At D-Tech we see ourselves as a ‘one stop shop’ by providing a wide range of services for both the Power Generation Services with experience and knowledge on a wide range of generator repairs of all makes and models.
Power Generation Services
- Field service technicians (metro & regional)
- Preventative & scheduled maintenance plans (diesel and gas generators)
- Complete generator and ATS installation and service
- Mechanical service/ repairs/ maintenance
- Electrical service/ repairs/ maintenance
- 24hr generator breakdown service
- Generator load testing
- Generator installations & commissioning
Diesel Backup Generators ongoing Maintenance schedules
Diesel backup generator is a common way to protect a company against any consequences of power failures. Australian energy industry has an impeccable record for energy reliability supplies, however any unforeseen disruptions and natural disaster events can still happen, meaning that uninterrupted power supply cannot be guaranteed at all.
In addition to the external risk factors that might occur on diesel supply, there are number of problems that companies should be aware regarding their generators, maintenance & testing process, and fuel requirements.
Generator Maintenance and Testing
Diesel backup generator is a common program that will assisting companies to respond to power failures. However for the operation to be successfully working all the way, outage generators must be maintained and tested period. The particular testing and maintenance procedures for generator units will vary in accordance with its brands, size, and operating conditions.
However as experienced industry professionals, we advise that generators should be tested at least once a month and in some circumstance bi- weekly. It is also reported that the rate of discovery of potential problems when systems are tested under full load application for at least half an hour is almost twice the rate of when a system is tested under no load application.
The checklist below will cover some critical questions that Risk Managers might be asked regarding their building’s backup generator during a power problems.
Generator Maintenance and Testing Checklist
- Does your backup generator have the capacity to maintain important operations for an extended period?
- Is the generator plant robust enough to operate in hot weather?
- Is there proper airflow surrounding the generator to prevent high temp issues such as overheating?
- Is the wiring properly structured to support the backup generator?
- Do you know where the company sources the generator spare parts?
- Does the company have a maintenance contract for their generators?
- Does the company maintain the standard maintenance procedures?
- Is the generator operated monthly?
- Is the generator operated under load to properly test the entire system?
- How many people in the company are trained to maintain and operate the generator units? Are these people always ready on call?