Preventive maintenance of generator sets: What exactly does this consist of?
The preventive maintenance of generator sets is essential so the machine doesn’t suffer any fault or setback during its period of activity. It is important to carry out the relevant regular checks which will save potential repairs and will extend the use life of your generator set considerably.
At Agresa we help you to prevent faults and damage to your machinery, offering a comprehensive preventive maintenance service of generator sets which is customised for each company. We have a technical support service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our technicians are always available to work wherever the client needs them, in order to ensure the correct working of the generator set and resolve the emergencies that may have arisen suddenly with your machine, causing a challenging or even emergency situation.
Preventive maintenance of generator sets: the mechanics and electric components of your generator set
Mechanical factors of preventive maintenance
Preventive maintenance tasks can be divided into two parts: on the one hand, the mechanics part needs to be reviewed and on the other, it’s necessary to check that all of the electrical components work correctly.
It is important to start with a general inspection of the condition of the engine, focussing on the water circuit and the alternator, not forgetting aspects such as the oil level, of both the engine and the injection pump.
To prevent problems with overheating, the radiator water level is also checked, the generator set must always function with a temperature that does not exceed 40º under any circumstances. On the other hand, the diesel oil levels should also be checked, as well as that they do not produce leaks of oil or water with the engine running.
Another vital part is to check the belts from the pump and alternator are tightened and in good condition. We would finish the mechanical check of the machine by reviewing the condition of the transfer pumps.
The electrical components within the preventive maintenance
It is important to check the correct working of all of the electrical components of the generator set. It is important to make sure that the heat resistance of the crankcase works as it should. The electrolyte level and the condition of the battery must also be checked. On the other hand, the dust should be cleaned from the control panel and changeover switches, carrying out a test from the automation control panel to prevent errors during the period of inactivity. To complete the check of the generator set’s electronics, the voltage of the generator and the network must be noted, as well as the frequency in cycles per second or the intensity of the power system.