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How does a water separator work?

How does a water separator work? 0

fuel water separator is a device that works to ensure clean fuel is delivered to the engine. Properly speaking, a fuel water separator is a small filtering device used to remove the water from the diesel fuel before it reaches to the sensitive parts of the engine. Water and contaminants have a direct impact on the service life and performance of diesel engines.

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California Generators - PG&E A Decade Of Darkness

California Generators - PG&E A Decade Of Darkness 0

There is an all-time high demand for generators in California.  The next 10 years will be known as the "decade of darkness" and its become of PG&E cutting power to the grid in order to reduce the chances of its equipment igniting wildfires during wind storms.
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Generator Overheating | Try these tips.

Generator Overheating | Try these tips. 0

Is Your Generator Overheating?

Overheating is the most common cause of generator failures. If you can avoid it, it will save you downtime and expensive repairs. So, how do you do that in this sweltering heat? Here are some tips that may help.

DAMAGE FROM OVERHEATING

When generators overheat, they .....
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No Natural Gas after an earthquake - Generator will not run.

No Natural Gas after an earthquake - Generator will not run. 0

Here's the question he asked:  Why did my generator not work after the earthquake? 

Not surprisingly, it was a natural gas generator. 
He told us that after the earthquake the power was cut-off and his generator failed.

It turns out he had a seismic natural gas shut-off valve.  It is designed to detect ground movement which would cause the gas supply to be shut off immediately.  
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Are Generators Safe For Electronics?

Are Generators Safe For Electronics? 0

Not all generators are safe for electronics.

Take heating and air conditioning or example.

Furnaces, unlike consumer electronics, do not have a built-in regulated power supply. A quality one could cost over $1,000.00 So, they rely on a clean, consistent sine wave to power an IFC (integrated furnace control) and establish clock timing and synchronization of integrated circuits.

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Diesel Engine Break-In Period

Diesel Engine Break-In Period 0

*This applies to ALL engines, not just diesel.

The ultimate goal of a "break-in" period is to allow machined surfaces in the engine combustion chamber to conform to each others shape. "Break-in" helps to creates a tight seal that is essential to preventing the escape of unburned fuel and pressurized gases from entering the crankcase. It also prevents engine lube oil from getting into the combustion chamber. It is perfectly reasonable and acceptable in new engines to see some small amount of engine oil consumed. While it is acceptable at first, it is essential that this loss of engine oil does not continue after the engine is broken-in. 

For a break-in to occur, a moderate amount of 
Why is a diesel generator hard to start in cold weather?

Why is a diesel generator hard to start in cold weather? 0

Diesel engines rely solely on compression to raise the temperature of the air to a point where the diesel combusts when introduced to the hot high-pressure inside the engines combustion chamber.

In cold weather, engines are harder to start because the cylinder block absorbs a lot of heat from compression that is needed to ignite the diesel fuel. To help in starting, most engines use glow-plugs. Glow-plugs are heaters in the in the combustion chamber or pre-chamber that help heat up the air, and they do help. If you have them
What are the advantages of a Diesel Engine?

What are the advantages of a Diesel Engine? 0

What are the advantages of a Diesel Engine?

A diesel engine is much more efficient and preferable as compared to a gasoline engine due to the following reasons: Modern diesel engines have overcome disadvantages of earlier models of higher noise and emissions. They are now

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Why buy a generator?

Why buy a generator? 0

Why should I buy a Generator?

Standby/Emergency, Prime, or Continuous Power Supply for my home or business?

There are numerous reasons for individuals or businesses to own their backup/standby, prime or continuous power supply generator set(s). Generators provide an added level of insurance to your daily routine or business operations, ensuring uninterrupted 

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Ontario Power Generation Strike - Will power plants shut down?

Ontario Power Generation Strike - Will power plants shut down? 0

Will power plants shut down due to OPG strike?
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What is Battle Run?

What is Battle Run? 0

What is Battle Run?

Battle Run on a DynaGen controller means the generator is running with the controller ignoring all warnings and errors. This is used when you want to run the generator at all costs. The controller will not shut down for any warning or failure.  

If it is in Battle Mode, either someone turned it on or you may have changed a setting by mistake.  

 

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Need a generator? California power company Edison shutting down power on windy days.

Need a generator? California power company Edison shutting down power on windy days. 0

If you live in California and you hear that your power company will shut off power during windy days, that's an issue.  People are now looking for generators not knowing what to expect.