Longevity of Diesel Fuel in a Generator Tank

Longevity of Diesel Fuel in a Generator Tank How Long does Diesel Fuel Last in a Tank Diesel fuel in a fuel tank can last the life of the generator – 30 to 40 years. It really depends on the maintenance that is kept on the generator in the fuel tank. It’s that ongoing maintenance that will answer the question “is my […]

Maintain Fuel for Good Generator Care

Maintain Fuel for Good Care   Maintain Fuel for Good Generator Care Customers sometimes ask us if bad fuel can cause a problem with a generator. We have found that it’s very rare that it comes to that extreme but there are a lot of companies that do not maintain their fuel (do not maintain their generators) so they do run into […]

What Goes Wrong With an ATS?

What goes wrong with an ATS?   What goes wrong with an ATS Switch? Continuing our series on the ATS let us help answer the question – What goes wrong with an ATS? On a transfer switch service almost anything can go wrong. Generally it’s wire connections or a coil relay (something that has malfunctioned). some micro switches that are involved in travel on the mechanism […]

The Best Ways to Exercise a Generator

The Best Ways to Exercise a Generator   Just starting the engine and running it at the rated RPM is better than nothing at all, but you’re not building any horsepower. What you have to do is actually put a load on the generator, that requires the transfer switch to shift from normal power to emergency power. That will interrupt all emergency […]

Generator Inspection Checklist

Generator Inspection Checklist   Generator Inspection Checklist On our semi annual service we basically run through a checklist (a criteria of minor maintenance). We look at your belts, hoses, battery – we look for cracking in the hoses and wear on the belts. We will run the unit, check the generator for proper output and check the engine for leaks. Anything that […]