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Maintaining a Healthy Generator Engine at Your Facility | Part 1

All diesel powered generators when exercised should be loaded to at least 60 - 70% of their standby nameplate rating at least once a month in order to be a reliable sources of power. Exercising generators at less than 50% will ultimately result in “wet stacking” or “slobbering”. In order for a diesel engine to operate at peak efficiency it must be able to provide fuel and air in the proper ratio and at a high enough engine temperature for the engine to completely burn all of the fuel.

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