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Vancouver Island & the BC Coast Standby Generator Service & Maintenance

Service, Maintenance, Repair & Installation For All Major Brands

Discovery Diesel Electric is the Vancouver Island’s independent service organization for generator service and maintenance of your stand-by power systems. From Prince George to Victoria and all across British Columbia Coastal Area Discovery Diesel has the technicians and expertise to keep your critical stand-by power systems maintained and operating regardless of the manufacturer. We provide maintenance and repair on most major brands including Caterpillar, Katolight, Kubota, John Deere, Kohler, MTU, and Cummins, Onan. We have highly skilled service professionals that understand stand-by power systems.

Standby Generator Service & Maintenance

For all of your stand-by power needs

Whether you have 1 generator or many Discovery Diesel Electric is your one stop shop for all of your stand-by power needs. In addition to maintenance we also provide, fuel polishing, portable rental generators, load bank services, complete engine rebuilds, along with disaster response and electrical services, alternative power solutions, and power to homes through our home standby sales and service packages. We are your one source for stand-by power and have the team and the know how to make sure your systems running when you need them most.

Load Bank Testing

Part of any generator maintenance plan should include at a minimum, an annual load bank test. Load banks allow generators to be tested at their rated capacity. You may ask why this is important if your critical load doesn’t equal your generators capacity. The simple answer to this is you can’t predict how your generator will react in an emergency unless it is run to its rated load and given the opportunity to perform.
The problem that exists with many stand by generator applications is that they are not run like the engine was built to. Since they sit in a stand by application most of the time they can “Wet Stack”, this condition can lead to a motor that can pre-maturely fail or cause serious engine damage. It is for this reason that the motor needs to go through an extensive load test beyond simple exercising or doing a transfer to building load.
When a building load is used for load tests you always are placing the critical load at risk, in some applications this may be acceptable but if you lack redundancy this can be a high risk transfer. In addition typical building loads are not going to equal the total load capacity of the generator, and thus are not going to fully test the engine.
It is important to allow the engine the opportunity to burn off built up “wet stack” and fully come up to temperature through a full load. Power Plus provides:

Consider adding load bank testing to your maintenance program and get a quote today.

Generator Engine Rebuilds

From the simple to the complex, Discovery Diesel Electric provides full on-site engine re-builds. Our team of advanced level technicians have experience in a wide range of engine manufacturers and sizes. From the rigging to the machining and complex overhaul requirements we can provide the parts and expertise required. We are also

Before you replace your engine consider the economics of a re-build. With tier requirements and standards, this may be a more cost effective alternative. Call our team and discuss the economics of this decision and make the right choice for your critical power application.

One of the most overlooked areas in any critical power system usually is the switchgear. Just like any electrical system, it is crucial to maintain your switchgear with regular maintenance. While switchgear may not have the requirements of annual maintenance, it is important to consider the critical aspects of the systems supported by the switchgear and determine the effects of a failure. Many of these switchgear failures can be catastrophic when they occur, resulting in long lead times and very high costs. In addition they have many elements that affect safety that need to be considered as well.

Discovery Diesel provides varying scopes of service to maintain the uptime and reliability of your switchgear and ATS equipment. We provide breaker maintenance, injection testing, thermography, IR Scanning, coordination studies, arc flash hazard analyses and breaker change out service, in order to maintain the reliability of your systems. Our Vancouver Island based service team has the expertise and training to maintain your infrastructure minimizing down time. Let our team of professionals develop a plan that fits your requirements and budget to maintain your systems so they operate in a safe and reliable manner.

As licensed electrical contractors, Discovery Diesel Electric can set up complete maintenance, monitoring programs and much more. contact us now..

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