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MEP-803A Start And Load Test

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Old 11-19-2015, 10:50:18 AM
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Default MEP-803A Start And Load Test

Picked up an -803A from Ft Drum back in February with 16 hours showing on the clock. Unit had just been rebuilt at Letterkenny and still had the refurbished tags and final inspection report in the documents box.

It also has the diesel fired hydronic block, nice little bonus. Only visible issue was that someone had bashed some of the sheet metal on the fuel tank end, but otherwise this thing is basically brand new following reset.

Ended up having to tear a lot of it apart to replace the leaky fuel tank drain well nut. Got everything put back together, and had a friend from work come over to help check things out prior to starting. He is the system engineer at responsible for our 5MW emergency diesel generators - just cost me a little pizza and beer for his expertise.

After checking everything out, it fired up after a couple of failures - we're thinking a relay in the starting circuit was sticky and has since freed up.

Yesterday I built a redneck load bank using 10KW worth of water heater elements in a barrel full of water. The generator worked flawlessly and didn't even flinch when I threw all 10KW on it simultaneously. Let it run for a little over an hour to drive any condensation out of the windings.

Overall I couldn't be happier.

Thanks for looking,

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