How to Properly Maintain a Generator's Battery System
Battery failure is one of the most common reasons emergency generator sets fail to start. Maintenance of the generator set's starter battery is critical to ensuring sufficient ampere capacity to start the engine. As a precaution, generator users routinely change out the batteries every 2 years.
Thermal imaging or thermography, detects heat patterns or temperature changes in objects. These changes allow the user to discover
problems prior to costly downtime, or monitor developing problems so maintenance can be scheduled during a planned downtime or
when budget is available.
The single most frequent service call for generator failure is related to battery failure. Eighty percent of all battery failure is related to sulfation buildup — the accumulation of lead sulfates on the plates of lead-acid batteries. This buildup occurs when the sulfur molecules in the electrolyte (battery acid) become so deeply discharged that they begin to coat the battery's lead plates.
Kohler Power Solutions Center
Kohler is pleased to announce the release of the new Power Solutions Center (PSC). The PSC has been developed with your input and your request for an improved sizing and specification tool. We have also incorporated additional tools to make the job of sizing and specifying a power system easier.
The PSC is Kohler’s all-new, user-friendly spec and sizing program. An innovation so advanced, it will change the way power systems are specified.