What’s the New Normal for Generator Maintenance?

What’s the New Normal for Generator Maintenance? There’s a new normal for everything these days, and generator maintenance is no exception.   Limited staff, irregular building access, and financial uncertainty have made generator maintenance a challenge for several of our customers. In some cases, a furloughed site engineer means that another staff member is now responsible for maintaining equipment that they never needed […]

Video: The Importance of Fuel Polishing

Video: The Importance of Fuel Polishing   Diesel fuel does not last forever. You may not realize it, but diesel fuel has a shelf life. Over time, when left unused, it can grow stale and even turn bad. Fuel goes bad in equipment such as emergency generators which utilize fuel, but only infrequently as needed.  It occurs when water molecules from tank condensation bond with the diesel fuel, providing food for […]

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When Disaster Strikes, Is Your Building Emergency Plan Ready?

When Disaster Strikes, Is Your Building Emergency Plan Ready? People tend to assume that emergencies won’t happen in their building…despite regular reports of fires, floods, blackouts, and other disasters. But here at Duthie, we’ve helped our fair share of business through emergency situations—and we know they can happen to anyone. So while we’re mostly just at the scene to supply backup generators, our facility […]

Summer is Coming: 5 Tips for Troubleshooting Your A/C

Summer is Coming: 5 Tips for Troubleshooting Your A/C Everyone loves summer in California — but only if they have a cool, refreshing place to recover from the blazing sun. So the pressure’s on building managers to provide that chilled sanctuary via a sleek, reliable HVAC system. And since the heart of the cooling system is your A/C unit, keeping it in […]

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 […]