Diesel generator sets (gensets) systems should be checked regularly and maintained correctly, especially when there are long periods of inactivity such as the recent lockdown, asserts a leading diesel service provider.
With load-shedding expected to return as South Africa moves out of the Covid-19 lockdown, standby diesel generators will need to be fully operational and ready for service, says Reef Fuel Injection Services. Diesel generators that have been standing idle, or have low working hours, can experience fuel injection problems, which can lead to more serious engine damage or even failure, explains the company.
The company also highlights the danger of diesel becoming contaminated by water and dust when it stands for a long time without being used. Containers used to transport diesel to genset tanks can also be contaminated, further undermining the performance of the fuel injection systems, which in turn affects the genset’s reliability.
Reef Fuel Injection Services offers specialised services to pinpoint the fault on diesel fuel injection systems and provide a relevant solution. The company provides original equipment manufacturer-approved testing as well as the remanufacture and calibration of fuel injection systems.