Diesel and Gas generator sets – used for either prime or backup (emergency) powere
Diesel and Gas generator sets – used for either prime or backup (emergency) power – must be
regularly maintained to ensure they provide quality power throughout their service life. Larger
companies who own many generators, or those who rely on gensets extensively for prime
power, require engineer to maintain their gensets. Smaller companies, or users who own a
generator to provide backup power in the event of an outage, may establish maintenance
contracts with Mascoteng to maintain their gensets. The life-cycle of power generators is well
established and documented making routine maintenance fairly straight-forward. Best generator
maintenance practice is following the maintenance schedule provided by the manufacturer of
The long outstanding use of generators over time has provided the necessary knowledge to
predict when certain components will fail or be in need of service. Adhering to maintenance
schedule will ensure maximum service time for the generator and proper operation when it is
called upon to provide power. Below are links to Caterpillar and Cummins generator
maintenance programs that most any generator owner can subscribe to:
The main responsibilities of Mascoteng would be to inspect systems, study the technical data
provided by the manufacturers, maintain records and take precautionary measures for safety as
suggested by the manufacturers.
Some of the steps taken to ensure smooth generator operation while carrying out
scheduled maintenance include::.
- Timely removal of worn out parts or upgrading the components.
- Checking fluid levels
- Verifying control panel readings and indicators
- Load bank testing
- Changing fuel and air filters
- Battery inspection and cleaning of connections
Small investments made in replacing components and maintaining generators on a regular
basis can save expensive and unnecessary upgrades or even replacement of the entire genset
in the future.
When performing routine maintenance, each action taken should be logged, and the readings
and various parameters are recorded along with the date of inspection and hour meter reading
of the generator. These set of readings are compared with the next set of data collected. Any
absurd variation of readings indicates faulty performance of the unit.
Load testing of automatic transfer switches in regular intervals keeps track of the component’s
electrical and mechanical integrity in the actual mechanical transfer operation. Other factors to
be checked periodically are starting and timing relays, start signal continuity, and utility phase
Preventative maintenance thus ensures that you get uninterrupted power supply for all your
needs. You are assured of service on priority basis in case of dire emergency and discounted
service rate for additional support or work. Once a business enters into such contracts, the
facility can relax on this aspect as Mascoteng keeps track of when the next servicing is due and
makes the visits in regular intervals. We ensure that the products are handled by us receive
consistent and reliable service.