In this modern society, the need to have a reliable electrical power is very important, especially for businesses like hospitals. Their operation is very important to people’s life. Therefore, it is crucial to rent an electric generator, which can be purchased from our company Energy Power Systems Australia. We provide a variety of used generation sets which can assist your business in many applications such as planned maintenance, shutdowns, emergency breakdowns, and seasonal peaks or the summer heat.
There are many great benefits to purchasing used generators because of their convenience and affordability. Energy Power Australia would like to provide you with some tips of choosing a good one:
It all starts with choosing the right generator for your specific power requirements. Our generation sets come in different sizes, functions, and length of rentals. Once you have determined which factor is important for your business, then it’s time to start looking at a number of other factors.
Some of the key factors to consider when buying a used generator of any type (diesel, natural gas, electric, propane, gas, etc.):
- Age, Hours, and Usage
- Manufacturer history and reputation
- How well it has been maintained
- Physical wear and tear on the unit
- How it performs in a Load Test
- Who you are purchasing it from (broker vs distributor)
Age, Hours, and Usage:
When shopping for a reliably used generator to buy, one of the first things you can try to check is the hours, age and history of the generator set. First, find out how many hours it has on it, as generator engines are usually just like a car and have an odometer reading. It may also be helpful to know what it was used for, and whether it was for the ongoing generation of electric power (prime/continuous), or if it was it a standby machine. A generator that has been used as a standby or backup power source will typically be better maintained and have much less wear than the one used as a prime power source.
Manufacturer History and Reputation:
While the make and model are not always that critical, the generator manufacturer’s history and reputation should definitely play a role when your company is choosing to rely on used machinery. Since you are purchasing a product that you will most likely come to rely on for electric power at some point (whether you are buying a prime or emergency standby generator), now is not really the time to be cutting corners or taking big chances on unknown brands.
How Well has it been Maintained?
This is another area where you might not be able to get much historical information, but you can and should check the seller’s current level of knowledge on maintaining and repairing diesel engines, power units, transfer switches, and generator ends. You can gauge the seller’s current knowledge and expertise in regards to that type of maintenance by simply asking about the procedures they use; if they install and de-install, have dyno-testing equipment on site, have a certified staff of technicians in-house, electricians on staff, and so forth.
There are obviously numerous factors and considerations to take into account when buying a used generator, therefore, if your business needs an expert to guide you through, please do not hesitate to contact us at Energy Power Systems Australia.