Emergency power generators
jgreco at ns.sol.net
Thu Jan 21 19:17:56 UTC 2010
> On Thu, 21 Jan 2010, Mike wrote:
> > site owners a solution to test and verify generator operation. Does anyone
> > have any pointers to possible solutions or vendor white papers I could look
> > at? We probably want to verify start, read voltage to verify output, and
> > maybe even gauge fuel in the tanks if thats possible.
> Start with the generator owner's manual. You'd be amazed at what helpful
> maintenance suggestions can be found there. Sometimes they're even
> online... :)
Seriously, "talk to your vendor." You can frequently get gear with
remote reporting, some of it will do dry contact or even talk RS232.
If you can not, a lot of it can be measured anyways.
If your gear doesn't "support" it, talk to generator service guys who
are well-thought-of in your area. I'd place good odds that they'll be
happy to outfit you with a computer-readable fuel level indicator,
oil pressure, remote test, etc., etc., though they may be smiling their
way to the bank and thanking you for all the custom work.
Joe Greco - sol.net Network Services - Milwaukee, WI - http://www.sol.net
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