Diesel Generator Monitoring

Use Case

Real-time monitoring of diesel generators in manufacturing

Uptime is essential in manufacturing to stay on track with production targets and expense ratios.

Due to potential power fluctuations and brownouts, many manufacturers rely on diesel power generators to help maintain a consistent level of power to production environments in case of an outage.

Challenges for these backup power systems include manual inspections and the potential for fuel theft that leave the generators in less than optimal condition when needed for production. IoT capabilites introduce new options in improving reliability and performance of diesel generators.

We have a solution

Improve response time to performance and fuel related issues during runtime.

This solution use case, provided by Tech Mahindra on the MindSphere® platform, provides diesel generator monitoring for manufacturing environments.

Ensuring your backup power systems are ready to keep your production lines up and running is essential for plant performance and profitability. With IoT connectivity, automated monitoring of key data including fuel levels and machine performance help your team ensure that your diesel generators are ready for service at peak performance levels.

With automated alerts and alarms for conditions that require maintenance or attention, your maintenance teams can be proactive in their care for these essential systems and help ensure your factory uptime SLAs are being met.


  • Monitoring for key runtime events including ignition status, running hours, idling status, battery status, alternator status, drum RPM and drum rotating direction.
  • Real time monitoring of fuel levels. 
  • Real time alerts and alarms of monitored events occuring outside of thresholds.
  • Service reminders to improe availability.


  •  Improve scheduling of maintenance tasks to optimize generator performance.
  • Ensure optimal generator efficiency with live monitoring of performance.
  • Improve SLAs and customer satisfaction, reducing factory downtime.
  • Reduce costs of fuel pilferage and tampering.

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Tech Mahindra Professional Services

Tech Mahindra offers a range of professional services to deploy this solution, depending on your needs, and accelerate your digital transformation. Services may include consulting,  implementation, integration, customization and training.


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