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Our feature article "Is Your Generator Storm Season Ready?" provides tips for the safe and reliable operation of your generator.

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Is Your Generator Storm Season Ready?
NOAA's Climate Prediction Center says there's a 70 percent chance of nine to 15 named storms, of which four to eight will strengthen to a hurricane and of those one to three will become major hurricanes.  If you loose power during a storm, is your generator storm ready?  Is your staff prepared to operate, maintain and fuel the generator?
Here are a few tips for the safe and reliable operation of your generator: 
  1. Assign a staff member or group the responsibility for the safe and reliable operation of the generator.  Develop a written plan for the maintenance, operation and fueling of the generator.
  2. Read the generator owner's manual.
  3. Train staff to maintain, operate and fuel generator.  If power is needed 24/7, is there staff on duty 24/7 that can operate and fuel the generator?  If outside contractors are involved, make sure their contact information is readily available.
  4. Replace basic items such a oil, air filter and spark plugs on a regular basis as recommended in the owner's manual.
  5. Check the quality of the fuel.  How long has the fuel been in the storage tank?
  6. Run the generator under load on a periodic basis. 
  7. Check out the operation of the automatic transfer switch. 
  8. Keep good records of maintenance, fueling and operation of the generator.
  9. Keep flammable materials away from the generator exhaust.
  10. Keep the pathway to the generator clear.
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