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How To Judge Diesel Generator Set Has Reached Its End Of Life

Dec. 31, 2021

No matter what equipment it is, it cannot serve us forever, and the same goes for diesel generator sets. Generally speaking, the typical service life of diesel generator sets is 20-40 years, but due to different usage conditions, the service life of each diesel generator set will be different. When the old generator has reached the expiration date and continues to be used, it will not only seriously affect the normal power supply of the enterprise, but also is extremely prone to operational accidents. It is a very dangerous thing, the user must replace the new diesel generator in time. So, when do you need to replace a new diesel generator? How to judge whether a diesel generator set has reached its end of life?


1. Check the usage time of diesel generator.

Normally, the service life of standby diesel generators is 20 to 40 years, because they are only used occasionally. In addition, you can also judge according to the number of hours of use. According to the type and model of different oil generators, it can be expected to be 2000 to 30000 hours or other hours. Generally, diesel generators have a counter, which can easily track the total time of use. Or you can ask the technician for this information during each maintenance period.


When your unit has exceeded the prescribed service life, generally its main structure and parts have been severely worn, and the equipment does not meet the process requirements, and can no longer be repaired or has no value for modification, the user can apply for the unit to be scrapped.


2. Pay attention to signs of wear and tear of diesel generators.

As the time the diesel generator is used increases, it is possible to begin to notice signs of wear indicating that the diesel generator needs to be replaced. Generally speaking, during maintenance, technicians may also inform you when to consider replacing a new diesel generator. When the backup diesel generator starts to wear out, you may notice several signs of wear. One of them is that the time interval for each repair is shortening, or the number of repairs is significantly increasing. In fact, when the components of the generator set have been used for a short time and start to fail, even the parts that can be used for a long time begin to be replaced frequently. At this time, it indicates that the wear and tear of the generator set has become more serious.


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Another sign of generator wear is that it uses more fuel than usual. Diesel generators operate by burning diesel oil. As the generator ages, components will wear out and cannot operate effectively, which will lead to an increase in diesel consumption.


Diesel generators are the most powerful power guarantee for enterprises during power outages. If you find that your generators can no longer run at full load, please contact the professional technicians of diesel generator manufacturers for inspection and evaluation immediately.

3. If your unit's technology is not good, it is a special equipment that has been eliminated due to process changes, which will seriously affect environmental protection and safety when used. If continued use will seriously pollute the environment, cause personal safety and endanger health, Jiangsu Starlight Electricity Equipments Co.,Ltd. recommends that you apply for scrapping the unit. Because it is generally not cost-effective to repair and transform such units.


A diesel generator set is expensive. The user must carefully perform daily maintenance and regular maintenance to effectively extend the service life of the set. The set does not have to apply for scrapping due to excessive wear and tear, which also reduces user operations. One of the effective means of cost.


Jiangsu Starlight Electricity Equipments Co.,Ltd. is one of the earliest manufacturers of generating sets in China. It has first-class testing equipment, advanced production technology, professional manufacturing technology, perfect quality management system, and strong R&D technical strength. It can provide 3KW-2500KW various specifications of universal, automatic, four protection, automatic switching, low noise and mobile, etc., high-quality, low-energy generating sets to meet all customers' power needs, and can also meet users' different voltages and different frequency requirements, as well as the parallel-connected power supply system of multiple units, use excellent talents to build excellent enterprises, create excellent products, create excellent services, and strive to build excellent domestic enterprises. For more product details, please contact us with sales@dieselgeneratortech.com

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