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Case Studies

Case Studies

Generator winterisation

Thankfully the UK rarely sees the very extreme cold temperatures that the rest of Europe experiences. However, winterisation is still very important, especially around cooling pipes and water systems. Most modern generators have heater systems that heat up the engine block via the cooling system operating at a pre-programmed temperature setting. The aim of this … Continued

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Generators

Cardiff Diesel Services have been supporting one of the largest tug and work boat operators in Europe with their tug boat and crane barge operations in South and West Wales for several years. Our understanding of their operational needs and our ability to be able to service and support their diverse range of diesel engines … Continued

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Dealer introduction: WaterMota

WaterMota has been supplying the marine industry with engine room packages since 1911. Heat exchanger & keel cooled propulsion engines from 5.8 to 22 litres, auxiliary engines, custom built generating sets and power packs, heavy duty reversing gearboxes, hydraulic power steering systems and power take-off units, heavy duty sea water pumps for most makes of … Continued

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Will you be ready when the lights go out?

It doesn’t matter what business you run, there will be a time when the lights go out without any warning. Having a first-class service to keep you going in the event of a catastrophe, will allow your team to work continuously without disruption. Generators and Standby Generators are an integral part for any business that operates … Continued

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Dealer introduction: SMDO

From offshore drilling platforms, to events hire, from harsh desert conditions to building sites, the reliability & performance of Kohler SDMO generating sets has firmly established the company as one of the leading global manufacturers. SDMO Industries was created in 1966 & is now backed by an international group structure – Kohler SDMO continues to … Continued

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Generator Load Bank Testing, UHW Heath Hospital

Introduction As a well established service provider to many of the NHS Trusts in Wales, Cardiff Diesel Services supports a maintenance contract for all the Cardiff & Vale NHS Trust hospital standby diesel generators. Our engineers work closely with the estates department at the largest hospital in the Welsh NHS Trust, the University Hospital of Wales in … Continued

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How damaging is consistent light loading?

Generators and Standby Generators are an integral part for any business that operates 24/7 today.  They provide power allowing companies to operate in the event of a mains power outage, designed to operate in all climates at their optimum output in the region of 50% -80% load capacity. It is important that system health and … Continued

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Is your standby generator performing as it should?

Many standby generators form an essential link in the disaster avoidance and contingency planning chain. They provide electrical power to critical systems in times of mains failure, which ultimately ensures business continuity. Generally, the UK has a very reliable utility grid, which means standbys are seldom called on to run. Consequently, they may not command … Continued

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Dealer introduction: Beta Marine

Through its National & International dealer network Beta Marine focusses both on inland waterways and seagoing vessels, specialising in bespoke Marine Diesel Generating Sets 4 < 1000kVA and Marine Diesel Propulsion Engines 10 < 150HP. Sail Drive Solutions, Super Silent Acoustic Housings and Hybrid Propulsion complete the portfolio.   2017 main product news is the … Continued

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Airfield Lighting Generator ‘A’

Our engineers were called out to Cardiff Airport and arrived onsite within 1hour to investigate a report that the Airfield Lighting “A” site generator contactor had failed to operate during routine testing with reports of smoke and burning within the switch panel. After correct isolations and an inspection being carried out, it was established that … Continued

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