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Learn the dos and don'ts of generator maintenance

By Tyson Robinett, for Cogeneration and On-Site Power Production

Nov 12, 2015

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It's your worst nightmare: the power goes off and stays off.

A utility outage can be disastrous for any business, often arriving unexpectedly and occurring at the worst possible moment. Although the majority of utility outages tend to be infrequent and of short duration, catastrophic losses can occur if electrical power from the utility is lost, even for a short time.

There will always be an amount of uncertainty when it comes to utility outages, but there are ways to reduce risk. Businesses around the world are producing their own emergency power during outages with the help of on-site diesel-powered backup generator sets. However, just having a generator is not enough.

Read the list of key do's and don'ts to ensure that your generator set remains operable in the event of an outage.