Diesel engines are generally used as drives for back-up power generators.
The diesel engine works by the action of high-speed diesel combustion, which pushes out pistons by the expansion based on self-ignition.
The compressed air is hot enough to self-ignite when diesel fuel is injected. Piston action caused by the energy is converted in the crank-shaft to rotating energy, which drives the generator.
High-speed diesel is typically used as fuel.
The O&M issues to be handled are as follows:
• For details of maintenance and inspections, follow the manufacturer’s manual
• Regularly check the fault alarm to ensure it works properly
• During inspection and maintenance, take care not to allow dust contamination especially into fuel or lubrication system
• Check wiring for loose connection and check piping for leakage
• Do not place anything around an inlet port that obstructs suction
• Pay attention to abnormal noise and overheat
• Where it is necessary to store diesel for such engines, mandatory precautions regarding storage-area fire protection, clearances, etc., should be followed. Appropriate clearance from the jurisdictional authorities on pollution control and inflammable fuel storage should be obtained.