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Member: Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce

P3 Generator Services is proud to have joined the huge association of businesses that make up the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce which represents Warren County, NJ and the Pennsylvania counties of Northampton, Lehigh, Carbon. #LVCC #thechamber

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P3 Generator Services Coolant System Flush
The Cooling System Flush: Why, When, What, and How Much

The Cooling System Flush – An uninteresting topic? Think again.

This one may save you from thousands of dollars in unexpected repairs and sudden generator failure.
Radiator failures can be huge expenses that may leave your generator unusable for days while parts are ordered and repairs made. A situation that can leave any building manager nervous.
Fortunately, through proper maintenance of your generator’s cooling system these failures can be avoided.

Your time is valuable, so let’s get to what’s really important – Answering Why, When, How, and How Much?

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Wet Stacking P3 Generator Services
What is wet stacking and what to do about it?

Diesel Generator Wet Stacking P3 Generator ServicesPreventing side effects from diesel wet-stacking
Weekly runs of a diesel generator are certainly important to lubricate moving parts and ensure starting. However, they are typically not run under load and therefore do not allow the engine to reach proper operating temperature. Over time carbon deposits from unburnt fuel will build up in the combustion and exhaust systems of the engine which is identified as excessive black exhaust smoke and will lead to poor engine performance. This situation is known as “wet-stacking” and is the primary cause of diesel engine failure.

Load Bank testing allows the engine and generator to be vigorously run at full load in a controlled environment enabling it to attain maximum operating temperatures which in turn will clear out the ill effects of wet-stacking.

Learn how to clear up the effects of a wet stacking generator.

For answers to all your generator questions contact P3 Generator Services today!

P3 Generator Services
7 Edge Road
Alpha New Jersey(NJ) 08865
908-454-1224

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NJDOH releases clarity statement on generator regs

Recently, nursing home facilities throughout the state of New Jersey received a letter from the NJ Department of Health clarifying the State’s position regarding generator requirements.

This notification highlighted two main points; annunciators and load testing regulations, areas that we, as a generator service provider, have fielded the most inquiries about over the past year. Therefore, in an effort to provide some feedback from our perspective, here is a brief summary of the main points.

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Communication is Key to Saving Money

Help your generator service team to help you better … and SAVE you money too.

While regular maintenance can greatly reduce the chances that your generator will have an operational failure, sometimes events occur that require an emergency dispatch from your service provider’s On-Call team.

This is when your help is critical to getting the best service possible.
And it might SAVE you money too.

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Fuel Management FAQs

With the rising cost of diesel fuel P3 Generator Services has more recently been asked about how to best maintain and protect the investment of fuel already in the tank.

This is good news as it means that our message about the importance of fuel management is resonating. However, we are discovering that there is a belief that simply adding a fuel stabilizer is enough. While this is certainly a part of it, it should not replace a more comprehensive fuel management plan.

Understanding the answers to these questions will help explain why:

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P3 Generator Services names a new GM

Twenty-seven years.
That’s how long P3 Generator Services has been servicing the needs of businesses that depend on emergency power systems for their success.

The past several of which have provided tremendous growth and opportunity for our company. To guide us through the next phase, P3 has brought on board a new team member to lead the way.

Please join us in welcoming Tyler Collinge, General Manager of P3 Generator Services.

Having spent the last 6 years with DHL in logistics management, Tyler brings an appreciation for scheduling, prioritization, building customer relationships, and, most importantly in our world of generator maintenance, a commitment to respond with a sense of urgency.

Tyler’s new role here at P3 will be directing and coordinating all aspects of our team, both in the field and in the office, to provide the highest level of service to meet customer expectations.

Please feel free to reach out to Tyler directly. He will be very happy to answer any questions.

Tyler Collinge, GM
P3 Generator Services
Office: 908-454-1124
Mobile: 908-507-1674
Email: tyler@P3GeneratorServices.com

Tyler Collinge, GM - P3 Generator Services

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How to Prepare Your Generator for Any Weather Emergency

Generator Maintenance is a Team Sport.

Our goal at P3 Generator Services has never been to strike alarm or concern with every storm that could potentially hit our region. But with the recent effects of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and now others churning across the Atlantic, it is clear that we are certainly in the throes of a very active tropical cyclone season.

The best advice that can be offered is to always be prepared regardless of the forecast.
Having a qualified service team that routinely inspects and maintains your generator system is your first line of defense. They will be able to identify and correct areas of concern long before problems arise.

We believe that educating and advising your facility maintenance staff on best practices for generator care is part of providing quality service.

No matter if it’s spring floods, summer electrical storms, fall hurricanes, or winter snow and ice, severe weather can happen anytime. Following these easy tips will ensure that when an emergency does cause a loss of power, you will be able to proudly weather any situation.

Here’s a short checklist to help your team prepare.

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Northeast Blackout of 2003 - P3 Generator Services News
Remembering the Northeast Blackout of 2003

Are you better prepared today?

Today marks the 14th anniversary of the Great Northeast Blackout of 2003
On August 14th, 2003, hot and humid weather conditions prevailed across the region straining utilities with the increased demand on electrical service. Shortly after 4 o’clock that afternoon, over-heated power lines in Ohio sagged into unpruned trees. The result triggered a massive power grid failure that stretched from Ontario, Canada and some mid-western states to the mid-Atlantic and southern New England.

This event, that left some without power for up to a week, caught electric distribution companies, government agencies, businesses, and individuals alike completely off guard. Were you one of them?

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TECH UPDATE: Avoid auto-exercising

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON AUTOMATIC EXERCISING OF EMERGENCY GENERATORS

As per the EPA, emergency and stand-by generators are prohibited from operating for exercise or non-emergency purposes on days that are classified as being of poor air quality. Relying solely on your auto-exercise settings for weekly automatic run times places you at significant risk of having your generator run on bad air quality days.

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