Mar 082011
 

Diesel Generator Maintenance –  Minor  

The following Diesel Generator maintenance procedures must be followed to ensure a good performance of the equipment and extension of its lifetime.

Diesel Generator maintenanceCLEANING

  • Frame, vents, screens and fan cover must be kept clean,
  • Free of dust, dirt and oil.
  • Soft brush or clean cotton rags should be used to clean the generators.
  • Remove non-abrasive dust from the fan
  • Cover and any accumulated grime from the fan and cooling fins (frame). Oil or damp impregnated
  • All unused space dust-free.

 

LUBRICATING SYSTEM

  • Take oil sample and report findings – optional
  • Check engine oil for leaks
  • Check hydraulic governor oil level, if fitted
  • Check operation of lubricating oil heater, if fitted
  • Record oil pressure – P.S.I R.P.M.

FUEL SYSTEM

  • Drain sediment from fuel tank
  • Check fuel tank breather
  • Check fuel system and unions for leaks
  • Check operation of engine governor and stop controls
  • Check fuel level, inform Owner/Manager if low

COOLING SYSTEM

  • Check coolant level and antifreeze content and top up if necessary
  • Check for coolant leaks
  • Check condition of hoses and clips
  • Check condition of fan belts and adjust or renew, if required
  • Check and lubricate fan hubs and idlers
  • Check condition of radiator
  • Check operation of block and radiator heaters
  • Check operation of ventilation automatic louvers, if fitted
  • Record engine cooling system temperatures

AIR INTAKE SYSTEM

  • Change air filter element
  • Clean and check air cleaner and piping for damage
  • Check turbocharger operation and condition
  • Check inlet manifold and gaskets
  • Check and tighten turbocharger outlet hose clips

EXHAUST SYSTEM

  • Tighten Manifold nuts and cap screws
  • Tighten turbocharger mounting nuts
  • Check for leaks and signs of blowing
  • Check condition of silencer and piping
  • Drain moisture trap in exhaust pipe

ENGINE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

  • Check battery electrolyte level and specific gravity, top up if necessary
  • Check condition of charging system
  • Record charging rate – amps
  • Check operation of charging system

CONTROL PANEL AND INSTRUMENTS

  • Check warning lights for operations, replace if necessary
  • Check operation of gauges and instruments
  • Check operation of switches

GENERAL MAINTENANCE

  • Check engine mounting bolts
  • Check engine anti-vibration mountings
  • Check operation of engine governor
  • Check engine vibration dampers
  • Lubricate all engine linkages
  • Keep generator plant room in a clean and tidy condition

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