Generator Set Maintenance


Diesel generator sets – used for either prime or backup (emergency) power – must be regularly maintained to ensure they provide quality power throughout their service life. The failure of a single power source can cripple entire operations in seconds, resulting in massive delays and partial or complete shutdowns.  The majority of standby generator failures that have occurred could have been prevented with regular maintenance. Common problems include dead or insufficiently charged batteries and clogged fuel filters.

Some components of generator maintenance require weekly or monthly checks depending on generator operation hours. This includes checking fuel and coolant levels. Other types of maintenance can be done on a bi-annual and annual basis such as checking electrical wiring and battery cables and connections as well as changing fuel and air filters.

At IDCS, we offer customized Preventative Maintenance (PM) programs to our customers. Frequently, standby generator systems remain idle for long periods. Like any other equipment, industrial generator systems need to be periodically checked and undergo routine maintenance to ensure they are fully operational when needed. A power outage is not the time to discover your standby generator system isn’t operational.

IDCS dedicated approach to generator servicing will ensure that when you really need your generator to provide that critical power, the equipment will operate and start first time thus alleviating the potential for any potential downtime. We endeavor to supply and maintain generator services that operate to serve our customers current and future requirements. We ensure that the generator service specification required is determined by carrying out a detailed site survey. This enables the most cost-effective solution to be offered to the customer.

Structured testing and planned preventative maintenance schedules are all part of the standard services we offer. Each service contract is tailored to suit the individual customer requirements, whether the machine is running 24 hours a day, or is a standby generator set ready to operate in the event of a power failure.

Our preventive maintenance services include:

Battery inspection and the cleaning of connections

Change fan belts as and when required

Fuel level monitoring

Load bank testing. (Recommended once a year)

Replace fuel & oil filters, oil and coolant top up and or change

Removal and replacement of worn parts

Fuel polishing and conditioning

Control panel reading and indicator verification

We can recommend a diesel generator service package to suit your requirement and schedule the generator maintenance at your convenience and, where possible, in line with the engine manufacturers’ recommendations.