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Industrial Generators and Control Systems: Benefits, Components, and Maintenance

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Industrial generators are essential for business continuity, providing backup power during outages. They ensure that critical operations remain uninterrupted, safeguarding your productivity and minimising costly downtime. With a wide range of generator sets available, selecting the right industrial generator for your specific needs can be challenging. We can help you make the right decision and keep your business operational.

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Industrial generators come with various fuel options to suit different applications and budgets. Here’s an overview:

  • Diesel Generators: Known for reliability and long run times, diesel generators are widely used. Their fuel power makes them suitable for various locations and the robust design handles demanding workloads effectively.
  • Gas Generators: Ideal for facilities with a natural gas connection, these generators offer a cleaner-burning alternative to diesel. They typically have lower operating costs due to cheaper fuel, making them attractive for businesses focused on environmental impact and cost-efficiency.
  • Propane (LPG) Generators: Providing clean-burning power, propane generators are well-suited for remote locations. Propane can be easily stored on-site in tanks, reducing the need for frequent refueling deliveries, making them a reliable backup solution for off-grid facilities. Contact us for more.

Industrial Control Systems

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Industrial control systems are crucial for the efficient operation of industrial generators. They perform several key functions:

  • Efficient Power Generation: Control systems optimise fuel consumption by adjusting engine parameters based on real-time data, leading to cost savings and reduced environmental impact.
  • Automatic Start-Up and Shutdown: Industrial control systems ensure a smooth transition to backup power during an outage and shuts down the generator when normal power resumes, preventing unnecessary wear and tear.
  • Real-Time Monitoring:  Provides continuous real-time data on generator performance, including fuel levels, engine temperature, and voltage output. This enables proactive preventive maintenance, addressing potential issues before they escalate.
  • Data Acquisition and Control: Constantly collects and analyses real-time data on generator performance, enabling operational optimisation and swift troubleshooting for your generator system. Also the control system automates generator start-up and shutdown procedures, ensuring smooth transitions during power outages and maintaining uninterrupted operations.

Industrial Generator Maintenance

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Routine maintenance of your industrial generator’s control system is essential for optimal performance. That’s why GCM performs thorough checks to ensure efficient operation and maximise the lifespan of your generator system.

Regular industrial generator maintenance is crucial to:

  • Prevent Unexpected Downtime: Scheduled maintenance by qualified engineers identifies potential issues early, preventing generator failures that disrupt operations and lead to costly downtime.
  • Extend Generator Lifespan: Regular maintenance ensures efficient operation, minimising wear and tear on components, significantly extending the generator’s lifespan.
  • Optimise Performance: Proper maintenance ensures peak performance, delivering reliable backup power when the main grid fails, enhancing fuel efficiency and consistent power supply for critical operations.

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Why You Need an Industrial Generator

Power outages can be a major disruptor for any business. Here’s why investing in an industrial generator is a smart move:

  • Ensure Business Continuity: Unexpected power failures can halt your operations, leading to significant downtime and financial losses. An industrial generator ensures that your business remains operational, maintaining productivity and service delivery.
  • Protect Critical Systems: Many businesses rely on sensitive equipment that requires a constant power supply. An industrial generator provides the necessary backup power to protect these systems from damage or data loss.
  • Meet Compliance and Safety Standards: In certain industries, having a reliable backup power solution is not just a good practice but a regulatory requirement. An industrial generator helps you stay compliant with these regulations, ensuring the safety and reliability of your operations.
  • Maintain Productivity: Downtime can severely impact your productivity. With an industrial generator, you can keep your workforce productive and your operations running smoothly, regardless of power outages.

Selecting the right partner for your industrial generator needs is crucial. Here’s why GCM should be your go-to choice:

  • Proven Expertise: At GCM, we have years of experience in providing and maintaining industrial generators. Our team understands the diverse requirements of different industries and can recommend the best generator solutions tailored to your specific needs.
  • Comprehensive Services: We offer a complete range of services, including the installation, maintenance, and repair of industrial generators and industrial control systems. This means you have a single, reliable partner for all your power needs.
  • Preventive Maintenance: Regular maintenance is vital to ensure the longevity and efficiency of your generator. GCM’s industrial generator maintenance services are designed to identify potential issues early and address them, preventing costly breakdowns and downtime.
  • Local Expertise in Essex: Our specialised industrial control system maintenance in Essex and further through UK, meaning that you get prompt, local service. We ensure that your industrial control systems are always in top condition, providing reliable backup power when you need it most.
  • Customer-First Approach: At GCM, we prioritise your satisfaction. We work closely with you to understand your requirements and deliver solutions that fit your needs and budget. Our customer-centric approach ensures that you get the best service and support.


Partnering with GCM means peace of mind knowing that your business is protected against power outages. Our dedication to quality and customer satisfaction makes us the ideal choice for your industrial generator and industrial control system needs. Reach out to GCM today to learn more about how we can help keep your business powered and productive.

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Frequently Asked Questions

An industrial generator provides backup power during outages, ensuring that critical business operations remain uninterrupted. It helps maintain productivity, protect sensitive equipment, and meet compliance and safety standards by delivering reliable power when the main grid fails.

The four major components of an industrial control system (ICS) are:

  1. Sensors: These devices collect data from various parts of the system, such as temperature, pressure, and flow rates.
  2. Controllers: These are the brains of the ICS, processing the data received from sensors and making decisions to adjust operations accordingly.
  3. Actuators: These devices execute the commands from the controllers, such as opening a valve or starting a motor.
  4. Human-Machine Interface (HMI): This interface allows operators to interact with the control system, monitor processes, and make manual adjustments as needed.

Maintaining an industrial generator involves regular inspections and servicing to ensure reliable operation. Key maintenance activities include:

  1. Regular Inspections: Check for leaks, corrosion, and other signs of wear.
  2. Testing and Running: Periodically run the generator to ensure it operates correctly.
  3. Fuel System Maintenance: Check fuel levels, quality, and the condition of fuel lines and filters.
  4. Battery Inspection: Ensure the battery is charged and free of corrosion.
  5. Coolant and Oil Levels: Regularly check and top up coolant and oil, and change them as recommended by the manufacturer.
  6. Cleaning: Keep the generator and surrounding area clean to prevent dust and debris from causing issues.

Generator maintenance includes:

  1. Oil and Filter Changes: Regularly change the oil and replace filters to keep the engine running smoothly.
  2. Coolant System Maintenance: Check coolant levels and condition, and flush the system as needed.
  3. Fuel System Checks: Inspect and replace fuel filters, and ensure fuel is clean and contaminant-free.
  4. Battery Maintenance: Test the battery, clean terminals, and replace it if necessary.
  5. Inspection of Electrical Components: Check connections, wiring, and control systems for any signs of wear or damage.
  6. Running Tests: Periodically run the generator under load to ensure it operates correctly and can handle the power demand during an outage.