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What You Should Know About Rebuilding a Diesel Generator Engine

What You Should Know About Rebuilding a Diesel Generator Engine

Like all machines with moving parts, at some point your generator’s engine may begin to lose some functionality past the point where regular maintenance can fix most issues. Weld Power Generator is proud to provide full engine rebuilding services to clients with functioning generators but failing engines in order to prolong the life of the machine. A rebuild has several stages: Fluid Draining Before any work can be done on the rebuild, all fluids must be drained from the existing engine. Disassembly After removing the engine from the body of the generator, each piece will be taken apart, cleaned... Read More

Why You Should Invest in a Standby Generator

Why You Should Invest in a Standby Generator

One of the most overlooked and vitally important assets readily available on the market today is a standby generator. As technology evolves reliance on everyday electronics has reached an all-time high. While hospitals, data centers, and vital government services may be prepared to weather whatever power needs come their way, many businesses, organizations and homes are underprepared and vulnerable if a sudden loss of power should occur. Prepare for The Unexpected In 1980 the U.S. started recording weather and climate disaster-related spending. It calculated that as of 2019 over $1.7 trillion has been spent. Today the U.S. spends billions... Read More

Save When Using Broco Oil on Weld Power Generators This Winter!

Save When Using Broco Oil on Weld Power Generators This Winter!

The team at Weld Power Generator is proud to partner with Broco Oil for the second year in a row. As a leading fuel provider in New England, the team at Broco Oil works to keep facilities across an expansive service area fueled and prepared for upcoming storms, weather emergencies and other unexpected power outages; allowing mission-critical organizations, public safety and data-driven companies to stay online until full power is restored. For the second winter in a row, if you call Broco Oil and mention Weld Power, you’ll be able to save 10% off your order of premium fuel.... Read More

Making Sure Your Generators are Prepared for Winter

Making Sure Your Generators are Prepared for Winter

Do not let winter’s ultra-cold temperatures catch you by surprise year. Prepare well in advance so that your generators can operate well no matter what the weather looks like outside. If you have not performed winter maintenance yet, here is a quick checklist of what to do in order to keep your generators performing throughout the winter months. Schedule maintenance early Snowfall in your area may make it impossible for a technician to service your generator if it fails. This is why it is critical to schedule any maintenance before that happens. If you have a standby generator that is... Read More

How Often Should the Fluids in my Generator be Changed?

How Often Should the Fluids in my Generator be Changed?

Your commercial generator is not something you want to discover an issue with when you need it. Maintaining your generator’s fluids is one of the easiest ways to ensure it runs reliably. This article runs through important times to check (and change) your commercial generator’s fluids for optimal performance.  Installation It may seem obvious, but sometimes checking oil at installation gets overlooked. Many commercial generators ship without oil, so you will definitely need to add some when it arrives. If you’ve purchased a used generator, it may still be worth checking, as the previous owner may not have filled... Read More

What Happens During a Generator Maintenance Visit & Inspection

What Happens During a Generator Maintenance Visit & Inspection

Even though your business may rarely use its generator, it is not something that you want to discover is broken when you do need it. That is why it is essential to perform preventative maintenance on your generator and have it inspected regularly. You’ll want to schedule major maintenance with a certified technician at least twice per year and schedule preventative visits between uses to make sure each component of your generator is fully functional. Preventative Maintenance You’ll want to perform weekly and monthly maintenance on your own generator. These steps are simple, and will ensure your system continues to... Read More

Generator Preparation for Thunderstorms

Generator Preparation for Thunderstorms

Summertime means warm weather and moisture, leading to a higher chance of thunderstorms forming especially near bodies of water. Lightning is a common and dangerous factor in thunderstorms, striking at any time up to ten miles away from any associated rainfall. Accompanied by high winds, lightning strikes can lead to power outages, which can affect your level of operations at your business. Making sure your facility is prepared in the case of a weather emergency is critical to reducing data loss. Do you have a generator? A power generator will be able to keep your facility online while the... Read More

Generator Maintenance for New England Hurricane Season

Generator Maintenance for New England Hurricane Season

Hurricane season begins on June 1st and runs through the end of November, during which New England and the Mid-Atlantic regions may experience severe winds, rains and flooding. With thirteen named hurricanes anticipated for the season, it is critical to make sure your facility is prepared for potential power grid failures and to protect data, especially if your business is operational during emergencies. Make sure your employees and building are prepared by following these tips! Create a Contingency Plan Emergencies can occur at any time, day or night. If your town or city loses power, having a contingency plan... Read More

3 Steps to Creating a Contingency Plan

3 Steps to Creating a Contingency Plan

Emergencies are unpredictable, occurring at any time and in any place, which can affect your business if you are not adequately prepared. Even as little as one hour of downtime can affect your profit margins and your ability to recoup lost funds. If you are operating an emergency response facility or a local shelter, the importance of being ready for anything is even more vital. Making sure you have a contingency plan in place, covering everything from ice or thunderstorms to fire or heavy winds, can help your business overcome any issues faced from an outage as well as... Read More

Why Should I Schedule ATS Maintenance?

Why Should I Schedule ATS Maintenance?

Your generator’s automatic transfer switch is critical to the unit’s functionality. When properly maintained, your ATS will be able to switch between your primary power source and the generator for years without issue. As a cost-saving measure, some companies may put generator maintenance on the back-burner, thinking that problems may not arise if the unit itself is not in use. What Happens During an ATS Maintenance Visit? During a maintenance visit, a licensed technician will take several steps to make sure each component of your generator and automatic transfer switch are operating as intended. Prior to beginning your visit,... Read More