Inspecting and Maintaining Standby Generator Sets: The Personal Touch

Inspecting And Maintaining Standby Generator Sets: The Personal Touch

By Charles Schalk & David Burns

  • Introduction:
     
    Standby generator sets play a critical role, supplying backup power in case of a service interruption. Both reason and regulations dictate a regular schedule of inspection and testing. By taking a proactive rather than reactive approach to genset maintenance, you can ensure that emergency power will be there for you when
    you need it. While automatic exercising equipment is available, it is no substitute for the hands-on approach. A physical and visual inspection builds familiarity
    with your equipment, how it starts and performs, and what can be expected in an emergency.