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From Mac’s Safety Space: How is your generator like a Great Dane (and no, I’m not referring to Hamlet...Marmaduke, maybe)?

Hospital Safety Insider, July 5, 2012

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I was recently looking over some survey results in which a finding was generated (small pun intended) because there was a “black substance coming out of the exhaust manifold” which was equated with evidence of wet-stacking. The finding went on to indicate that the condition needed to be addressed to prevent the potential for engine failure, while also indicating that all maintenance and testing had been performed as required.

Now, I will freely admit that I am in no way an expert when it comes to engines and the like, be they emergency generators or whatever. But, I am reasonably certain that if maintenance and testing activities are being performed as required, this “black substance” may very well have an explanation that does not necessarily point to some sort of catastrophic failure event.

And so, I have become introduced to the concept of exhaust manifold and/or engine “slobber.”

Read on.


 



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