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YOUR GENERATOR FUEL IS CONTAMINATED|
APRIL 4, 2015 by GREG KULDA
How I know and how to fix. . . More. . .
FUEL POLISHING vs. FUEL FILTERING|
MARCH 22, 2015 by GREG KULDA
Fuel Polishing is NOT just another name for fuel filtering as some will have you believe. It's a precise fuel cleaning and re-structuring process. Fuel Filtering can actually remove ingredients that your engine needs, take your fuel out of spec, and even reduce the life of your engine. Fuel Polishing does not and does a better job of cleaning your fuel. Fuel filtering is a method of fuel cleaning that unknowing owners use because it can be a bit less expensive. Knowing the difference will help you ask the right questions when hiring fuel cleaning companies or when purchasing fuel cleaning equipment. It will also help you to understand why your fuel needs to be cleaned from time to time and the consequences if you don't. More. . .
50 REASONS GENERATORS FAIL|
NOVEMBER 5, 2014 by GREG KULDA
LinkedIn's Facilities Management Group (68,000+ members) recently asked the question "What are the most common diesel generator failures that you have come across?". There were close to 200 responses that stated or implied 50 different reasons. Here they are . . . More. . .
DETECTING GENERATOR PROBLEMS|
OCTOBER 7, 2014 by GREG KULDA
There are two ways to detect things that are going wrong or have gone wrong with your generators before it's too late. I like to call them the "hard way" and the "easy way". I don't have enough data to do a reliable analysis of which way costs less, but my strong sense is that the easy way not only costs less in the long run, but also significantly reduces stress on the managers who must ensure that the generators turn on and run for the expected amount of time when utility power is lost. Let's do a quick comparison of how each works to see if you get the same sense. More. . .
JULY 31, 2014 by GREG KULDA
Most states require two methods that prevent aboveground storage tanks that store combustible hazardous liquids (such as oil and fuel) from being overfilled resulting in a spill - even a small one. The first method is a mechanical overfill prevention device mounted inside the pipe where the liquid is loaded into the tank. The second method is a visual way to see if the tank is almost full or is full. A "clock gauge" is normally used for that purpose. . . There are two standard types. They are . . . More. . .
GENERATOR EMISSIONS MONITORING|
JUNE 11, 2014 by GREG KULDA
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and some States continuously develop laws that regulate emissions from nonroad and stationary compression ignition internal combustion (diesel) engines. There are 4 conditions that we believe exempt these engines from having to have a continuous emissions monitoring system. They are . . . More. . .
DATA CENTER COOLING|
MAY 19, 2014 by GREG KULDA
This brief article won't make you a mechanical engineer, but it will give you the common sense knowledge needed to make wise data center cooling planning decisions! Efficient cooling is. . . More. . .
APRIL 14, 2014 by GREG KULDA
There is one fundamental difference between a cost reduction analysis and a value engineering analysis. Value engineering analysis includes some post-construction operating expenses and cost reduction does not. So what are they and how are they calculated? Let's take a look. . . More. . .
POWER & DATA|
MARCH 7, 2014 by GREG KULDA
We define the term Power & Data as the special relationship and dependency that exists between critical power and critical data. It also means the specialized field of work, an industry if you will, that provides planning, design, and construction or remodel of data centers, colocations . . . and the critical power systems that feed them. If you are involved in any of those you could benefit from what follows. . . More. . .
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