Gensets require some maintenance tasks in order to always offer their maximum potential and not give problems during operation. But… what should we take into account so that everything goes according to plan?
The truth is that both the engine and the rest of the components need periodic revisions and a correct tuning before starting the whole system.
The most important thing is to control the level of oil in the engine and the degree of dirt in the filters. On the other hand, both the alternator and the electrical panel must be subjected to an examination of the terminals and a constant and exhaustive cleaning. The water levels in the radiator must be adequate and the pump and alternator belts must be tensioned for everything to work. Ultimately, don’t forget to check the condition of the transfer pumps.
It is important to perform all these checks at least a couple of times a year. Remember that it is highly recommended that all generating sets are started once a week. It happens the same as with cars, if they are stopped for a long time, then it costs a lot to start the first time.