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Backup Generator Maintenance For Telecom

Why Do I Need to Maintain My Generator for Telecommunications?

From cell towers and data collection facilities to other locations for making connections, the telecommunications industry uses non-stop power to transmit information. 

When normal power sources fail, standby support is necessary to keep consumers on the network. Backup generators for telecommunications facilities play a critical role in keeping networks up and running. Even during the worse conditions, a standby unit can provide the required power that telecom providers need to keep their customers happy.

Unfortunately, generators can fail if not properly maintained. LionHeart Critical Power Specialists are here so you have your backup support in the most important moments. We are commercial generator maintenance experts with the skills and tools to keep you supplied until normal utilities return.

Let’s take a look at some of the risks associated with not keeping up with maintenance of your generators, as well as recommendations about how to plan an ongoing maintenance schedule.

The Risks of Not Servicing A Generator For Telecommunications

With a regular maintenance schedule, an initial investment in your generator will save you more over time, compared to emergency repairs which could be costly. Generators for telecommunications facilities can breakdown if not properly maintained, and we have seen a wide variety of issues that cause time and money, including:

  • Engine oil and filter media breakdown
  • Wet stacking in diesel engines
  • Leaking
  • Wearing of the block heater
  • Sputtering and stalls
  • Fuel tank leaking

Telecom power systems are fueled by raw materials and your generator runs off of any of the following:

  • Fuel (diesel, natural gas)
  • Electricity
No matter your fuel source, a malfunctioning generator for your telecommunications facility can be a nuisance, but it can also be dangerous. With broken implements, fuel can expose anyone around the unit to potential injury, such as carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, electric shocks, fire, or burns.
LionHeart Critical Power Specialists are trained to uncover malfunctions to protect you or your staff from harm. Our certified technicians will inspect your generators during maintenance reviews and can make repairs or replace items to keep you safe. Talk with us today about your service needs and receive a consultation.

How Often is Telecom Generator Maintenance Needed?

Generators for telecommunications providers can provide backup support for years if a proper maintenance plan is followed. The life of your generator will likely be dependent on several factors regarding its history and use.

Some of those factors include:

  • Age
  • Condition
  • Specific issue
  • Environment
  • Application

LionHeart has several maintenance plans for telecom generators and we often recommend PM1 maintenance generator services, which are completed quarterly or semi-annually. This type of plan includes a thorough inspection of the generator set, controls, and enclosure. During our visit, we will also refresh any fluids as necessary and will identify small problems before they become larger issues in the future.

What Type of Maintenance Do Generators for Telecommunications Need?

What works for one facility or generator type may not work for another. That’s why LionHeart recommends maintenance plans be based on a variety of factors and circumstances.

Many telecom generators run less than 50 hours per year, and some units that fall into this category may be best suited for our PM2 maintenance program.

This is an annual service where our certified technicians will perform an inspection, oil change, oil and fuel filter replacement, and can provide samples of oil, coolant, and diesel fuel where it applies. We also recommend, as a part of the maintenance plan, that a semi-annual inspection occur to review any possible issues that may have arisen throughout the year. Our team will offer any recommendations for repairs during this onsite inspection.

For clients who select our PM2 service, you will receive:

  • Battery testing
  • Lubrication service
  • Cooling system
  • Generator cleaning
  • Engine exercising

An additional maintenance plan revolves around load bank testing. This ensures your generator is operating effectively and that
systems are tested within your unit to keep it aligned with code and legal standards.

LionHeart Critical Power Specialists are here to help you select the most effective maintenance schedule for your needs. Talk with our experienced team for a custom plan that will support your telecom operations.

Need a Hand with Your Generator for Telecommunications?

LionHeart Critical Power Specialists have more than 20 years of experience servicing telecom generators for units of all types. We are here to help you protect your network in the worst of times and look forward to helping you secure the perfect plan.

Get in touch with us and secure your maintenance schedule. Contact us, today!

Over 60% of LionHeart Technicians are EGSA Certified

LionHeart is proud to be a part of the Electrical Generating Systems Association (EGSA). With over 60% of our technicians being certified, they are able to offer qualified and experienced insight that no other power specialist service can match. In addition, our technicians have training beyond the factory and are able to provide a more technical focus to our clients.

Interested in joining our team of EGSA certified technicians? LionHeart offers training and study sessions to future technicians with a passion for electrical and mechanical engineering. You’ll work with our field experts and engage in industry leading practices, innovative new technology, and extensive project solutions.

If you’re ready to get EGSA certified and join the LionHeart family, visit our career page!

Unmatched Expertise

We believe no organization should ever be at risk due to the failure of their critical power systems. LionHeart is the team you need for peace of mind.

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