Expert tips from Red-D-Arc on proper power generator maintenanceJanuary 4, 2021 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Red-D-Arc Welderentals is highly reputed as a source of welding and ice-blasting equipment for sale or rent. But customers can also get power generators. These devices must always be in prime working condition to function properly, and the Red-D-Arc team offers expert advice on generator maintenance. This involves proactive and regular inspection, repair, cleaning, and general care. Users can keep generators running optimally, consume fewer resources, prevent downtime, and increase equipment lifespan.
Lubrication, fuel, and cooling systems
Although power generators come in various designs, all heavy-duty industrial models undergo the same maintenance steps. For one, the user must check the oil level in the lubrication system regularly and top it up when required. The oil and oil filter should be changed at intervals specified by the manufacturer. One must also check the entire fuel system regularly for leaks, cracks, blockage, or dirt. The radiator in the cooling system should be inspected for leaks, rust, or obstructions and cleaned with a soft brush or low-pressure compressed air.
Another part of generator maintenance is the battery, which must be fully charged at all times, tested regularly under load, and cleaned. Proper maintenance also prevents oil and dirt stains: clean the exterior and interior and their surroundings regularly to make leaks and damage easier to spot. Because vibration can loosen components over time, users should seek and tighten loose components and repair or replace damaged ones.
To ensure peak generator maintenance, Red-D-Arc also recommends the following three steps:
- Have a proactive maintenance schedule. Generator maintenance tasks have varying periods between which the user must undertake them. A schedule can help keep track of all steps and make sure every activity is completed at the right time.
- Keep records. Keeping comprehensive records of all activities will help you identify what areas need improvement and determine the quality of resources and replacement parts used.
- Never exceed maximum operating capacity. Abiding by the generator’s capacity rating prevents damage and boosts equipment lifespan.
Proper maintenance will result in reliable and steady power to cater for prime, backup, and supplementary electricity needs.
For more information, contact Red-D-Arc.