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Diesel Generator set offers answers to the top questions you
need to ask before purchasing a diesel generator set.
How many generator choices are there?
There are a lot of choices for a generator set. Find out the
different types and their applications.
What size of a diesel Generator
set do I need?
It depends on what electrical loads you want to power, and
how you sequence the load applications.
Installation of a diesel generator set
Find out how to
install your diesel generator set.
What is the maintenance of a diesel generator set?
Your diesel generator set requires some maintenance find out
how much here.
What the advantages of buying a
diesel generator instead of gas generator?
Find out the advances and disadvantages of a diesel generators over a gas
What is the difference between standby/emergency use
and prime or
prime continuous duty applications?
A very important questions on
deciding what type of diesel generator set your applications require.
Why do well pumps, air-conditioners, welders and other
electrical motor driven appliances require special consideration when sizing
Find out why these
applications need special consideration when choosing your diesel generator
What is the
Maintenance of a Diesel Generator Set?
Top Question you
need to ask
Maintenance on a diesel
generator set is about the same as owning a diesel powered car.
Routine maintenance like oil, oil filter, air filter, and fuel
filter. For cold and tropical climates it is advise to have a
water-fuel separation filter system installed. The worse enemy of a
diesel generator set is moisture because the water properties create
advance ignition and accelerated detonation.
Maintenance on a diesel
generator set requires you start up and exercise your generator
set.. Setting up a regular program for starting up your diesel
generator set is the prefer way. How much, depends, the bigger the
diesel generator set the bigger the engine and expense for operation
and consumables. Most manufactures recommend exercising the genset
for about a half-hour of run time, once a week. You will want it to
run long enough to heat up all the components.
The engine oil will need to be
change every 100 to 250 hours depending on the dust conditions.
Changing the oil filter every time you change the oil is another
good practice for the maintenance on a diesel generator set.
Air filters need to changed and diesels generator set need a lot of
clean air to operate properly. You should check the air filter every
100 hours and every 50 hours in dusty environments. Setting up a
regular scheduled maintenance service is the key to long-life and performance
for your genset.
The generator end of a diesel
generator set requires no service unless you live in a dusty
environment. The maintenance on a diesel generator set in a
dusty environment is to use a high pressure air hose and
occasionally blow out the dust from the generator system. Dirt and
dust particles can cause shorts in the internal wiring coating. High
heat and dust are enemy of power generator.
In the aftermath of the recent
storms along the southern coast line of the US that as many as
one-third of the backup generators didn't start. Most of this was
from the lack of little or no maintenance performed since the unit
was installed. Many owners thing the cost of regular maintenance is
to high. My question is what the cost of installing a genset that
doesn't work when needed?
TEMCo offers the top
manufacturer of diesel generator set and has been in the electrical
power source since 1968. TEMCo consistently offer top-quality products at
the best price. Diesel generator set users continue to use TEMCo for
all their power source requirements because of their dedication to top
quality products, back by understanding customer service. Call TEMCo
today for all your diesel generator sets needs.
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What is the Maintenance of a Diesel
What are the most important things to consider when
purchasing a standby/emergency diesel generator set system?
Find out what you need to
consider before you purchase your emergency diesel generator set system.
What does the term "Wet Stacking" mean in a
Diesel engines are
designed to operate with a load. When a diesel engine operates considerably
below the rated output level the engine can start to over-fuel or "Wet
What is the function of the electronic controller on a
diesel generator set?
The electronic controller are used for safe
shutdowns and monitors the operation of the engine and generator functions.
How do transfer switches work and can I install one
We recommend that transfer
switches be installed by a licensed electrician for safety reason.
How is the noise level calculated on generators?
Find out the different noise
levels on generators and what each level means.
Diesel Generator sets
and Related Resources:
Find out what a static phase
converter is and what it can and not do for your equipment needs.
Three Phase Diesel Generators
Learn all about three
phase diesel generators for commercial and industrial equipment.
Three Phase Transformers
A good source to find out about three phase transformers.
There are many varieties available on the market today.
Three Phase Isolation Transformers
Find your solutions to three phase
isolation transformers here. Helpful information to learn what you need to
power your equipment.
Rotary Phase Converter MD
Very informative information when
learning all about rotary phase converters.
You will learn about all your three phase electrical solutions for your equipment
and machinery here.