Preventative Maintenance Is Critical for Performance & Safety

Preventative Maintenance Is Critical for Performance & Safety

Oil and gas sites can be located anywhere, and the fact is that most are many miles away from the nearest power source. This makes oil and gas companies dependent on mobile power generators to produce the power needed to keep lights, oil derricks, and other equipment operational. At Central Power Systems & Services, our oil and gas services personnel are always ready to inspect, maintain, and repair your generator equipment.

Mobile Generator Maintenance for Oil and Gas Exploration

Towable generators can take a pummeling when transported from site to site. This means that they will require more attention to maintenance than permanently positioned standby generator systems. Operators should be aware of this, and we recommend scheduling a maintenance appointment immediately after a generator is repositioned and before it begins aiding your oil and gas exploration activities.

Our mobile power generation maintenance services include the following and much more:

Inspect fuel lines
We will confirm that the fuel lines are tightly secured and not clogged, cracked, or torn.
Check/change the oil
We will confirm the oil reservoir is filled and not leaking. At appropriate intervals and as needed, we will change the oil.
Check ventilation and change the air filters
Our mobile generator service technicians will ensure the system has sufficient ventilation and that air filters aren’t dirty and clogged.
Load bank testing
We will test the load and confirm the generator can produce the power you need!

Adherence To Maintenance Is Essential for Safety

Staying on top of generator maintenance is essential for reliability. And, especially for oil and gas services, it’s vital for safety. With oil and gas sites often located far away from civilization, this means emergency services are far away, and an accident during oil and gas exploration can quickly turn fatal.

To that end, our mobile power generation technicians will thoroughly inspect your generator and site to address any impediments to generator safety.

We will address the following hazards as they relate to mobile power generation on an oil and gas exploration site:

  • Electrocution
  • Fire
  • Toxic exposure
  • Vehicular accidents
  • Flooding

Our certified generator maintenance technicians will ensure that you are compliant with OSHA, NFPA, API, EPA, and other applicable regulatory standards that govern the use of mobile power generation equipment on oil and gas sites, including but not limited to:

Depend on Central Power Systems & Services!

At Central Power Systems & Services, we know the critical importance of mobile power generation equipment for your oil and gas exploration activities. You can always depend on our certified professionals to perform the preventative generator maintenance required to keep your generator properly maintained. We adhere to the strictest quality standards, and our thorough attention to detail means that we will identify minor issues before they cause major problems.

We encourage you to contact us to learn more about the oil and gas services we offer and to learn more about the steps we take to create custom generator maintenance plans. With Central Power Systems & Services maintaining your mobile power generation systems, you can rest easy knowing that every part, component, and function will help you achieve your goals!

The Advantages of Different Kinds of Generators

The Advantages of Different Kinds of Generators

Power is critical for modern commerce. Without a steady stream of electricity, everything from commerce to healthcare grinds to a halt. At Central Power Systems & Services, we offer many different kinds of generators, each capable of producing the output required to keep your operations up and running. Of course, we are happy to help you select the ideal system for your needs. That process starts by understanding each type of power generation system’s advantages.

Continuous Gaseous Generators

Gaseous generators can operate on natural gas, biogas, propane, or other gas types. Slightly less than half of all generators sold in the United States are gaseous systems. They are cost-effective, efficient, and produce lower emissions than other types of standby power generator systems. Due to the widespread availability of natural gas, most do not require fuel storage. Further, because natural gas is less expensive, they are less expensive to operate.

Diesel Generators

Diesel generators are the most common type of generator we offer. Indeed, we have more than 40 models to choose from because of their widespread popularity. Diesel generators can operate for longer periods and produce significantly larger power loads than other generator systems. Rugged and reliable, diesel generators will provide consistent, long-term operation.

Because diesel is the least flammable fuel, diesel generator systems have a considerably lower risk of fire. And, because diesel generators are more efficient, they will generate more power from less fuel. While natural gas is less expensive than diesel, you will need more gas to produce the same amount of power.

Mobile vs. Standby Power Generation Equipment

In addition to fuel type, it is important to determine whether a mobile or standby generator is best for your needs. Each has advantages that are crucial to factor into your decision. But, just because one system has an advantage over the other, that doesn’t mean it’s better suited for your needs. You should choose a generator that is best suited for your environment, application, and need.

Mobile Generators

Mobile generators are ideal for forestry, mining, construction, oil and gas exploration, and other endeavors where worksites frequently change. When the work moves to another location, the compact nature of mobile power generation equipment means it can be towed or loaded onto a truck and redeployed to the new site with relative ease.

