs out of generators is imperative as RATS will nest and live inside any generator canopy of generator container. Generators are warm in the winter, cool in the summer RATS will damage your investment and can eat through control cables that will...

Diesel Generator Low Oil Pressure Symptoms

A fall in your diesel generator’s oil pressure can lead to serious damage if not detected and resolved quickly. This problem may be picked up by your service engineer during one of his regular maintenance visits, but regular intermediate checks by site personnel can greatly...

Generator Maintenance Daily Checks

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. 1. Check the water...

Prime Power Generators- Daily check list

Prime Power Generators are used as your main source of electrical power when there is NO mains Grid power supply available Always keep a spare battery charged to swap should the generator not be run for days as battery will go FLAT.   If battery...

Diesel Generator Fuel Injectors – Servicing

Diesel Generator Fuel Injectors Servicing is often overlooked. Mainly because of the time and effort required to remove, examine and maintain the fuel injectors in a diesel generator, it’s all too easy to overlook these vital components when carrying out a service. Or it could...

Diesel Generator Fuel Injectors – Problems?

Diesel generator fuel injectors need two vital ingredients – clean diesel fuel and oxygen - supplied without interruption to the engine in the correct ratio. Fuel injectors play a fundamental role in this process, receiving diesel from the fuel injection pump, then atomising the diesel...

Diesel generator cranks but won’t start

Diesel generator cranks but wont start. Try again and it still cranks strongly but won’t start. Check the following:- Is the engine warm to the touch? If the answer is YES , then the block heater is working. Is the exhaust not blocked? If NO...

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...

Generator White Smoke

Generator white smoke when running indicates water in the fuel. Generator could be running without issue and then the clear exhaust smoke begins to turn white and then stays white means that there is some water within your fuel system. This typically happens with diesel...

Generator Under Voltage – Why?

Generator under voltage can happen suddenly and without warning. Immediately check the following to isolate the root cause:- Check all voltage sensing fuses to ensure none of them have blown. Take each fuse out , check visually for issues, clean and replace Ensure the AVR...

Generator Over Voltage – What Possible Cause

Generator Over voltage can happen randomly , especially when supporting machinery. Carefully check the following to isolate the possible root causes:- Are setpoints too restrictive after full load rejection. Add small monitoring delay. Check the loads are not imbalanced or cutting IN and OUT too...

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