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Diesel Generator Control Systems

At Vital Power we are specialists in diesel generators and all the services – technical and fuel-related – that come with them.

Expertise and Solutions for All Your Power Needs

At Vital Power we are specialists in diesel generators and all the services – technical and fuel-related – that come with them.

Whatever emergency power requirements you have, we can offer a selection of generator control panels to suit your needs. We stock a full range of leading suppliers of diesel engine generators, and have years of experience working with businesses in all industries.

We also offer custom generators for more bespoke design, and can help create the ideal setup to power your electrical load.

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The User Flow

Step 1

Contact Us

Looking for a bespoke control panel for your new generator, or even looking to upgrade an old system? Get in touch via our website or give us a call to discuss your requirements.

Step 2

Site Survey

One of our highly skilled electrical engineers will visit your site to survey your existing panel/ generator.

Step 3

Equipment ordered

A tailored solution will be provided and discussed with you to ensure you’re happy with the proposed control panel.

Step 4

Installation, commissioning & handover

Our electrical engineers will return to install your new control system. Rigorous tests will ensure all elements are working. We will then carry out a handover and training session.

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What is a Generator Control System?

The generator control system (also sometimes called control panels) is essentially the hub of your generator system. The control system will display a number of details about generator function, including data points and information sets about your generator. Some of the typical information shown on a generator control panel will include voltage, frequency and current.

Depending on the system type, it may have a display screen, meters or gauges to display the current levels. Equally, depending on the size of standby generator system in place, the control panel itself may be detached from the unit as a standalone device.

Generator control systems can help with things like diagnostics, service level reminders and current status of the diesel generator set. It’s important to remember that while your team at Vital Power can assist with routine management, repairs and more, it’s crucial to keep a regular check on the generator status throughout the year.

How Does a Generator Control Panel Work?

Generator control panels are powered by a micro-processor, which monitors and assesses any processes from within diesel generator sets themselves. For example, a temperature meter or gauge will monitor the internal temperature of the generator and engine; when a pre-set level is reached, the generator will automatically power off to stop any damage from overheating.

Similarly, if combined with an Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS) for generator monitoring, the generator will automatically detect a power outage and start up to ensure no significant downtime for your systems.

The buttons, gauges and dials on control panels are typically grouped together for different functions. This not only makes it easy to operate and follow routines, but limits the chance of an engineer or colleague pressing the wrong button. At Vital Power we can help with all maintenance of your generator and control panel, and can also help with any questions about the system itself.

Automatic Mains Failure and Automatic Transfer Switch Installation Services

We are also industry experts for the design, manufacture and installation of Automatic Mains Failure (AMF) panels – also referred to as Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS). Find out more about the difference between AMF and ATS panels on our blog.

The use of an AMF panel allows the automatic switch over to running on generator in the event of a mains outage on site; by doing this automatically the down time on site is massively reduced as there is no need for any human interaction with the backup power system. Upon the mains feed being restored our bespoke built panels will automatically facilitate a safe return back on to mains whilst allowing the generator a suitable cooling run.

For more information on our diesel generator control systems, get in touch with our UK team.

Specialist Generator Control System Engineers

At Vital Power our team of engineers and specialists has a wealth of experience when it comes to diesel generator control panel upgrades or modifications. Our engineers are all OEM trained on Deep Sea Electronics, ComAp and DEIF systems. We can advise on your power requirement, and offer a wide range of leading generator manufacturer solutions.

We specialise in the synchronisation of generator sets and electrical power; this can be synchronisation of multiple diesel generators to allow more redundancy on-site, or synchronisation of existing equipment back to the UK power grid – this service includes G59 equipment installation, commissioning and testing.

If your business has a requirement for a new generator controller panel then we can help. This could be replacement of an old or damaged panel or the upgrade of an existing panel to include additional features such as full remote monitoring.

If you’d like expert advice or recommendations on the best diesel generator control systems for you, our team are happy to answer any questions you may have. Contact us via our enquiry form, email or 24-hour support line.

What Our Customers Are Saying

"Your engineer was absolutely brilliant - he got the generator working again really quickly and so I have power; he was also really professional and a real asset to your company. I would recommend your company in a heartbeat. Thank you all for helping me out in a time of need. I'm very grateful."

Site Manager

"I would like to say that your company is very customer driven. To offer a service outside your normal scope to fulfil a market need is exceptional and professional. When our new generator requires a service, I will contact Vital Power again"

Maintenance Manager

"I wanted to say a big thank you for the way my generator was installed by one of your engineers. It was done extremely professional and quickly. The engineer projected a tremendous sense of enthusiasm and confidence – and his small-talk is also most interesting to hear. I was left in awe of his complete understanding of the installation requirements. He even management to iron out a difference on the auto start that the manufacturer did not tell him about. A very clean and good working in all respects, he is a tribute to your company"

Site Manager

"Everyone at Vital Power is very professional. I was really impressed with Managing Director, he worked very hard to make sure we were happy and got everything right. The engineers were superb and extremely professional when they came to inspect our cabling requirements. We couldn't be happier with the result and I couldn't fault the work at all. We're really pleased."

Site Manager (BituChem)

"Very happy with the engineer that was on site yesterday to get involved with the power switchover. All went successfully and brilliant result! Thank you."

Maintenance Manager

"Credit to Warren, he's been absolutely unbelievable. To get the generator working in the time that he has is amazing. Great work and thanks again."

Contracts Manager

"I have just received a phone call from the client in regards to the engineer’s visit yesterday. They were very impressed by him, so much so they are thinking of switching all other generators they have over to you. It’s so good to get positive feedback, thanks again for your help"

Contracts Manager

"Your engineers are great, they are keen to help and work proactively to get things done. We were also seriously impressed with Phill Walters getting an emergency hire set to us in just 2-hours from the initial phone call!"

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