Portability and the ability to store fuel mean that these systems can be used practically anywhere and in any environment. In addition, mobile generators are specifically built to be flexible and can operate for extended periods in harsh conditions.

Standby Generators

While more expensive than mobile generators, standby generators are ideal for establishing a permanent power generation solution. One key advantage is that because standby generators operate in a fixed location, they are less susceptible to damage and thus tend to require less maintenance and fewer repairs.

Typically, most standby generators are quieter than mobile generators. Of course, that doesn’t mean they are silent, but it does mean that they require less investment in acoustic attenuation. Further, because they are permanently installed, they are connected to diesel fuel tanks or natural gas lines. In both cases, this means that fuel availability is rarely a problem, and there is no need to transport portable fuel storage infrastructure to support the generator.

The Central Power Systems & Services team can help you determine which type of generator is best suited for your operations. We help you consider all the factors applicable to your power generation needs and recommend options that will produce the power output you need. If you’re looking for a custom generator solution, we can do that too.

Critical Questions To Answer Before Choosing an Air Compressor Rental

Critical Questions To Answer Before Choosing an Air Compressor Rental

Renting an air compressor isn’t as simple as contacting a provider and filling out relevant forms before renting the machine. That is because you first need to determine how you will use the air compressor, which tools you will use, and other factors before determining which compressor is ideally suited for your needs. At Central Power Systems & Services, we can help you zero in on the equipment that will provide optimal performance for your applications. Our air compressor rental process includes helping you answer the following questions.

How Much PSI/CFM Do Your Tools Require?

Are you nailing, painting, drilling, or boring? Each of the tools used for these operations requires varying degrees of pressure for consistent, reliable operation. This is measured in pounds per square inch with air compressors, more commonly known as PSI. It can also be measured in cubic feet per minute, or CFM. Before renting an air compressor, you will want to read the plate on your tools or within the owner’s manual to determine how much PSI or CFM the tool requires.

How Many Tools Will You Operate?

For most applications, you will want to ensure your air compressor rental has sufficient capacity to run multiple tools simultaneously. To achieve this, add up the individual requirements of each tool you expect to operate simultaneously, then multiply this by 30 to 40 percent. This will give you a solid buffer that will help ensure your tools aren’t gasping for air.

What Accessories Do You Need?

Do you have suitable air hoses, air couplers, filters, pressure regulators, lubricants, personal protective equipment, etc.? Your rental agent can help confirm you have suitable length air hoses and other accessories for the tasks you want to perform. They can include these as part of the rental package in many cases.

Where Will You Position the Air Compressor Rental?

Will the compressor be positioned outside or inside? Will it be protected from the elements, unauthorized access, and thieves? Safety and security are paramount with any air compressor rental, and you will want to determine the safest location possible to protect it from damage and theft.

How Will You Transport the Air Compressor?

Will the rental company deliver the unit, or will you need to pick it up? Do you have an experienced driver and a reliable vehicle with the towing capacity to haul the compressor to its destination safely?

What Fuel Is Required?

Unless it’s an electric air compressor, the longer you need the air compressor rental, the more likely you will need to refuel the system. Confirm what type of fuel is required and whether there are any requirements regarding where and how you should purchase fuel.

What Maintenance Procedures Are Required?

Always confirm what maintenance the air compressor requires and who is responsible for maintaining the system while it is in your possession. If you are responsible for the maintenance, go through all the required maintenance procedures with the rental agent before taking possession of the air compressor. If the rental company is responsible, confirm the process for requesting maintenance, repairs, and, if necessary, a replacement air compressor.

The Central Power Systems & Services team can help you select the ideal air compressor rental for your operations. We invite you to contact us to speak with our rental associates. It is our pleasure to tell you about the air compressors we offer and to answer your questions so that you can choose the system with the power you need to get the job done.

Central Power Systems & Services
Since 1954, Central Power Systems & Services has been providing partners with the highest level of support. No matter the situation, we have solutions for Power Generation, Power Distribution, Industrial Engines, Construction and Agricultural Equipment, Custom Manufactured Projects and On-Highway Transportation Service.
Central Power Systems & Services
Since 1954, Central Power Systems & Services has been providing partners with the highest level of support. No matter the situation, we have solutions for Power Generation, Power Distribution, Industrial Engines, Construction and Agricultural Equipment, Custom Manufactured Projects and On-Highway Transportation Service.
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