Reactive Generators

Diesel Generator Servicing

A diesel generator is a diesel-electric system that powers an electrical generator to produce electricity. Diesel generators are located at places where there is no electricity supply from the electrical grid or for emergency supply if there is a problem with the normal electricity supply.

Diesel generator is often referred as generator set or genset for short, which is a combination of diesel generator with its supporting equipment, such as base, canopy, control system, sound attenuation, circuit breaker, starting system, exhaust system, diesel fuel supply.

Another main type of generator commonly used is the petrol generator. There is more choice of models for petrol generators. But diesel generators last longer and are less likely to fail. Diesel engines use less fuel and they can also emit less CO2 over time. It all depends for how long you are using your generator. Traditionally, diesel has been more expensive than petrol but the balance is certainly tipping.

Generators play a key role in many households, businesses, industrial organisations and commercial settings, especially during emergencies, power interruptions or events. These equipments can also be used as the primary source of power in regions where access to a main source of power is not feasible. As generators play a very important role in the functioning of a number of systems, broken down or unreliable generators pose major problems, unexpected costs and stressful delays.

GENERATOR MAINENTANCE, REPAIRS AND SUPPLIER SOLUTIONS

Reactive Generators

Reactive Generators has a team of highly qualified professionals on hand for all of your generator maintenance at all times. Our industry-leading experts have years of experience in ensuring that your generator is in the best possible hands.

Repairing or upgrading specific parts in the generator can ensure that the generator performs at the highest possible level when necessary. Maintenance scheduling as soon as a problem arises helps to improve the anticipated life expectancy of the system, increase reliability and reduce the need for expensive replacements.

Using quality spare parts and a wealth of experience, Reactive Generators can ensure that your system is reliable and effective.

Diesel Generator Servicing

Like the engine in your car, the generator can last longer with regular preventive maintenance, such as oil changes and seasonal tune-ups. People who don’t frequently service their generators, return to find it not running after a year or two of infrequent use. Performing routine preventive maintenance on your generator is an easy way to add years to the life of your generator and fix minor problems early before they become too expensive to repair. Reactive Generator will provide you with a maintenance schedule and return regularly to your home to perform regular maintenance on your generator.

Why Does Your Generator Need Regular Servicing and Maintenance?

Failure to maintain your generator properly will lead to very expensive repairs and failure to operate properly when power is out. The aim of standby generators is to power your home or business facility when the main power lines fail, sometimes an unforeseeable situation.

Regular maintenance and servicing of the generator is important because it will eliminate future costs, thus promising ongoing savings into the future. It may incur some upfront costs, but these measures will reduce the likelihood of breakdowns and will enhance the unit’s lifespan. With our dedication to reliability, the best possible workmanship and a 24/7 flat rate all year round, your asset maintenance costs and downtime will never be lower.

The level of servicing required is based on many things, but the basic maintenance includes –

Generator Assessment

The recommended regularity of servicing a generator varies significantly. These factors can depend on the age, size, usage and location of your unit. Get in touch with the friendly Reactive Generators team today to discuss your needs and receive a personalised and detailed servicing plan that not only meets manufactures instructions but exceeds them.

The general inspection is a routine maintenance practise. Inspections consist of inspecting the leaks, determining the oil and coolant levels, looking at the belts and hoses, and inspecting the terminals and cables of the battery. It is also necessary to check the oil, as it must be checked on a regular basis. The amount of oil change depends on the maker, how much the generator is used and your working environment. Usually, after 100 hours of service, it is recommended that you change the oil, particularly if the generator uses diesel. Our thorough assessment includes –

  • Timely removal of worn-out parts or upgrading the components
  • Checking fluid levels
  • Battery inspection and cleaning of connections
  • Load bank testing
  • Verifying control panel readings and indicators
  • Changing fuel and air filters
Diesel Generator Regular Servicing and Maintenance

Annual fuel cleaning and filtering, as diesel fuel is rapidly deteriorating. After a few weeks of service, diesel fuel is degraded by contamination of water and bacteria, resulting in clogged fuel lines and filters. Fuel cleaning includes the use of biocides annually in all generators except the standby generator, which absorbs moisture.

The cooling system to be maintained, which allows the level of the coolant to be tested at current intervals. This must be done during the shutdown process.

Checking for battery power; this is particularly true for standby generators, as their primary cause of failure is battery problems. Make sure the batteries are durable and charged to last long enough to prevent incurring any start-up hitches for the generator.

Daily checking to remind the current state of the battery. Testing includes checking the electrolyte level and the basic gravity of the batteries. The batteries themselves must also be clean.

Preventative maintenance thus ensures that you get uninterrupted power supply for all your needs.Having issues with a generator? Do you need regular servicing and maintenance? Reactive Generators can also help with all your generator needs.

Reactive Generators operates across Queensland, offering specialised teams in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, Ipswich and Northern to Mid North Coast New South Wales. Our organisation includes on-site visits and in-depot services to ensure that we can provide timely and proactive solutions to your problems. Visit the locations tab in our main menu to find your closest Reactive Generators team and get in touch with our friendly staff to book your first appointment.

GENERATOR REPAIRS FAQ

What happens if Reactive Generators don’t have the necessary parts in stock?

Reactive Generators carries a wide range of quality and genuine parts, across a variety of major brands. This selection includes:

  • Pramac
  • FG Wilson (Perkins)
  • Cummins (DCEC & Onan)
  • Olympian (Caterpillar)
  • Kubota
  • Honda and more..

We also work closely with several suppliers to ensure that we can easily order any additional parts when required. These connections mean we can provide efficient and long-lasting repairs for every generator.

I’m not sure if my generators need any repairs, what should I do?

The team at Reactive Generators pride themselves on having a wealth of experience and qualifications. This knowledge and skills ensure they can quickly assess any generator, identifying any issues and devising an ongoing maintenance protocol. If you’re concerned about your generator, get in touch with our friendly staff to book in a generator service or assessment.

How do I reduce the need for repairs?

Ongoing and proactive maintenance is the key to improving the lifespan of your generator and limiting the likelihood of breakdowns. After conducting a lifespan assessment, Reactive Generators can create a comprehensive maintenance plan for your specific generator.

Where are Reactive Generators based?

Reactive Generators operates across Queensland, offering specialised teams in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, Ipswich and Northern to Mid North Coast New South Wales. Our organisation includes on-site visits and in-depot services to ensure that we can provide timely and proactive solutions to your problems. Visit the locations tab in our main menu to find your closest Reactive Generators team and get in touch with our friendly staff to book your first appointment.

Why should I trust Reactive Generators with my unit?

Reactive Generators only employs fully-qualified, experienced and dedicated professionals to work in our stores. Drawing on years in the industry, our team of experts are driven by customer satisfaction and strive to provide efficient and friendly support for every customer. Our Queensland-wide crews specialise in generator repairs, service and maintenance, as well as offering a range of other options. Visit the services section of our main menu for an overview of what we offer.