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Regardless of the application, standby generators are considered a key element the backup power plans of many industries. This is why, it is imperative to make sure that they remain fully functional, all the time. This is where load banks play a part in verifying the power output of generators once they are placed on location.
Though generators are tested at the factory, it is important to re-test the generator on site. However, this is not the only time load bank testing should be done. In fact, it should be performed on a regular basis. Load tests allow standby generators to be tested and exercised under an artificial load in order to verify their overall reliability to perform with the specific horsepower needed in an emergency situation.
Standby generators are seldom used because power interruptions do not happen all the time. More often than not, generators are kept in storage until the next power outage. By keeping stored, generators tend to develop wet stacking because they are not used regularly. This is what testing and commissioning the generators using load bank rentals is trying to prevent.
To find out more about load bank rental options and applications, contact American Power Rental.