Start-up Service
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Start-up Service

Scope of Work

The service to be performed during a START-UP is as follows:


1.1 Inspect for any freight damage (components straight, straight, etc.)
1.2 Verify manuals present
1.3 Check that generator is secured to pad and hold down bolts are tightened
1.4 Inspect all belts for ensure proper alignment and tensions
1.5 Check governor rod movement and clearance.
1.6 Verify fluid levels (oil, coolant, battery, governor, etc)
1.7 Visually inspect the vibration damper
1.8 Check that Rain Cap is in place and functional
1.9 Verify correct AC and DC wire sizes and connections
1.11 Verify proper sized battery(ies) in place Connect battery cables
1.13 Check fuel and exhaust plumbing
1.14 Verify adequate air flow and ventilation
1.17 Check block heater, battery charger, etc. properly matched with utility voltage
1.18 Verify electrical connections made at battery charger, block heater, etc.
1.19 Verify remote start wires are pulled and connected to generator and transfer switch
1.20 Verify communications wires are pulled and properly terminated correctly inside control
panel, remote annunciator,, and transfer switch
1.21 Remove fuse from Generator Control Panel, connect starter battery, and re-insert fuse
1.22 Verify grounding rod installed
1.23 Close AC circuit breaker to block heater and battery charger
1.24 Verify block heater is operational - Feel heater hose for heat and listen for activity
1.25 Verify battery charger is operations and record DC voltage and DC amperage
1.26 Verify all AC electrical connections are tight at circuit breaker and transfer switch
1.27 Inspect louvers and mechanical linkages. Ensure properly wired to engine run relay to ensure
power is applied when unit starts
1.28 Check all hoses, clamps, and fittings for leaks or damages
1.29 Check all electrical connections on the generator, wiring, wire ties, clamps, and terminal ends
1.30 Check all electrical plugs ensuring each plug is seated correctly
1.31 Verify the AUTO/OFF/MANUAL switch is in “OFF” position


2.1 Disable transfer switch to prohibit transfer.
2.2 Bleed fuel system of air (diesel)
2.3 Open generator main line circuit breaker


3.1 If gaseous unit: Unplug B+ at the gas solenoid valve. Momentarily apply battery voltage to
the solenoid and record the inlet static gas pressure at the secondary regulator with
manometer. Reconnect wire at gas solenoid valve.
3.2 Test overcrank circuit. Cause unit to complete full crank/rest cycle and latch out on an
“OVER-CRANK” condition. Record number of crank cycles completed
3.3 While manually holding governor linkage, start engine, bring up to speed slowly and record:

3.3.1 Fuel pressure (inches W.C./PSI) WITHOUT load pressure
3.3.2 DC alternator output volts and amps
3.3.3 AC output frequency (HZ) to correct no-load setting
3.3.4 AC output voltages
3.3.5 Test ALL automatic shutdowns – low oil pressure, low coolant level, high coolant temperature, and overspeed
3.3.6 Overspeed set-point
3.3.7 Engine coolant temperature (hot running)
3.3.8 Engine oil pressure (hot running)
3.3.9 Check for coolant, fuel, oil, and exhaust leaks and open louvers

3.4 Check for proper voltage and phase rotation at transfer switch
3.5 Transfer customer load to generator

3.5.1 Record full load voltages
3.5.2 Record full load amperage
3.5.3 Record full load frequency
3.5.4 If gaseous unit: Record fuel pressure (Inches W.C./PSI)

4.0 Brief and train customer on sfae operation of generator and factory recommended maintenance procedures

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