Checking Control Panel Readings, Indicators and Remote Monitoring – Monitoring alarms and operating parameters is an important part of any facilities management program. Many options are available to allow facilities manager or owner to monitor and interface with the standby or primary power generator set. Monitoring engine parameters allows for early diagnosis of developing problems. Repairing issues before they advance to shut-down failures will result in raising the reliability of both emergency and primary power systems.
The basic engine and generator functions that can be easily monitored with this configuration are:
- Engine oil pressure.
- Engine coolant temperature (providing radiator has port for aftermarket sensor installation).
- Engine RPM (Revolutions per Minute).
- Generator voltage.
- Generator amperage.
- Compartment louver position and control (depending on hardware manufacturer).
- Compartment temperature (depending on hardware manufacturer).