Proactive maintenance management increases the reliability of a power system and upholds the consistent procedures and schedules of an operation, which is why electric power generation equipment provider Vert Energy Group is committed to supplying generator manufacturers throughout Africa not only with dependable components but also with repair and maintenance support facilities.
This also helps maintain the factory warranty coverage of every component used in the generators, says Vert Energy, which uses original spare parts and accessories that are within stringent original-equipment manufacturer specifications.
“The company’s skilled technicians have the expertise to assist with inspections, diagnostics and repair procedures, such as reassembly, installations, commissioning and the implementation of preventive and predictive maintenance programmes,” highlights Vert Energy MD Grant Robertson.
He notes that it is imperative for work sites located in isolated locations, such as mines, to have secure and efficient power supplies, coupled with a reliable support facility.
“For this reason, our on-site service has been well received by operations located in remote areas,” he adds.
Vert Energy’s field service includes inspec- tions and fault finding, as well as the refur-bishment and repair of most types of genera- tors available in the market.
If repairs cannot be completed on site, repair work is completed at Vert Energy-certified repair facilities in Africa.
In addition to the company’s 24-hour assistance service that attends to any emergency electromechanical breakdown or repair situation, Vert Energy also offers a custom preventive and emergency maintenance programme designed to reduce the downtime of either prime power or standby generators.
“These preventive maintenance measures, when applied to diesel engine generators, for example, reduce long-term operating costs and ensure the extended life of a generator,” explains Robertson, further noting that, following diesel maintenance protocols and manufacturer recommendations, the risk of failure on critical power applications during start-up is significantly reduced.
Vert Energy is also the authorised sales and support partner of the Leroy Somer range of electric power generation products in Southern Africa and offers a full range of spare parts for low- and medium-voltage alternators.
Spare parts further include diodes, varistors and automatic voltage regulators, which complement the full range of alternators, starting from 20 kVA to 2 000 kVA.
About Vert Energy
Vert Energy is a local representative of some of the world's leading brands and organisations. The company comprises a diverse portfolio ofgoods and services business units, including electric power generation, systems and pro-jects, electric motors and drives, and tech-nical services.
Vert Energy Group has grown from a marketing-based company to a diverse organ-isation that is focused not only on expanding into Africa but also on creating a sustainable support service.