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Learning About a Load Bank

Learning About a Load Bank

Learning About a Load Bank   Learning About What a Load Bank Does A load bank is a piece of equipment that we use when testing an emergency generator. The test usually consists of a timed event which also includes the KW. As we go through the […]

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A 32 Point Inspection

A 32 Point Inspection

A 32 Point Inspection from Duthie Power   Inspecting a Generator: Some Items Included in a 32-Point Inspection During an inspection we typically do a general walk around the engine to make sure there are no fluids on the ground (weather it’s oil, coolant or fuel). We […]

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Servicing an Engine Block Heater

Servicing an Engine Block Heater

Servicing an Engine Block Heater   Servicing an Engine Block Heater – Is This Something I Need To Do for my Generator? Block heaters they are either operational or they are cold. They leak or they don’t leak. – There is not much to a service other […]

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The Importance of an Engine Block Heater on a Generator

The Importance of an Engine Block Heater on a Generator

The Importance of an Engine Block Heater on a Generator   An Engine block heater can be a vital part to a generator. See in our video above why it’s important. The engine block heater on a generator set basically keeps the water in the engine (the […]

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How Often Should I Change the Batteries on my Generator?

How Often Should I Change the Batteries on my Generator?

How Often Should I Change the Batteries on my Generator?   A common question asked by our customers is “how often should I change the batteries on my generator”? The batteries need to be changed between 24 and 36 months – every 2 to 3 years. In […]

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All You Need to Know About Diesel Fuel Maintenance

All You Need to Know About Diesel Fuel Maintenance

With any piece of emergency equipment, like back-up generators and diesel fire pumps, maintenance is a key component to ensure proper operation during an emergency. There are various types of fuel sources for generators, however selecting which fuel source is right for you is a decision that […]

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Do You Need a Diesel Particulate Filter?

Do You Need a Diesel Particulate Filter?

Revamped air quality regulations over the last ten years have raised the bar on reducing pollution and managing emissions from diesel engines, especially in the diesel engines of older truck fleets. But truck engines are not the only diesel-powered engines subject to emission requirements. Diesel backup generators […]

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Load Bank Testing- Essential Generator Maintenance

Load Bank Testing- Essential Generator Maintenance

Load Bank Testing- Essential Generator Maintenance Chances are you don’t operate your generator at full power and full temperature unless you’re experiencing an emergency. In fact, your generator may not be used frequently or only run on light loads throughout the year leading you to believe it’s […]

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