CEG Blog


Home 5 blog 5 Importance of Preventative Generator Maintenance

Importance of Preventative Generator Maintenance

by | Mar 29, 2023 | blog | 0 comments

Ongoing preventative maintenance is essential to the proper functioning of an industrial generator. Not only will it ensure that your generator runs smoothly and efficiently during a power failure, but it also minimizes the risk of accidents, damage, and costly repairs down the line.

risk of not doing generator maintenance

It’s essential to schedule regular inspections of an industrial generator, including fuel, oil, and coolant samples. Preventive maintenance is recommended at least once a year for any generator. Depending on its use and the environment the generator is in, two or even three preventive maintenance inspections may be needed each year to ensure the safety and efficiency of the system.

Benefits of Industrial Generator Maintenance

Maintain power during outages: Industrial generator maintenance helps keep a generator ready to operate at a moment’s notice and provide a reliable source of power during a power failure, keeping critical operations functional.

Ensure vital systems remain online: Designed to keep critical systems online and functioning, a generator provides a reliable backup power source for critical equipment that must remain up and always running.

Increase generator longevity: Diesel fuel generators are known for providing reliable, long-lasting options. Even though they are durable, routine maintenance helps ensure a generator’s longevity. Regular inspections and minor corrections can avoid larger issues down the line and keep the system functioning properly throughout its expected lifespan.

Optimize efficiency: A regularly inspected and maintained industrial generator is more likely to run smoothly and experience fewer unforeseen complications or issues. As minor complications are promptly addressed with routine maintenance, generator owners can trust that their unit is finely tuned and dependable.

Identify issues at an early state: With any generator, minor problems or complications are expected throughout its lifespan. Preventive measures can help minimize the risk of these issues developing. Routine maintenance can also identify an issue at its earliest stage, allowing for a more effective tune-up and preventing the need for a more costly repairs down the line.

Lower accident risk: Finally, regular generator maintenance can reduce the risk for potential accidents or injury. Faulty mechanisms or poorly maintained generators increase the likelihood of an accident, including fires, carbon monoxide leaks and other concerns. Ensuring proper ventilation and a properly functioning generator can lower the potential risk for accidents.

Manage costs: Routine inspections and maintenance for generators is a cost-effective strategy that can help save money over time. The cost of routine maintenance vastly outweighs the expenses associated with letting your generator go without inspection. The longer you go without routine inspections, the more expensive repairs tend to be.

Contact CEG for Preventative Generator Maintenance Services

CEG can provide planned maintenance and repair services for generators in both standby and critical power applications utilizing diesel, natural gas, or propane. CEG is able to service all major generator brands, including Kohler, Caterpillar, Generac, Cummings, and Mitsubishi.

As part of our white-glove maintenance offering, CEG can manage preventative maintenance for ALL your facility’s critical power equipment. This includes generators, UPS systems, and UPS battery replacements. Whatever the issue – a routine maintenance question or an urgent concern – CEG is the only call you’ll need to make for answers. Contact Us today to ensure critical backup power tomorrow.

CEG UPS maintenance


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *