The Importance of Fuel Maintenance For Your Generator

Fuel degeneration is inevitable in your generator. It is a process that occurs naturally. Unless you implement an adequate fuel sampling, monitoring, testing, and maintenance program for your standby generator, fuel breakdown will continue being a major challenge for you which will potentially have a major impact on your overall operating costs.

In most cases, fuel breakdown is accelerated by hot fuel that the generator engine returns to the tank. Generator manufacturers agree that general generator maintenance routine must include fuel testing programs as part of the generator fuel maintenance program. So, why is fuel maintenance essential to your generator?

It keeps your generator running for longer

You may decide to ignore fuel maintenance and save some few bucks, but this will only be on a short-term basis. If you ignore proper fuel maintenance for too long, you will end up with costly repairs of the tank and other components in the long run. The worst may even occur which will force you to replace the entire generator unit.

Fuel maintenance ensures proper fuel storage

One of the reasons why you have to conduct fuel maintenance is to make sure that your generator fuel is properly stored. There is need to change out your fuel supply at least once per year if your generator runs on diesel. Neglecting to change or properly store your fuel can result in major damage to your generator the next time you switch it on.

Increases efficiency

It is obvious that if you have to run your generator, you will want to run efficiently. Proper fuel maintenance practices can help your generator to reach its highest efficiency potential.

Prevents generator failure

If you rely on your standby generator as a power back up your office or home appliances when the power goes out, then you need to plan for a proper fuel maintenance routine for your generator. The generator requires regular tune ups just like any other mechanical device.

For more information on servicing your generator, contact the expert team at American Generators Sales & Service today.

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