Generating power

by Airman 1st Class Savannah L. Waters
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Staff Sgt. Justin Tayamen and Staff Sgt. Bryce Skawski, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical power production craftsmen, discuss plans for a generator preventative maintenance inspection June 27 on Ramstein. The generator system’s equipment provides automated back-up electrical power to Ramstein’s most critical facilities.


Staff Sgt. Justin Tayamen, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical power production craftsman, prepares a pump to put fresh coolant in a generator June 27 on Ramstein.


Airman 1st Class William Woodside, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical power production apprentice, preps an oil filter for installation June 27 on Ramstein. Annual maintenance such as oil and fuel filter changes and coolant changes every 36 months are required to ensure the generator stays operational.


Airman 1st Class William Woodside, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical power production apprentice, installs a new fuel filter on a generator June 27 on Ramstein. Electrical power production technicians perform regular maintenance inspections and test more than 120 emergency power systems on the base.


Airman 1st Class William Woodside, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical power production apprentice, drains coolant out of a generator system June 27 on Ramstein. The preventative maintenance provides fresh fluids to prevent the system from malfunctioning during a real-world power outage and mitigates mission stoppage due to loss of commercial power.


Staff Sgt. Bryce Skawski, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical power production craftsman and Airman 1st Class William Woodside, 786th CES electrical power production apprentice, work alongside one another during a system generator inspection June 27 on Ramstein. CES Airmen perform maintenance on the generator as part of an annual inspection to ensure automated back-up electrical power is provided to mission essential buildings.