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Diesel Generator Parts and Components

Diesel generators are complex machines, with lots of parts, components and functions. When you own an industrial diesel generator that you rely on as your backup power source it can greatly benefit you to understand the main components in the generator. Of course, you will have annual diesel generator maintenance services and may require maintenance, but it isn’t uncommon for people to face additional issues with their generators and require generator repairs.

Knowing what the main components in your generator are can be really beneficial when it comes to identifying and fixing issues. Even elements of daily and routine cleaning and checkups can be so much quicker and easier. Understanding what your generator service technician means when they mention a specific part can help you to both keep your generator working for longer and also identify any potential issues.

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Diesel Generator Parts and Components Diagram - Vital Power

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Step 2

Tell us your requirements

Our team will discuss your requirements with you, explaining the options available to you.

Step 3

Site survey

One of our highly skilled generator engineers will visit your site to map out to take note of your power requirements, where the generator will be installed, answering any questions you may have

Step 4

Delivery, installation & commissioning

Once the order has been placed, our team will then install your generator on site. We also carry out rigorous commissioning processes to ensure that your equipment is ready to support your site.

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Vital Power – Generator Specialists

At Vital Power we offer a complete service for generators and UPS (uninterruptible power supply) offerings. From our operational hubs right across the UK, our team of specialist generator engineers offer round the clock service – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year.

We offer a range of services including repairs and generator fuel management services to keep every part of your generator in good working condition. We can offer fuel tank cleaning, services for generator control systems, and fuel polishing to keep the diesel itself performing at its best.

Of course, we know every part of every generator like the back of our hands. We’re always available to answer our customers’ questions, help fine tune machinery, or fix any major faults immediately. We know how important standby generators are to your business – they’re the lifeline that keeps your devices and operations up and running in the event of a power outage or mains failure.

Even though our engineers are specialists and can take care of every element of your generator care, it’s still a good idea to familiarise yourself with the fuel tank, engine, control panel and more. So, for a quick starter guide, the Vital Power team put together a few easy to understand guides to the main components in a generator…

Generator Diagram

To understand what makes your generator tick (and whirr and buzz and hum and all the other generator noises), it’s useful to understand the parts and components and their respective jobs.

For a more in depth look at the parts that make up a generator, see our generator parts diagram page.

Diesel Generator Checklist

Our checklist for generators is designed give you everything you need to keep on top of generator maintenance. It’s also a guide to what our engineers look for and take care of during their routine checks.

For more on how to get to grips with maintenance and generator ownership, check out our Diesel Generator Checklist.

Got a question? We’re always happy to help.

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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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