Your business building’s generator is only as good as the maintenance that you perform on it. It is an essential device that produces plenty of electricity for various uses, and when you need it to be more functional, you want to ensure that there are no problems. Periodic or regular generator maintenance will ensure that everything is working correctly and safely. Here are a handful of different ways to make sure that your generator is operating correctly!
The first step in maintaining your building’s generator is to give it a visual inspection. Try to take note of any spots on it that might be a cause for concern. Use the manual to ensure that every single component in the generator is in the right position and in good condition. One other essential thing to remember is to keep the generator off while you’re inspecting the components, including the engine oil level. An automatic startup can cause you injuries while you’re checking these elements, so to avoid any injuries, make sure to turn the control switch off and disconnect the negative battery cable.
Functional Systems of the Generator
A few systems all work in conjunction to make your unit work. These are the exhaust system, the fuel system, and your battery connections.
- The exhaust system is the one spot that should be checked for any potential leaks and malfunctions. To perform maintenance, shut down your system, and repair any leaks that you see before turning the system off entirely.
- The fuel system consists of a fuel supply line and various fittings. Turn the unit on, and while it is running, check it for any leaks inside the fuel hose. Do a visual inspection for any cuts, abrasions, or cracks. The fuel line should have enough space around it so it does not rub against any other components. If any of these elements are damaged beyond repair, then those should be replaced before operating the generator.
- Your battery connection has to be clean and tight. If you notice any kind of corrosion or loose connections, these will make starting up the generator a lot harder when you need it the most.
In addition to your normal visual inspection, you should also listen to how your unit sounds while it is running. Pay very close attention to how it runs, if it vibrates harder than normal, or if it sounds much louder than usual. Consider protecting it with some custom louvers from Hercules, too, so no outside debris, weather, or threats can cause any damage.
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