In July 2019, S&A Generators was commissioned to perform an on-site generator system inspection for a client on a farm in Port Edward. Gorwyne Angel, S&A Generators founder and Head Technician, travelled to the site of the generator to assess the situation. Below is an account of what the issue was, how we put our expert generator knowledge into action to facilitate a solution for the client, and a few steps that were taken in the process of this generator project’s completion:

The Problem

This particular client had an issue with the way in which their generator was installed, with incorrect wiring to the building’s DB board rendering the generator unusable. Another big issue Gorwyne found was that the generator’s location did not allow for the efficient dissipation of hot exhaust fumes, which would almost certainly lead to the generator overheating when in operation. Thanks to his years of expert generator experience, Gorwyne was able to assess the situation and immediately offer the client a cost-effective solution to his generator issues.

The Solution

After the initial site inspection, Gorwyne and the S&A Generators technicians returned to action the solutions for this project. Since the generator was wired incorrectly by the initial installation company, we rewired the generator correctly – voltage testing it once done to ensure that the building was receiving power from the generator. Our team was also able to reposition the generator in a way that would allow for the efficient escape of exhaust fumes. We are extremely pleased to have assisted our client with this generator project.

Project Process

In the above photo Gorwyne is measuring the length of the generator to figure out a better way to position the container to have better access to the generator.

Above show Gorwyne running a voltage test to see what the voltage coming from the generator was, however he discovered that there was no voltage coming from the generator. This revealed that the wiring had been done incorrectly, confirming Gorwynes initial suspicions.

Here Gorwyne is checking the controller for the generator.

Above shows Gorwyne looking around the property to get a better idea of the surroundings.

Gorwyne found that the generator was not close enough to the vent, which allows hot air to escape. This means that the generator would eventually overheat and cause damage. Gorwyne came to the conclusion that this would have to be altered to avoid future damage to the generator.