What do I need to know when installing a generator set?

The following all need to be considered when you are thinking of installing a generator set:

1. Location 

Ideally it should be located in a position with adequate access and lighting for service and maintenance purposes. Generators can be located inside or outside your premises. Gogopower offers sound attenuated canopies when generators need to be located outside.

2. Mounting 

Generator sets should be mounted on a level base and use anti-vibration mounts when necessary. Most level surfaces are suitable. If installing a set on soil or a roof you should consult a civil engineer.

3. Ventilation and Cooling

it is important to make sure there is adequate ventilation to keep the generator cool and to remove excess fumes and heat produced through engine combustion.

4. Fuel System

You will need to consider how you will refuel your generator. Several refuelling options are available from manual pumps to fully automatic systems.

Smaller sets usually have a manually operated mechanical or electrically operated pump, which can refill the set’s base tank from a fuel drum.