As good as new after 60,000 operating hours

TPN has recently carried out a major overhaul of a generator set for one of the leading Nigerian breweries. The engine had already done 60,000 operating hours and was in need of a revamp.

The Caterpillar 3516 HD engine with an 11 kV generator was transported to the workshop in Lagos. Here, a team of expat and local engineers carried out a complete overhaul. The set was taken apart right down to the last bolt. Every component has been checked, repaired, and the engine crankshaft has been replaced with a new one. The generator itself received the same treatment and has been equipped with new front and rear bearings.
Once the overhaul was complete, the set was reassembled and tested extensively. After the successful test run, the set was sprayed neatly yellow again. The brewery can look forward to using the generator set for years to come and a major overhaul of the next two sets are scheduled for later this year.

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