AQMD – Setting the Rules for Emissions in California

AQMD – Setting the Rules for Emissions in the State of California AQMD – Setting the Rules for Emissions in the State of California In California there is the Air Quality Management District. (AQMD) They are the ones that regulate and set the rules for emissions on all engine applications in the state of California. We are under very strict rules with […]

Top 10 Generator Service Mistakes to Avoid

Top 10 Generator Service Mistakes To Avoid Generators are powerful industrial machines that will keep your site operational when you need them most. However, you need to ensure that your generators are in reliable working order if you want them to operate at full capacity. Downtime can be easily avoided if owners, building engineers, maintenance personnel, and factory managers service generators properly. […]

What is the Required Code to Complete Load Bank Testing?

What is the Required Code to Complete Load Bank Testing? What is the Required Code to Complete Load Bank Testing? There is no current code for load Bank testing. The Joint Commission does require one for health care though (only if you cannot meet your 30 minutes of runtime at 30% of nameplate data per month). For more information on load bank […]

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 […]