Tools You Need to Maintain Your Power Generating System

Reactive power/voltage issues may arise when operating your power generation system. Changes in demand and contingencies in your household may cause such problems to occur unexpectedly. Therefore, there’s need for regular maintenance and control measures to be put in place. They’ll ensure that your power generator remains reliable and safe during operation. Maintenance enhances your generator’s state of performance. Some issues with your power generation system may require specific operator expertise to be solved. You can only gain this type of knowledge through practical maintenance experience of related electrical equipment or system, over several years.

An integration of math-based computational algorithm solutions with advanced operator experience can help make the necessary control decisions. Expert systems allow electrical equipment operators to store and use particular human knowledge they gained over years of practical experience. Various tools can support reactive or voltage power control in your generator. Continuous power generation and peak performance of your generator is critical for your business or household operation.

The right skills, tools and manpower can ensure that your power generation system is safe, reliable and in good working condition whenever it’s required to operate at optimal performance. The right technicians are expertly-trained and undergo continuous training to keep up with changes in the industry.

The technicians focus on industrial or residential power systems and knowledge in using the most recent power tools and innovations required to offer maintenance services during emergencies. If you’re hands-on and prefer DIY maintenance of your generator, here’re a few tools you’ll need:

  • Hole saw

Designed for easy and fast drilling, hole saws come in all kinds of high quality materials for durability. You’ll need this tool to drill round holes on the parts of your power generation system, if necessary.

Built with sharp, durable teeth, hole saws deliver efficient and powerful action with every use. They’re available in various sizes to meet your specific needs. You can use it on thin metal plates or wooden materials. Hole saws may come with little wrenches or arbors.

  • Hole punch

Also referred to as hole punchers, a hole punch creates holes on thin sheets of metal and leather materials. You can use yours on metal air ducts or aluminum siding on your power generator as you deem fit.

  • Wire strippers

Available as small, hand-held tools, wire strippers support stripping of electrical insulation from cords or wires. They’re designed in different shapes and sizes to suit different application areas.

  • Torque wrench with deep sockets

Torque wrenches are designed to apply torque to fasteners such as bolts, nuts or lag screws. You can use it to tighten the bolts and screws on your power generation system. You’re able to set preferable torque to your fasteners based on your generator’s specifications. Torques with deep sockets deliver a longer impact on your application area. With the deep sockets, you can access inaccessible or hard-to-reach places in your system. However, you may only use deep sockets on clamp bolts if present in your system.

  • Table saw fences

Lightweight and durable, table saw fences support sturdy use on the go. You can secure this tool on your working surface to prevent wobbling. It comes in varied materials, ranging from aluminum to steel. Depending on the tools in your arsenal, you’ll need all kinds of blades for replacement if need arises. The sharp and strong blades of saw fences help make accurate cuts on your cables or metal sheets.

  • Crimpers

Crimpers work in confined spaces to cut and strip insulating materials on cables. Whether you’re in need of cable or wire crimpers, they’re available as follows:

  • Standard crimpers
  • Modular crimpers
  • Ratcheting crimpers

 

  • Nut drivers

Built with a socket attached to a cylindrical handle and a shaft, you’ll need a nut driver to tighten bolts and nuts. It features a hollow shaft that fits a shank for nut threading. Nut drivers resemble screwdrivers in appearance and application.

  • Cable cutters

When working on your generator, you may need to cut through different cables or wires. This is where cable cutters come in to get the job done. Cable cutters are made with strong blades to cut through thick and tough casing of different cables. The right cutter is bound to leverage your power.

  • Fuse pullers

Fuses often blow out and need replacement. You’ll need fuse pullers to efficiently remove and replace blocks of fuses, including their holders. If you’re working on a small power generation system, for your household, the pullers help reach inaccessible places within the electrical equipment.

  • Pliers

Designed in varied sizes and shapes, pliers are versatile for multiple uses. Whereas some enable twisting of wires, others grip around rods or pipes. On the other hand, some pliers deliver all kinds of tasks, including cutting wires. Some types of pliers to consider include:

  • Bent nose pliers
  • Slip joint pliers
  • Pincers
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Terminal crimping pliers
  • Diagonal pliers
  • Electrical wire stripping pliers
  • Lineman’s pliers
  • Crimp tool pliers
  • Combination pliers

 

  • Heavy duty extension cords

The extension cords are built for outdoor use when working with power tools. You’ll need a heavy duty version to work on an outdoor power hub, including electric rigs and rooftop lights. The cords are powerful and strong despite being simple in design. They’re also available in varied lengths to meet your specific needs.

  • AC/DC multimeters

This is an electrical tester that’ll help you measure direct current (DC) voltage, resistance and alternating current (AC) voltage.

Whichever set of tools you opt for your maintenance needs, you’re guaranteed peak performance each time you run your power generation system. However, make sure each tool is stored properly for extended use.