A Guide to Maintaining Essential Generator Parts in Tasmania

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Generators are relatively simple machines that rely on a few key components to provide users with reliable, uninterrupted power in challenging situations. Although generators are built to withstand difficult conditions, they still need regular, quality maintenance to make sure that the unit runs safely and smoothly at all times. In this blog, Diesel Generation Australia discusses the most important generator parts, and how each should be cared for. Contact our team to schedule a service.

Alternator

An alternator converts mechanical energy into electrical energy. This component is made up of a rotor and stator. The rotor creates a magnetic field while the stator houses the windings that produce electrical output. For an alternator to work properly, the windings should be cleaned often, and the bearings should be lubricated periodically.

Engine

The engine is one of the most important generator parts. Regular maintenance of the engine should include scheduled oil changes, air filter cleaning and replacement, spark plug checks and coolant level checks.

Exhaust System

The exhaust system of a generator draws gases generated by fuel away from the unit, which helps ensure safe operation. The exhaust system must be inspected and cleaned regularly to keep noise levels in check and to prevent blockages that could compromise the system.

Fuel System

The fuel system is made up of the fuel tank, lines, fuel filter and pump. Regular fuel system maintenance prevents fuel contamination and ensures that the engine receives a regular supply of fuel. When it comes to crucial generator parts, the fuel system is key, which is why regular cleaning is necessary.

Cooling System

If it wasn’t for the cooling system, the internal temperature of a generator would shoot up too high when all the components were running at full capacity. Regular inspection and maintenance of the coolant levels, water pump and thermostat ensures that the temperature of the overall unit is safe and capable of regulating the generator’s temperature.

High-Quality Generator Parts in Tasmania

Interested in learning about generator parts and how to get the most out of them? Contact Diesel Generation Australia to speak with our seasoned experts about the ins and out of generator maintenance.

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