Why is Load Bank Testing Important?

Why is Load Bank Testing Important? Why is Load Bank Testing Important? A load bank test is what validates the the proper operation of a generator. It does testing that can not be done during the normal operation of a generator. In a sense, it performs the test to prevent problems, and lets you diagnose any failure in advance (versus when it […]

The Duthie Power Fleet

The Duthie Power Fleet Narrated by: Randy Gross, Duthie Power’s Service Manager. Keeping our fleet reliable, is obviously something we have to do. We are an emergency service business. When working on fire life safety equipment, response is absolutely critical. So we refresh our fleet constantly, and we know that’s not something a lot of other companies do. Duthie has chose to […]

32 Point Inspection vs. Fire Pump Service

32 Point Inspection vs. Fire Pump Service The fire pump service is the same as our generator service. Everything is inspected in detail. The pump itself, packing leaks, bearings for lubrication. The pump output is really not detailed on the service because that is required by the Fire Department. What we verify is the pump RPM (rotations per minute). That is going […]

Servicing a Diesel Fire Pump

Servicing a Diesel Fire Pump On the diesel fire pumps, basically it’s an engine service on the fire pump itself. We will grease the bearings, we will check the packing, and we will check the RPM of the engine to maintain the rated RPM on the pump. That is basically a generator minor service (or major service if you want the filters […]

Overhauling a Commercial Generator

Overhauling a Commercial Generator Overhauling a generator comes from different components: you have the engine that drives the generator, the alternator and the generator itself. Either one could fail. And that repair may cause an overhaul of the engine or overhaul of the generator itself. That can take a long period of time because the engine has to be disassembled and removed. […]

Replacing Belts and Hoses on a Commercial Generator

Replacing Belts and Hoses on a Commercial Generator Belts and hoses we recommend replacing every 36 months – that is the guideline for most manufacturers. With every comprehensive inspection we do, we check the entire system. The cooling system, belts, hoses, coolant, etc. We are always checking the belts for proper adjustment and cracks. Many times we’ll find that the belts need […]